Elyria, OH-based RIDGID, a global manufacturer of more than 300 dependable and innovative tools, has named Steven Shepard director of product management. In this role, Shepard will manage the development of new products from ideation through launch; lead global, cross-functional new product development teams; and design and implement a growth strategy for RIDGID hand, tubing and pipe fabrication tools. Shepard is an experienced product manager and leader who previously drove year-over-year net sales growth with Stanley Black & Decker in Connecticut.
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