Meet Alec Rickabaugh, a Process Engineer at Red Boot focused on blending processes. Alec designs, develops, and implements processes to accurately and efficiently manufacture our products, while always ensuring we maintain the highest level of quality standards. Alec is poised to increase our product manufacturing capacity and provide insight on automating and expediting all things blending.
Alec says there is no typical day at Red Boot. Every day is a new adventure! He focuses on all areas from manufacturing to getting products ready for packaging. Alec aims to improve our production processes — from raw material handling to blending ingredients to product transfer for packaging.
Red Boot aligns with some of Alec’s previous blending experience, but what really stood out for him was the people and the desire for advancement within the production plant. Alec says Red Boot is an awesome workplace because of the laid-back atmosphere, the challenge of continuous improvement, and the employees always embracing new proposals.
Alec holds a degree in chemistry from Northwestern College and is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. In previous roles, he tackled a multitude of product and process improvement initiatives as an Associate Scientist in manufacturing, quality control, and research and development. Alec focused on quality control and leading production personnel to maintain extremely high yield quality metrics, implementing ways to decrease plant waste, and discovering product or process improvements for new and existing products.
In addition to the alignment with his previous blending experience, Alec was drawn to Red Boot with a desire to broaden his understanding of beverage manufacturing. He enjoys the laid-back atmosphere and the teamwork that is evident when you arrive at the facility.
Outside of work, Alec enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog, discovering and listening to new music, and cheering for his favorite sports teams.
Favorite color: Navy blue
Favorite beverage: Dr. Pepper
Hobbies: DIY projects, golfing, fishing, hiking, hanging out with friends and family
Favorite TV show or Movie: Ozark and Shawshank Redemption
Best Piece of Advice: Never stop expanding your knowledge base
Three words that describe your coworkers: Passionate, conscientious, dependable