Summit Holdings Names New General Manager for Salina KS Location
Summit Holdings recently promoted Rick Shupe to the position of General Manager of its Salina, Kansas location.
Rick has been employed by Roberts Truck Center and then Summit Truck Group for 25 years. (In January 2014, Diamond Companies merged with Roberts Truck Centers to become Summit Truck Group.) Prior to this promotion, Rick was a New Truck Salesperson in Salina.
Rick served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, then graduated from Indiana University with a degree in sales and marketing. He worked in the RV industry for 12 years, including as regional sales manager for ElDorado National RV; and spent a year working for a Freightliner dealership before beginning work at Stewart International in Salina.
Rick said, “I have enjoyed all the differences and opportunities during the transition from a single owner to Roberts Truck Center, and then the eventual merger that has led to the Summit Truck Group… Working with owner-operators, small fleets, and corporations has made for an exciting career.” Rick also appreciates being in on the ground floor of International’s commercial bus business.”
Rick has been married to his wife, Ruth, since 1971. They have 2 children — Erik and Kristi — along with 6 grand-children, and enjoy attending their grandchildren’s sports and academic activities. Rick is also involved with mentoring at their church and volunteering for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Rick officially takes over the Salina GM role on September 1st.