Larry Ricks, Rogers Corporate Controller
Q: How long have you worked at Rogers?
A: A little less than one year
Q: What is your current position at Rogers and what are you responsible for?
A: Corporate Controller
Q: Describe your favorite memories or experiences while working at Rogers?
A: Rogers employs an awesome group of Food Industry Professionals; most members of the management team have many years of industry experience. Although my tenure is just getting started, so far working with a talented team of dedicated industry leaders has been my favorite experience.
Q: How would you define your role at Rogers and what do you feel is the most important part of your job?
A: I am primarily responsible for Finance, Accounting, and General Administration at Rogers. Important aspects of my responsibilities include the following:
- Provide accurate, timely information necessary for our shareholders and management team to execute our business plan
- Providing constant communications to our bank and other important business partners to insure they understand what Rogers’ business is really about, and how they can help us accomplish our goals.
- Constantly striving to provide a safe, stable and enjoyable work place environment for all the Rogers employees.
- The protection of the company’s assets
Q: How does your job impact Rogers customers (directly or indirectly) and what do you do to make sure you’re always making a positive impact?
A: In my mind my impact on customers is mostly indirect, however, through implementation, management, and maintaining an appropriate corporate environment, all Rogers employees provide for their customers:
- The absolute best customer service
- Industry leading quality food products
- And a 100% sustainable supply chain
Q: What do you enjoy spending time doing when not at work?
A: I have 5 Grand Children all living close, I am blessed to enjoy spending time at their various activities, cooking family Sunday dinners, and an occasional game of golf.
Q: Something no one might know or be surprised to know about you?
A: I really enjoy riding a Harley Davidson Street Glide
Q: Best thing in life that’s happened to you?
A: I met my wife when we were only 15 years old, we have enjoyed growing together for over 35 years now.
Q: Describe a little bit about your background…where you grew up, family…
A: I am a farm boy from rural Idaho. My family were primarily potato, wheat, and malt barley farmers. As a teenager I came upon a great way to make a little extra money – I raised Holstein replacement heifers for local dairymen. This included bottle-feeding day-old calves, learning to be a “self-taught veterinarian” and never missing the responsibility of keeping my little heard fed, and safely tucked in the corral during extremely cold winter months.
Professionally I am a CPA, I truly appreciate the opportunity to be part of a great organization like Rogers Poultry Co.