RJB Associates


Burkemper’s career encompasses 5 plus years as President/CEO of RJB Associates a global consulting firm established in 1996, 13 years as SVP of Mohawk International Carpet & Flooring focused on international sales and marketing, 7 years as President/CEO of two successful manufacturing turn-around operations in the flooring and wall covering industries while with Forbo Industries and Biltrie/Endura Rubber Flooring, 3 years as VP of Bigelow/Sanford Carpet’s distributor division, 12 years as VP of Carson Pirie Scott, and 6 years as General Manager of Tile center.  All the above positions demanded a focus on P&L performance as well as revenue growth.

Burkemper specializes in helping firms market themselves domestically as well as import or export product and services. The staff possess a practical understanding of the cultures and regional differences, customs, personnel, logistics, procedures and laws that inhibit many from understanding how to “Think Global yet Act Local”.

Educational background includes attendance at the St, Louis and Washington University, four years in the Army Security Agency and being an alumnus of the accelerated Advanced Management Program at the prestigious INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France, focused on Global solutions to business issues. He is actively involved with the International Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Department of Trade and Tourism, Chattanooga World Trade Council, American Floorcovering Alliance as well as other associations.

Disciplines Represented

  • Operational Management
    Structure
  • Human Resources
    Global Cultural
    Regional Nuances
  • R & D / Product Development
    Market Analysis / Rationale
  • Marketing / Advertising
    Branding / Brand Management
    Market Segmentation
    Customer Insight
    Route to Market
  • Sales Strategy / Management
    Competitive Environment
    Sale Organization Structure
    Distribution
    Inventory Rationalization

Contact Information

Richard Burkemper
RJB Associates
1627 Windstone Drive
Ringgold, GA 30736
706.581.3669
rburke@rjbassociatesgc.com
rjbassociatesgc.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-burkemper/18/a60/8a1