J. RIVICH Associates, Inc.

219-838-3886 - jrivich@aol.com - 3143 Strong Street, Highland, IN

About Us

I have been a Manufacturers Representative in Northwest Indiana currently calling on Steel Mills in the Northwest Indiana/Chicago area for the past 15 years. My work experience also includes 25 years in the bearing and power transmission field. 
In 1971, I was employed at Inland Steel for a short period of time, and then hired by Bearing Headquarters Company as a delivery person, learning the "ins and outs" of all the local steel mills. After a year, I was promoted to an inside sales position working the quotations desk and handling sales calls and requests, eventually advancing to Sales Supervisor.  In 1977, I was promoted to outside sales calling on industrial customers.  In 1982, I went to work at a local machine shop with a high concentration in utility power stations for machining and boiler pump repair.  In 1984, I was persuaded to return to Bearing Headquarters as an Assistant Manager, with the responsibility to implement a new on line computer system.  I advanced to Outside Steel Sales in 1986 with responsibilities of calling on and maintaining vendor stocking programs at Bethlehem Steel, US Steel and Acme Steel. I also managed the storeroom and was responsible for a single source MRO system at Acme Steel.  In June of 1995, Inland Steel was added to my sales account package, making my total annual sales responsibilities in excess of $7 Million.
In 1996, I made my decision to leave Bearing Headquarters Co. and pursue a career as an independent sales representative. I'm currently calling on all area steel mills at all levels in Purchasing, Maintenance and Engineering, representing companies that supply Coil and Slab Heavy Lifting Equipment, Reducer Repair, Gearing, Specialty Castings, Steel Burnouts & Fabrications. 
I feel that with my knowledge and years of experience in steel sales, I would be an asset to your company.  My top priority is to provide you with the best possible service. 

James M. Rivich

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