• Sourcing
  • Outsourcing
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Cost Reduction
  • Auditing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Operation


  • Michigan State University
  • GE Financial Management Program
  • GE Crotonville Financial Management Development Programs

Rick Schlegelmilch

An accomplished manager with 35 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Finance and Operations


  • Successful Paladin Sourcing Projects:
    - Sourced electronic components from China with savings of 30% – 45%
    - Multi Site Building Services – 25% reduction on new contracts with incumbents
    - Hotel rate negotiations – 45% savings with no seasonal pricing
    - Chemical and compounded materials sourcing with 15-20% savings
    - Woven bulk container sourcing with 20% savings
  • Consulted in Finance and Manufacturing Operations in US and international locations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance auditing with Ernst and Young
  • Process and Investment Engineering responsibilities at GE Plastics focusing on productivity and investment opportunities
  • Managed General Accounting and Manufacturing Analysis organizations within GE
  • Analytical expertise in product distribution, R&D, cost control in a manufacturing environment within GE
  • Corporate and Internal auditor for General Electric Company
  • Participated in a startup company which developed patented new signage technology to improve safety on US highways