Rick was named the Executive Chairman in July of 2018. He served as Chief Executive Officer since 1998, where his primary responsibility was the growth and strategic direction of Watco. Prior to being named CEO, Rick learned the business by working alongside his father Dick Webb, founder of Watco Companies. Rick has held various management and leadership positions within the company including operations, purchasing, marketing, accounting, and financial management.
Rick has always been an active participant in efforts to improve rail transportation for Customers; he serves on the Board of Directors for both the Association of American Railroads and National Industrial Transportation League.
Rick is also a vigorous supporter of his community and advocates for Pittsburg State University and many local schools and community organizations. He is a member of the Pittsburg State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Community National Bank’s (CNB) Advisory Board of Directors and U.S. Bank’s Market Board of Directors.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Pittsburg State University.