P200: Strategic Procurement

Rick Coulon Appointed Director of Materiel and Management, UC Irvine

Welcome to Rick Coulon, Director of Materiel and Risk Management. Rick has fulfilled the role of interim Director at Irvine since September 2011. His appointment comes after an extensive search that yielded finalists recommended by a campus-wide search committee.

Rick comes into his new assignment with 13 years of experience in Materiel and Risk Management at UC Irvine.  Before joining UCI, Rick worked as a risk management analyst with Del Taco, Inc., and prior to that as a claims administrator with Marriott International.

Rick has been active in the UC Procurement Leadership Counsel and the UC Risk Management Leadership Council, and is a member of the Institute for Supply Management, the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, and the Risk Management Society. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Human Resources Management from California State University, Long Beach, and is a state certified mediator as well as an Associate in Risk Management, a professional designation conferred by the Insurance Institute of America.

Please join us in congratulating Rick.