Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Online used book seller Thrift Books LLC announces the hire of Rick Martinez to serve as Vice President of Operations, effective March 3, 2014. He is the first person to hold this position in the 10-year history of the company. He will report to the president of Thrift Books, Mike Ward.
Martinez is a seasoned manager of distribution, logistics, and service organizations. He spent the last 14 years with Seattle-based apparel company Cutter & Buck, most recently as Vice President of Operations and Customer Service. Prior to this he held management positions with small package carrier RPS, and Fritz Companies, a third party logistics provider.
“Rick will be an outstanding addition to our executive team,” said Ward. “His deep experience and operational leadership will be key as we continue the growth of our network of fulfillment centers. Our aim is to even better serve our customers with timely shipments and broad selection.”
“I am honored to be joining this wonderful company with an immense passion for excellence,” added Martinez. “There is a love of reading and customer satisfaction deeply wound into the Thrift Books culture, and that is a great fit for the ongoing work I want to do in rallying our people to continue to do our best work.”
Martinez has called the Seattle area home for the past 25 years. He lives there with his wife, son and daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from City University of Seattle.
ABOUT THRIFT BOOKS
Thrift Books LLC is the largest online seller of used books in North America, and probably the world. Founded in 2003, Thrift Books has 11 distribution affiliates throughout the United States that purchase, sort and distribute used books. Based in Seattle, Washington, Thrift Books relies on proprietary software to identify, value, sell, and ship used books using a variety of online platforms, including Thriftbooks.com. Backed by KCB Management, Thrift Books has experienced explosive growth with a keen commitment to smart pricing, high customer satisfaction, and world class supply chain management.