Richard Schippers

Training Manager/Engineering Services

Rick began his career with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph (MST&T) gaining experience in the Outside Plant world of the Telecom industry. In 1983 he discovered his niche when he accepted a job as an Outside Plant Engineer doing field and design work. A decade later, with US West reorganization, Rick moved to Denver where he quickly became a subject matter expert in the usage of what is now known as OSP-FM.
Over the past 12 years, Rick has gained sales experience, first as a Sales Engineer and later as a Regional Sales Manager. "I love standing in front of a crowd and showing different aspects of telecom technology which has evolved over the years many times and continues to evolve and improve daily," he says.
Rick enjoys the many outdoor sports that Colorado has to offer. He has been married for 36 years to his high school sweetheart and now has three beautiful children and two grandchildren.  Summer is his favorite time of year and he is often found at Colorado Rockies games. "The Broncos Football games are a close second, and with my season tickets I can spend quality time with my kids." 
"I am excited to work with MOUNTAIN as the training manager, and can't wait to share what I have learned over the years with the MOUNTAIN team to make this the company of choice for all."