Rick Sanders serves as the General Manager of Langdale International Trading Corp. Rick has over 32 years of experience with Langdale Forest Products Co. in various capacities where he currently serves as Vice President and Lumber Sales Manager, both of which are instrumental to his responsibilities of General Manager for Langdale International.
Rick attended the University of Florida and graduated from Valdosta State University in 1977 with a degree in Business Administration. He has served in the community as a Valdosta Red Cross board member, co-chair for Langdale Industries’ United Way Campaign, and he has coordinated and managed the Lowndes County Partnership for Health’s Corporate Cup sports event for eight years.
“During high school and college, I knew I wanted to spend my career working for a mid-sized company that had solid values, a great reputation, stability, and was extremely successful while maintaining their position at the forefront of their industry. Langdale met all those requirements. But the thing I did not anticipate all those years ago was the great degree of pride and loyalty I would place in my chosen company. The pride comes from the knowledge that I personally helped Langdale grow and succeed and from the respect of fellow employees and others in our industry. The loyalty comes from personal contact with the owners of the company, owners who have always made me feel that I am important to them and an integral part of day-to-day and long range operations of the company.”
Rick and his wife, Vickie, reside in Thomasville.