Rick Thompson is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Pacolet Milliken. In this capacity, he oversees financial planning and analysis for business segments, financial reporting, managing capital budgets for special projects, and forecasting financials for the leadership group.
Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, he was a 28 year associate of Milliken & Company where he assumed a number of significant roles including Corporate Director for Product Management Improvement, Finance Team Leader for Enterprise Resource Planning, Manager of Global Systems Integration, Financial Reporting Manager, Corporate Cost Manager and Industrial Engineer at five different manufacturing locations.
In 1997, Mr. Thompson completed Duke University's Advanced Management Program. He holds a Master of Accountancy degree from Gardner-Webb University, is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, Certified Public Accountant (CPA - licensed in NC), Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Treasury Professional.
He has served as President of the Carolinas Council of the Institute of Management Accountants and currently serves on its Global Board of Directors. He is the current Chair of the Board of Regents of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.