As vice president of supply chain, Rick Bingle is responsible for REI’s Supply Chain Division comprising of distribution, logistics including trade and compliance, sales and customer support, vendor operations, network strategy and omnichannel fulfillment.
Prior to becoming vice president of supply chain, Rick was REI’s director of global supply chain, was senior manager of global supply chain at Microsoft and spent 11 years at Office Depot in distribution-related management.
Rick serves as a Board of Advisors member for the University of Washington’s Master’s Degree Program in Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL). The Advisory Board members help review content, guide course design and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.
REI is a $3 billion national multichannel retail co-op headquartered outside of Seattle. With more than 6 million active members, REI serves the needs of outdoor adventurers through innovative, quality products; inspiring classes and trips; and integrated customer service that allows shoppers to buy great gear and clothing in any way they want. REI has 143 stores in 35 states, as well as REI.com and REI.com/outlet. This year REI will invest $8 million in local communities to help care for outdoor spaces.