Rick Penner

Field Representative – Kansas & Missouri
316-651-6164 cell
rick@viptanks.com

Rick began working in the coatings industry upon graduation from Kansas State University.  He started his career with the Sherwin-Williams Co. in South Central Kansas and held numerous positions over 10 years including Operations Manager, Professional Coatings Representative and Industrial Coatings Representative.  In 1999 he began working for a firm representing the Tnemec Co. in Kansas.  For the next 18 years he consulted with contractors, engineers, and owners in the industrial coatings industry, with an emphasis in the water tank market.  Since 2017, Rick has been working specifically in the water tank maintenance market in Kansas and Oklahoma.  Rick has been active in numerous professional organizations over the years including being a member of Kansas Rural Water for the last 20 years.  He completed his NACE Level III training in 1996.  Rick lives in Hesston, Kansas and will be covering Kansas and Missouri for Viking.