ELYRIA, Ohio — Steven Shepard has been named Director of Product Management for RIDGID®, a business unit of Emerson. In this role, Shepard will manage the development of new products from ideation through launch, lead global, cross-functional new product development teams and design and implement a growth strategy for RIDGID hand, tubing and pipe fabrication tools, including the iconic pipe wrench.
Shepard is an experienced product manager and leader who previously drove year-over-year net sales growth with Stanley Black & Decker in Connecticut. His deep knowledge of the skilled trades combined with his desire to develop
purpose-built, multigenerational tools makes him a great addition to the RIDGID team.
Shepard, a Houston native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University.