Rick Chastain

Regional Vice President, Western
Rick Chastain serves as the Regional Vice President for Equipment Depot’s Western Region. Rick has been working in the material handling industry for over 24 years, and prior to joining Equipment Depot, he held various leadership positions at Crown Lift Truck. Rick gained his breadth of experience while serving in roles of increasing responsibility in Sales, Sales Management, Sales Training, Service and Branch Management. He started his career in sales when he was assigned a new region with no facility and only two technicians. He built his region into one of the leading regional market shares for the company and a profitable operation comprised of multiple sales, service and parts staff.

Rick focuses his efforts at Equipment Depot on refining processes to improve the business and drive profitability and growth, as well as hiring and developing managers to do the same in their departments. Together with his team, he is establishing a larger West Coast presence for the organization, expanding into heavy trucks and port equipment, providing extended support for large, multi-location companies, and maintaining the best service in the industry.

Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management from San Diego State University. He has also served as an instructor at Carew International, a sales training provider. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching baseball and being outdoors.