Roderick K. Rickman
Chairman & CEO
Rickman Enterprise Group
Roderick K. Rickman, Chairman and CEO of Rickman Enterprise Group is a native Detroiter whose roots are firmly planted in the community. He is the founder of the Rickman Enterprise Group, an Industry leader in complete Facility Management Demolition, Industrial Environmental Technical Cleaning Waste Management, Interior Finishing for Manufacturing, Utility, Education, Aerospace, and Defense/Military Industries.
As a successful African American businessman, he dedicates countless hours of his time to various mentoring programs and serves as a huge role model to those individuals that want to make a difference in the community. Mr. Rickman has a strong philanthropic sense. One of his personal missions is to provide sustainable enterprises for the community. He actively participates in organizations that improve the quality of life for those individuals whom are underprivileged. He contributes to a number of areas Nonprofit organizations including Real Life 101, National Association of Black Suppliers (NABS), The Salvation Army, City Connect, Focus HOPE, Neighborhood Service Organization and Detroit Area Boy Scouts. Mr. Rickman also provides scholarships for disadvantaged, minority students who want to get a college education.
Mr. Rickman served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He attended Wayne County Community College for Business Administration as well as a Certificate of Advance Executive Training from Kellogg’s School of Management in Evanston, Illinois and Amos Tuck/Dartmouth College in Dartmouth, Connecticut. He is a leader in the community and a member of numerous business, social achievement, and community organizations. He is the 1st Vice Chairman for the National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (NMBEIC). He is the past President of the Kellogg’s School of Management AMEP Alumni Group. He is also past Chairman of the National Association of Black Suppliers (NABS). He sits on the Executive Committee for the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NMAC). Rickman is the Current President of the Veteran Own Business Roundtable He is a lifetime member of the NAACP, and past Vice Chairman of Finance for the Boy Scouts of America. He is one of the founding members of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce. He has received the Edward Davis Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Hank Aquirre Humanitarian Award from the MMSDC. He was awarded the Supplier of the Year Award from the MMSDC and twice received the Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors Corporation. He has also received the Spirit of Detroit Award. In addition, Rickman was named one of the top 100 Minority Business Enterprise firms in the USA by Black Enterprise Magazine and by Minority Business News.
Roderick Rickman’s commitment to quality work has a long-standing 25 plus years record. His long-standing role as a businessman has shown him to be a man of vision, dedication and distinction. Mr. Rickman believes that being a part of the revitalization of the City of Detroit is a priority and it is rewarding for him to be in a position to provide jobs with solid futures for people of the community. Mr. Rickman is one of Detroit’s leading African American businessmen who continuously gives’ back to the community through charities, benefits, scholarships, gifts and donations.