President, Rio Grande
Alan Bell is the president of Rio Grande, the jeweler’s supply division of The Richline Group.
Alan joined Rio Grande in 1971 at the company’s eighth employee. He instigated the early implementation of computer-based operations in the mid-1970’s and participated in transitioning the company into a mail order company by creating the company’s first brochures and then catalogs. Alan was responsible for the overall marketing of the company through the mid-1990’s when he took charge of the company’s distribution operations, resulting in a redesign and modernization of the warehouse. Alan has served as President, responsible for overall operations since 2007.
Alan is married to Audrey and they have three grown children, Stirling, Sarintha and Olivea. His hobbies include fast cars, good books, big trout, old wine, and fair-weather skiing.