Rich Schaefer

Regional Vice President, Central Region
Core & Main

Rich Schaefer is the regional vice president, Central Region, for Core & Main’s Waterworks business. Schaefer is responsible for sales growth, profitability and operational excellence for the region, which includes Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Southern Illinois. Core & Main is a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the U.S.

Since he joined the organization as assistant controller in 2005, Schaefer acquired positions of increased responsibility, including director of accounting and controller, director of strategic analysis and director of operations, North Region. Prior to joining the company, he worked in public accounting as an auditor and business consultant for Rubin Brown. Schaefer has worked strategically to analyze financial results, evaluate market and product opportunities, increase efficiencies, and develop and implement regionally aligned action plans and budgets.

Schaefer earned his MBA in accounting from Missouri State University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from University of Missouri-Columbia. Schaefer is also a Missouri Licensed Certified Public Accountant.

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 250 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s 3,000 plus associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive. Visit to learn more.


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