Executive Team

Rice Tire Executive Team

Rice Tire’s corporate office is located at:

909 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 662-0166
Fax: 301-695-3882

Donald Rice Sr. passed away in 1987. Ken Rice, Chairman of Donald B. ​Rice Tire Company and the youngest of Donald Rice’s three sons, has carried on in his father’s tradition since 1975. Today, ​Rice Tire is run by an Executive team led by Ken’s son in law, CEO Chris Chase.

Chris Chase

Chris Chase

President & CEO

Tenure Time: 25 Years

BBA degree from James Madison University

City of Residence: Frederick, MD

Interests: Orioles, Washington Football Team, Ravens

Hobbies: Golfing & Boating

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Chris Chase

President and CEO

Bruce Reeder

Bruce Reeder

Vice President, Finance

Tenure Time: 20 Years

BS degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University

Hometown & City of Residence: Frederick, MD

Hobbies: Hunting, Walking for Breast Cancer

Interesting Fact: Becoming first time Grandfather in 2021

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Bruce Reeder VP Finance

Vice President, Finance

Ken Rice II

Ken Rice II

Vice President, Safety & Compliance

Tenure Time: 30 Years

Frederick Community College – TIA Instructor

Hometown & City of Residence: Frederick, MD

Goal: To make a positive difference in people’s lives

Interests & Hobbies: Racing, outdoor activities, reading, learning new things

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Ken Rice II VP Safety and Compliance

Vice President, Safety & Compliance 

Mark Messenger

Mark Messenger

Vice President, Purchasing

Tenure Time: 35 Years

Company History: held various positions of increasing responsibility including warehouse worker, truck driver and salesperson at the Cumberland, MD location, prior to assuming the role of Store Manager in the early nineties. A position held until the promotion to VP of Purchasing in 2020.

Hometown: Hyndman, PA

Hobbies: Dirt Track Racing & riding my Harley

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/mark-messenger-97720197

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Mark Messenger Cumberland Store Manager and Operations

Vice President, Purchasing

Sabine Nave

Sabine Nave

Vice President, Human Resources

Tenure Time: 25 Years

BA Business & Economics (Magna Cum Laude); Professional in Human Resources (PHR designation); Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP designation)

City of Residence: Greencastle, PA

Goal: to learn something new each day

Interests & Hobbies: Gourmet cooking; crocheting afghans; spending as much time as possible in Charleston, SC

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Sabine Nave VP Human Resources

Vice President, Human Resources

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Regional Manager

Tenure Time: 8 Years

Trained in Six Sigma, business development, workflow & process development, 20+ years of management & sales in both retail and commercial applications. Joliet Junior College Landscape Architecture

City of Residence: Warrenton, VA

Professional Goal: To develop, lead and grow with Rice Tire as the “Experts in Tire Solutions”

Interests: “Go Blue” & “Bear Down” (Michigan & Chicago Bears Football)

Hobbies: There is nothing like a motorcycle ride in the Shenandoah Valley!

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Mike Anderson Regional Manager

Regional Manager 

Bart Proper

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Bart Proper Regional Manage

Regional Manager

Mike Fox

Mike Fox

Corporate Sales Manager

Tenure Time: 38 Years in the truck tire business, 3 years with Rice Tire

Hometown: St. Benedict PA, but born in Akron Ohio (Tire capital of the world!)

Professional Goal: Training people to be the best they can.

Interesting Fact: I joined the tire business immediately after high school and have worked from the ground up. I have learned a lot in those years. But what is most important to me is maintaining the aspiration to help employees, customers and independent tire dealers achieve their goals.

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Mike Fox Corporate Sales Manager

Corporate Sales Manager

Brian Chase

Brian Chase

Regional Sales Manager

Tenure Time: 2 Years

Mechanical Engineering Degree, Virginia Tech

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Current City of Residence: Baltimore, MD

Interests & Hobbies: Sports (Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Snowboarding) Spending time at the Lake, Exploring new Cities.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-chase-375a9257/

Rice Tire Executive in Maryland-Brian Chase Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager