ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Rick Scholtens of Orange City is Northwestern College’s new director of facilities management.
He began the position Feb. 1 after more 10 years as a project engineer with Interstates Control Systems in Sioux Center, Iowa.
In his new role, Scholtens oversees a staff of about two dozen employees and many student workers involved in building maintenance, groundskeeping, housekeeping and custodial services, and the college’s motor pool.
Scholtens graduated from Northwestern College in 1992 with a business administration major. He worked in estimating and sales for Mequon Distributors in Thiensville, Wis.; in carpentry at Mark’s Cabinet Shop in Alton, Iowa; and as a department manager/operator at Pella Corporation in Sioux Center before earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dordt College in 2007.