Reyco Leadership Team Bios
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
– Warren Bennis
John Stuart joined Reyco Granning in September 2014 as VP of Engineering & Marketing and became President in October 2015. He has more than 28 years of commercial vehicle experience with 19 years dedicated to suspension systems. Stuart brings solid financial acumen to the role of President, and has distinguished proficiency in the areas of market strategy and new product development.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Stuart held several leadership positions in engineering, product validation, program management, and business development at Hendrickson International and Navistar.
He also had an entrepreneurial stint as the CFO and partner for a quick serve restaurant franchisee.
Stuart has an MBA from Indiana University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from John Brown University. He currently holds 18 US patents and is an author and guest speaker at various industry events.
Karla Burnett joined Reyco Granning in June of 2019 as the VP of Finance.
Karla is responsible for leading the accounting department and overseeing the financial management systems, internal controls and financial reports for Reyco Granning, LLC.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, LLC, Karla spent more than twelve years at PlayPower, Inc, a world leader in recreation equipment manufacturing. While employed there, she held various management positions in the finance department. During her final years, she served as Corporate Treasurer/Credit Manager, overseeing the treasury and credit/collection functions for eight North American held companies. Most recently, Karla spent over two years employed as Controller at Hampshire Pet Products, LLC.
Karla graduated from Missouri State University with a Masters of Business Administration and from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Tracy Carll joined Reyco Granning in April 2016 as the VP of Finance & IT, where she was responsible for the fiscal functions of Reyco Granning and directing the information systems functions. In April 2018, she took over as VP of Supply Chain & IT. In this role she is responsible for the strategy, planning, implementation, and day-to-day execution of all supply chain functions as well as directing the information systems functions.
Before joining Reyco Granning, she served as Controller for SRC and CNH Reman in Springfield, MO, where she played a key role in increasing revenues and continuous improvement within the company.
Carll earned her MBA from Drury University and a BS in Accounting/Business Management from the University of Maryland. She also served for 10 years in the Air Force and received the Distinguished Graduate Award while attending the Air Force Leadership Academy. In addition she received three achievement medals and an accommodation medal while service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
John Hinz joined Reyco Granning in July of 1998 as the Senior Project Engineer for our Granning Air Suspensions/Division of Fluidrive. With more than 20 years of experience as a engineering professional, he has managed several divisions within Reyco Granning. Hinz will have new product development, product validation, cost reduction, and field service resources both in Mt. Vernon, MO and in Lafayette, IN reporting directly to him while also maintaining the day to day operations at our facility in Indiana.
John excels in his ability to identify new areas of growth for our company while maintaining a strategic edge on new and improved technology that will lead Reyco Granning and its customers into the future. We are very confident that he will succeed in this expanded role. He has the full support of the organization behind him.
Ramin Zarrabi joined Reyco Granning in November of 2015 as the VP of Manufacturing. With more than 30 years of experience as a manufacturing professional, he has managed three manufacturing plants with similar volume as Reyco Granning. Zarrabi is responsible for production, production quality, manufacturing engineering, shipping, maintenance and compliance.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Zarrabi spent three years at 3M where he was instrumental in the implementation of Lean processes. In addition, he served in several leadership positions at Maytag during his 20-year tenure there where he focused on operational transformation through Lean processes and Six Sigma methodologies.
Ramin has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has also completed Six Sigma Operations Black Belt and Composite Certification training and as well as numerous leadership and management programs.
Christy Meirick joined the Reyco team in July of 2002. Christy has 18 years’ experience with Reyco Granning. Christy is responsible for leading the sales team for the Aftermarket and OEM divisions. She started her career as a production laborer and worked her way up through the ranks, having occupied roles as a production supervisor and customer service representative. In June of 2016, Christy was promoted to the Director of Sales. With 18 years’ experience, Christy is known for her product knowledge and customer service skills.
Christy holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Communication and Development, in which she received both degrees from Drury University.
Scott has been with Reyco Granning since 2016 starting as a National Account Manager then as Business Development Manager and now as Director of Sales and Business Development. His career in the commercial vehicle world spans more than 25 years in the specification and sales of commercial vehicles. Prior to his path in the commercial vehicle market Scott sold semiconductors and integrated circuits to electronic and automotive OEMs.
This combination of experience lead to a very creative, technology driven and solution based sales approach for Scott. Scott is constantly looking for opportunities to develop new and innovative suspension solutions. “Our capabilities to customize a finely tuned suspension to fit most any commercial vehicle application is far superior to any manufacturer in the business.
Amanda Crisler joined Reyco Granning in December of 2016 as the Marketing Specialist. With more than 10 years’ experience in marketing, she is responsible for the implementation of marketing and communication efforts for Reyco Granning. Amanda has provided her marketing efforts to local companies such as Flood Media and Bass Pro.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Amanda served as the Marketing Coordinator for Federal Protection, where she helped increase their brand awareness as well as growing their annual revenue.
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Drury University. With her education and background in marketing she is a welcomed addition to the Reyco Granning family.
Cindy Lawrence joined Reyco Granning in November of 2006 as HR Generalist and now serves as the Director of Human Resources. She has more than 22 years of experience in the human resources arena. As the senior HR executive, she is responsible for establishing policies and procedures, leading talent management initiatives, recruitment, training, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, and employment law.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning Lawrence spent 10 years in human resources with the University of Missouri Health Care System. The majority of that time was served as the Benefits Specialist where she was responsible for two benefits systems and providing oversight of the facility’s time and attendance system.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communication and Development from Drury University and possesses a Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) Certification.
Klista Davis joined Reyco Granning in October 2013 as a Production Scheduler and became Manager of Customer Service in December 2019. She has more than 20 years of various roles in customer service while increasing responsibility.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, she served as a Customer Service Representative for Siemens Energy, Inc, in Springfield, MO where she coordinated and scheduled field service visits while enhancing customer satisfaction.
Klista earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communication & Development from Drury University. With her proven work ethic and down to earth approach to supporting customer concerns, she is a valued member of the Reyco Granning family.