Reyco Leadership Team Bios
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
– Warren Bennis
John Stuart, President
John Stuart joined Reyco Granning in September 2014 as VP of Engineering & Marketing and became President in October 2015. He has more than 26 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 17 US patents and is an author and frequent guest speaker at various industry events.
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 on accommodation medal while service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Drake has been with us for more than twelve years. Eight of those have been in Sales roles with steadily increasing levels of responsibility. Drake started his Reyco Granning career as a Production Supervisor at our former Brookston, IN facility.
Prior to this he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. Drake’s experience and skills will support our growth initiatives and his knowledge of Reyco Granning processes, products, and customers will provide much needed stability in our Sales organization. Our future is very bright under his leadership.
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 Director for ACFEI as well as 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.
Christopher “Chris” Hughes joined Reyco Granning as the VP of Finance on May 7, 2018. He has 26 years’ experience in manufacturing, having begun his career in 1989 in public accounting at BKD. In 1994, he joined Armstrong/Triangle Pacific Corp as an audit supervisor and rose to the position of Flooring Group Controller.
Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Hughes served as Group CFO at Builders FirstSource, as well as CFO at Reliant Worldwide Plastics. In addition, he was the Vice President of Operations for Smith System Manufacturing Company.
Hughes earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Missouri Southern and his CPA from the State of Missouri.
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.
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.
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.