Leadership

Reyco Leadership Team

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
– Warren Bennis

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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 30 years of commercial vehicle experience with 21 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 19 US patents and is an author and guest speaker at various industry events.

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Helen Cheng, VP of Finance

Helen Cheng joined Reyco Granning in January 2022 as
the VP of Finance. Helen has a full scope of responsibility for the company’s financial reporting, forecasting and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Helen served in a controllership role for over 20 years in a US manufacturing environment within the food and drug industries. Finance& accounting is Helen’s second career, before she became a CPA in the United States, Helen was a Radiologist in China.

Helen earned her MD at Beijing University, Medical
School, Beijing China. She got her Masters of Science in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Helen is also a CPA and CMA. 

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Tracy Carll, VP of Supply Chain & IT

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.

Tracy served 10 years in the United States Air Force and received the Distinguished Graduate Award while attending the Air Force Leadership Academy. Additionally, she received three Medals of Achievement and a Commendation medal while performing her duties in the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Campaigns.  Subsequently, she earned her MBA from Drury University and a BS in Accounting/Business Management from the University of Maryland.

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John Hinz, VP of Engineering

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.

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Scott Ames , VP of Sales

Scott has been with Reyco Granning since 2016 starting as a National Account Manager then as Business Development Manager and now as Vice President of Sales. 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.

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Amanda Crisler, Marketing Manager

Amanda Crisler joined Reyco Granning in December of 2016 as the Marketing Specialist. With more than 13 years’ experience in marketing, she is responsible for the implementation of marketing and communication efforts for Reyco Granning.

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 communications from Drury University.  With her education and background in marketing she is a welcomed addition to the Reyco Granning family.

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Cindy Lawrence, Director of HR

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 26 years of experience in the human resources arena.

As the senior HR executive, she is responsible for employee relations, ensuring regulatory compliance, establishing policies and procedures, leading talent management initiatives, compensation, staffing, 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.

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