Reyco Leadership Team Bios

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


john stuart

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

Tracy Carll, VP of Finance

Tracy Carll joined the Reyco Granning in April 2016 as the VP of Finance. She brings to Reyco Granning an extensive background in corporate finance and information systems. She is responsible for the fiscal functions of Reyco Granning and 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 in the Air Force and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Leadership Academy.


james hoenshell

James Hoenshell, VP of Supply Chain

James Hoenshell joined Reyco Granning in October of 2006 as Materials Manager. He became VP of Operations in June of 2010 and served until June of 2015 until he took the position of VP of Supply Chain.

Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Hoenshell enjoyed successful careers with Levi’s® and Leggett and Platt® in Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Plant Manager and Director roles. He enjoys a diverse experience in companies employing strategic management in a variety of positions and perspectives.

Hoenshell holds a BS in Industrial Management from Missouri State University and will complete his MBA in Finance at Missouri State University in May of 2017. He is a certified Advanced Manufacturing Specialist with emphasis on the Lean Organization, Six Sigma and Business Leadership and is a long-time APICS member.


cindy lawrence
Cindy Lawrence, HR Manager

Cindy Lawrence has served as the Human Resources Manager for Reyco Granning since 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. As the senior HR executive, she is responsible for setting the policies and procedures for all employee relations, including: recruitment, training, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, and employment law.

Prior to 2013, she served as Reyco’s Human Resource Generalist where she focused on recruitment, benefits administration, employee relations, and new hire orientation. She also served as the Safety Director.

Before joining Reyco Granning, Lawrence spent 10 years with the University of Missouri Rehabilitation Center. A majority of that time was as the Benefits Specialist where she was responsible for two benefits systems and providing oversight of the facility’s automated time and attendance system.

She has an AS in Organizational Studies from Drury University and graduates with a BS in Organizational Communications and Development in May 2017.


Brien Scheffee, VP of Sales & Marketing

Brien Scheffee became VP of Sales & Marketing in December 2015 after serving in several key leadership roles during his previous eight years with Reyco Granning. Scheffee joined Reyco Granning in 2007 as Operations Manager of the former Brookston, Indiana plant. In 2010, he was promoted to VP of Light Vehicles. In 2012, he became VP of Powered Vehicles, the position he held until his promotion in 2015.

Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Scheffee spent 16 years at Wabash National where he quickly worked his way up through the ranks. Having occupied leadership roles in areas ranging from commodity management and purchasing to production supervision and operations management, Scheffee has a multifaceted understanding of the industry. He has a strong commitment to customer service and a track record of streamlining processes, increasing efficiencies, lowering costs, and increasing market shares and revenue.

Scheffee has a certificate of Operational Leadership from Purdue University and has completed multiple management and leadership programs.


raoul steenekamp

Raoul “Stoney” Steenekamp, VP of Engineering

Raoul “Stoney” Steenekamp joined Reyco Granning in October 2015 as the VP of Engineering. Steenekamp has more than 30 years of experience designing chassis systems for the North American and International markets. His various leadership roles in the commercial vehicle industry have given him a firm grounding in: project management, cross-functional team building, strategic planning, operations and customer service.

Steenekamp leads the powered vehicle, trailer, aftermarket engineers, and the advanced engineering program. In addition, he oversees program management, validation and field service.

Prior to joining Reyco Granning, he has held several senior engineering leadership positions at US powered vehicle manufacturers Autocar and Workhorse Custom Chassis, as well as at the international firm Reumech Ermetek (a division of BAE Landsystems).

Steenekamp has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Johannesburg University and a Production Management diploma from Technikon RSA. He also completed training in Productivity Measurement & Improvement, as well as Result Oriented Management, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Concurrent Engineering.


ramin zarabi

Ramin Zarabi, VP of Manufacturing

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.