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 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.

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.




 Christopher “Chris” Hughes, VP of Finance




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

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.


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.