Leadership

Executive Team

Ryan Rockafellow - CEO, Engineered Transportation International

Ryan Rockafellow

CEO, Engineered Transportation International

Ryan was appointed CEO of Engineered Transportation International in 2021. He was previously with Engineered Transportation International from 2012 to 2020, holding various roles including President of Kalyn Siebert and VP Sales & Marketing for NA Tank Trailer Division. He was Vice President and General Manager of Capacity Trucks, a division of REV Group from 2020-2021. Ryan has over 15 years of sales, production, commercial, operations and leadership experience in manufacturing and industrial applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Illinois University and an MBA degree with a concentration in business development from North Central College.

Brad Walker

SVP, CFO, Engineered Transportation International

Brad has over 30 years of experience in the tank trailer manufacturing and fabricated equipment industries. His background includes leadership roles in private, public and private equity-owned businesses serving multiple industries. He brings a broad business perspective developed through experience in both financial and operating management positions. Brad has been involved in the acquisition, integration and optimization of multiple domestic and international businesses during his career. He is a CPA and holds a BBA-Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a MBA degree from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

John Dreasher

SVP, CHRO, Engineered Transportation International

John has built his expertise in many specialty areas of human resources, including environmental health, safety management, training and lean manufacturing, over the last 30 years. He has applied his experience to mergers and acquisitions, business divestures, employee engagement and much more. John holds an associate’s degree in machine tool technology from Wallace College, an associate’s degree with an emphasis in business from Allen County College, a bachelor’s in human resources from Faulkner University and an MBA in business from Baker University.

Kartik Ramachandran

SVP-Strategic Sourcing, Engineered Transportation International

Kartik has been with the family since 2013 when he joined Heil Trailer as the Director of Supply Chain. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the low-volume, high-mix environment and has had continued success in designing and implementing cost-effective sourcing models by working with global suppliers. Kartik holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from India, a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University and is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Jake Radish

SVP Sales & Marketing, North American Tank Trailer Division

For more than 15 years, Jake has built a wide range of expertise in the heavy-duty off road, oil and gas, recreational, defense and vocational trucking industries. He brings extensive experience in operations, lean business transformation, finance, sales and program development. Previously, Jake was the President of Kalyn Siebert and before that held the role of Director of Operations for Engineered Transportation International, driving operational efficiencies, organizational development and overall profitability. Jake holds a BA in Business Management and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He was named SVP of Sales & Marketing in 2021.

Randy Arlt

EVP, North American Tank Trailer Division
 

Specializing in leading organizations to deliver rapid growth, improvement and sustainable results within highly specialized environments, Randy brings more than 30 years of manufacturing and transportation industry experience. Many of those years were spent at Polar Tank, where he served as president for nearly 9 years. He focuses on leveraging his expertise in engineering, business development, sales and general management to achieve goals. Randy holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University and an MBA in marketing from the University of St. Thomas. He has been senior vice president since 2016.

Ken Zurek

SVP Engineering, North American Tank Trailer Division

Ken joined Engineered Transportation International in 2020 after spending the last 10 years working for the US Government / TACOM division producing and designing several versions of Heavy Tactical Vehicles for military operations. Before that, Ken worked for GM/Delphi where he held various engineering roles of increasing responsibility culminating to Corporate Global Technical Director. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University, a Master of Science in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Executive Program.

Jerry Hawkins

VP of Materials, North American Tank Trailer Division

Over the last 20+ years, Jerry has built an extensive background in the transportation industry. He brings special expertise in supply chain operations, procurement, inventory, warehousing and distribution. He holds Lean White Belt Training certification and is adept in Kanban principles.

David Morrow

VP Intl. Business Development, Engineered Transportation International

David has built experience in the tank trailer industry for more than 25 years. He held roles in technical services, sales and product management at Heil Trailer for over a decade, gaining a breadth of experience in many areas of the business. David holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from Mercer University and an MBA in management from Wright State University. He was named Vice President of Engineered Transportation International, LLC Business Development in 2017.

Jerry Cignarella

President, Polar Service Centers
 

For more than 20 years, Jerry has built a wide range of expertise in the heavy-duty parts and service business. During that time, he has driven operational and financial performance through a focus on improving employee safety, technician efficiencies, parts inventory optimization, and products and service profit margins. Jerry began his career with Polar as senior vice president in 2012, later becoming president of the company in 2017.

Jacques Klopper

President, Kalyn Siebert
 

For over 30 years, Jacques has held senior management positions around the world in the areas of sales, Lean manufacturing, product development, and quality and process improvement. He became President of Kalyn Siebert in 2021. Jacques is a Six Sigma Champion/Green Belt and has in-depth experience with B2B dealer networks. He holds a Bachelor of Science/Material Science degree from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and a Quality Engineer Certification from City and Guilds of London Institute.