W.M. "Rusty" Rush Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
W.M. “Rusty” Rush has served as President of the Company since 1995, Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006, and Chairman of the Board since 2013. He has overseen all day-to-day operations of the Company since 2001, when he was named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. W.M. “Rusty” Rush served as Vice President and Executive Vice President of the Company from 1990 until November 1995 when he began his service as President of the Company.
Martin A. Naegelin Jr. Executive Vice President
Martin A. Naegelin, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President of the Company since March 2007. He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from January 1997 to March 2007. Mr. Naegelin was promoted to Senior Vice President in December 2001 and was named Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Naegelin served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development of Norwood Promotional Products, Inc. Mr. Naegelin had seven years of public accounting experience prior to joining Norwood in 1993.
Scott Anderson Senior Vice President, Finance and Insurance
Scott Anderson has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Insurance of the Company since 2005 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in February 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Anderson served as Manager of Continental European Operations for CIT Group from 2004 to 2005 and was Managing Director of European Commercial Finance for Associates Capital Corp from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Anderson has over 25 years of experience in the commercial equipment finance industry.
Richard D. Hall Vice President, Insurance
Richard D. Hall has served as Vice President of Associated Acceptance, Inc., the Company's insurance agency affiliate, since December 1992, when he joined the Company. Mr. Hall was promoted to Vice President in 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hall worked for eight years as President and Director of Municipal Insurance Company of America, Elgin, Illinois, 15 years as President and Director of Northland Insurance Agency, Inc., a bank holding company in Chicago, Illinois, and he owned and operated an insurance school in San Antonio, Texas, for six years.
Steven L. Keller Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Steven L. Keller has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since April 2011. In March 2007, Mr. Keller was promoted to Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company after being intimately involved in the Company's finance and accounting functions since 1997, with responsibility for financial analysis and planning, business acquisitions, SEC reporting, investor relations and corporate taxes. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Keller, a Certified Public Accountant, worked in the San Antonio office of Ernst & Young LLP and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.
Corey Lowe was appointed Senior Vice President – Peterbilt Dealerships in May 2011. Mr. Lowe is responsible for operations of the dealerships in the Company's Peterbilt Division. Mr. Lowe served as Regional Manager for the Company's North Texas, Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee dealerships since August 2008, Regional Manager for the Company's Oklahoma dealerships from 2006 to 2008 and General Manager of the Company's Oklahoma City dealership from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Lowe joined the Company in 1998 after he received a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Abilene Christian University.
Michael J. McRoberts Senior Vice President, Dealer Operations
Michael J. McRoberts was appointed Senior Vice President, Dealer Operations in March 2013. Mr. McRoberts joined the company in 2011 and served as Regional Manager for Rush Truck Centers in California from 2011 to 2013. Mr. McRoberts served as the Vice President – General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the Scully Companies, a regional full service leasing and dedicated contract carriage organization, from 2006 until he joined the Company in 2011. Mr. McRoberts background also includes 13 years’ experience with other commercial vehicle dealerships serving in various positions including Chief Financial Officer and President. Mr. McRoberts has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Southern Illinois University.
David C. Orf Senior Vice President, Marketing, Fleets and Specialized Equipment Sales
David C. Orf has served as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Fleets and Specialized Equipment Sales of the Company since 1996. Mr. Orf was the general manager of the Company's Houston, Texas facilities from 1993 until 1996. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Orf served as the southeast regional manager of Peterbilt Motors Company.
Richard J. Ryan Senior Vice President, Navistar Dealerships
Richard J. Ryan has served as Senior Vice President – Navistar Dealerships since May of 2010. Mr. Ryan served as the Company's Regional General Manager of the Colorado Region from 2006 until 2010, and General Manager of the Denver location from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining the company Mr. Ryan was the President of American Cargo L.L.C., a truck body manufacturing company. Mr. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in the commercial truck industry. Mr. Ryan has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.
James E. Thor Senior Vice President, Retail Sales
James E. Thor has served as the Senior Vice President of Retail Sales of the Company since June 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Thor served for 14 years in various executive positions with Peterbilt Motors Company. In 1996, Mr. Thor was promoted to Director of U.S. Regional Sales of Peterbilt, prior to which he served as Regional Sales Manager and District Sales Manager.
Derrek Weaver Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Derrek Weaver has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since April 2011. Mr. Weaver previously served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer from February 2005 until he was named Vice President and General Counsel of the Company in April 2010. Mr. Weaver has served as Secretary of the Company since February 2006. Mr. Weaver is responsible for overseeing all legal matters pertaining to the Company, including general corporate compliance and governance matters, acquisitions and dispute resolution. Mr. Weaver received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law.