OUR STORY

leaders

Our leadership is the top in the industry, but our greatest pride is that many of them have risen through the Dakkota ranks, making contributions throughout the organization.

OUR STORY

leaders

Our leadership is the top in the industry, but our greatest pride is that many of them have risen through the Dakkota ranks, making contributions throughout the organization.

Andra Rush

Chairman / CEO

Andra Rush

Founder, chair and CEO of the Rush Group of Companies, including Dakkota Integrated Systems, Rush Trucking Corporation and Rush Supply Chain Management.

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Lori Rush Lancaster

President

Lori Rush Lancaster

Lori Rush Lancaster is the president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, one of the largest women and Native American-owned and led manufacturing companies in the United States.

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Mark D. McCauley

Chief Operating Officer

Mark D. McCauley

Mark McCauley is Chief Operating Officer of Dakkota Integrated Systems. Mark, who joined Dakkota in 2006, serving as Chief Financial Officer, oversees all company functions and reports directly to CEO Andra Rush.

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Gary Caldwell

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Caldwell

Gary Caldwell is Chief Financial Officer of Dakkota Integrated Systems and is responsible for all monetary and fiscal functional areas, including finance, accounting and information technology.

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Roslyn Wallace

Chief Human Resources Officer

Roslyn Wallace

Roslyn Wallace is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Dakkota Integrated Systems where she provides strategic direction and creates a culture of success to advance and drive business goals and performance.

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Ashok Gouri

Executive Director
Purchasing, Program Management & Engineering

Ashok Gouri

Ashok Gouri joined the company in 2007 after spending 12 years at Dakkota’s joint venture partner Magna International, Inc.

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Larry Kipp

Executive Director of Operational Excellence

Larry Kipp

Executive Director of Operational Excellence

Larry is the Executive Director of Operational Excellence at Dakkota. He has more than 30 years of experience with Tier I Suppliers and Just In Time Complex Module Assembly, leading facilities in the United States and Canada.

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Nick Hammond

Director of Business Development

Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond is our Director of New Business Development . His responsibilities include leadership of the New Business Development team and Diversity Team along with customer relationship development and identification of new opportunities in automotive and non-automotive markets.

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Tracey Johnson

Director of Commercial Management

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson is our Director of Commercial Management. She joined the company in 2012 after 26 years at Magna International, Inc., Dakkota’s joint venture partner.

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Ryan Klunzinger

Director of Program Management

Ryan Klunzinger

Ryan Klunzinger joined Dakkota in 2005, and has held numerous positions from Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engineer, Program Manager, and Plant Manager.

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Eric Huck

Director of Program Management

Eric Huck

Eric Huck leads the Dakkota Program Management Department and cross-functional teams in execution of internal and external program deliverables including new program planning and…

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Tina Lewis

Director of Human Resources

Tina Lewis

Tina Lewis is the Director of Human Resources at Dakkota Integrated Systems where she is responsible for labor relations.

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Chris Lilly

Director of Continuous Improvement

Chris Lilly

Chris Lilly is Director of Continuous Improvement. He has been plant manager of three plants and also has extensive experience in operations management.

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Rocio Rivera

Corporate Controller

Rocio Rivera

Rocio Rivera is responsible for Dakkota’s financial activities, including Accounting, Financial Reporting, Corporate Business Planning, and tax matters company wide.

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Steve F. Schultz

Director of Advanced Manufacturing and R&D

Steve F. Schultz

Steve Schultz is a founding Dakkota team member, and the director of advanced manufacturing and research and development.

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Bill Tomcala

Director of Material Planning and Logistics

Bill Tomcala

who joined Dakkota Integrated Systems in 2015, is director of material planning and logistics (MP&L), and is responsible for material management, industrial engineering, and transportation and logistics, including advanced planning and launch activity.

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Durant Crum

Diversity Manager

Durant Crum

Durant Crum is Dakkota’s Diversity Manager. Currently, he is driving the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through a wide variety of programs with the organization as well as external advocacy.

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Andra Rush

Chairman / CEO

Founder, chair and CEO of the Rush Group of Companies, including Dakkota Integrated Systems, Rush Trucking Corporation and Rush Supply Chain Management.

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Lori Rush Lancaster

President

Lori Rush Lancaster is the president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, one of the largest women and Native American-owned and led manufacturing companies in the United States.

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Mark D. McCauley

Chief Operating Officer

Mark McCauley is Chief Operating Officer of Dakkota Integrated Systems. Mark, who joined Dakkota in 2006, serving as Chief Financial Officer, oversees all company functions and reports directly to CEO Andra Rush.

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Gary Caldwell

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Caldwell is Chief Financial Officer of Dakkota Integrated Systems and is responsible for all monetary and fiscal functional areas, including finance, accounting and information technology.

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Roslyn Wallace

Chief Human Resources Officer

Roslyn Wallace is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Dakkota Integrated Systems where she provides strategic direction and creates a culture of success to advance and drive business goals and performance.

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Ashok Gouri

Executive Director Purchasing, Program Management & Engineering

Ashok Gouri joined the company in 2007 after spending 12 years at Dakkota’s joint venture partner Magna International, Inc.

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Larry Kipp

Executive Director of Operational Excellence

Larry is the Executive Director of Operational Excellence at Dakkota. He has more than 30 years of experience with Tier I Suppliers and Just In Time Complex Module Assembly, leading facilities in the United States and Canada.

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Nick Hammond

Director of Business Development

Nick Hammond is our Director of New Business Development . His responsibilities include leadership of the New Business Development team and Diversity Team along with customer relationship development and identification of new opportunities in automotive and non-automotive markets.

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Tracey Johnson

Director of Commercial Management

Tracey Johnson is our Director of Commercial Management. She joined the company in 2012 after 26 years at Magna International, Inc., Dakkota’s joint venture partner.

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Ryan Klunzinger

Director of Program Management

Ryan Klunzinger joined Dakkota in 2005, and has held numerous positions from Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engineer, Program Manager, and Plant Manager.

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Eric Huck

Director of Program Management

Eric Huck leads the Dakkota Program Management Department and cross-functional teams in execution of internal and external program deliverables including new program planning and…

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Tina Lewis

Director of Human Resources

Tina Lewis is the Director of Human Resources at Dakkota Integrated Systems where she is responsible for labor relations.

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Chris Lilly

Director of Continuous Improvement and Operations

Chris Lilly is Director of Continuous Improvement and Operations. He has been plant manager of three plants and also has extensive experience in operations management.

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Rocio Rivera

Corporate Comptroller

Rocio Rivera is Director of Continuous Improvement. He has been plant manager of three plants and also has extensive experience in operations management.

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Steve F. Schultz

Director of Advanced Manufacturing and R&D

Steve F. Schultz is a founding Dakkota team member, and the director of advanced manufacturing and research and development.

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Bill Tomcala

Director of Material Planning and Logistics

Bill Tomcala who joined Dakkota Integrated Systems in 2015, is director of material planning and logistics (MP&L), and is responsible for material management, industrial engineering, and transportation and logistics, including advanced planning and launch activity.

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Durant Crum

Diversity Manager

Durant Crum is Dakkota’s Diversity Manager. Currently, he is driving the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through a wide variety of programs with the organization as well as external advocacy.

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