MT. VERNON, Mo. – Reyco Granning, a suspension manufacturer, today announced that John Stuart, the company’s president, has decided to retire effective Aug. 11, 2023.
Stuart’s career with Reyco Granning has been a remarkable one. He joined Reyco Granning in 1992 as a project engineer. In 1996 John departed Reyco to pursue another path, however that path brought him back in 2014 as Vice President of Engineering. He spent the next year working with his team to grow Reyco Granning’s portfolio of suspension solutions, and in 2015 he was promoted to president.
During his tenure as president, Stuart has played a critical role in helping the company adapt to significant changes within the industry as well as navigate new ownership, a global pandemic, and difficult economic challenges. He served as a champion for establishing new partnerships with OEMs and acquiring a complimentary product line from another company. In the process he has contributed significantly to the culture and resiliency at Reyco Granning.
“John’s expertise and passion for superior suspension products have positioned Reyco Granning to thrive.” said Cindy Lawrence, director of Human Resources.
“John has been a mentor to many, and his influence has made an unforgettable impact on numerous people within our organization,” said Amanda Crisler, marketing manager.
While we are sad to see him go, we are very excited for this next chapter; Stuart and his wife, Elaine, will relocate to Indiana to be closer to family and grandchildren. Company spokespeople said they “hope this next adventure is a great one, thank you for your hard work and dedication to Reyco Granning.”