Suspension supplier Reyco Granning announced that The Universal Group has become its newest authorized aftermarket distributor.
With more than 25 years servicing the light, medium, and heavy duty truck, trailer and motorhome markets, The Universal Group’s “proven track record of customer satisfaction is a key aspect for the new partnership,” according to a press release.
“The strong relationships that The Universal Group has built with service centers across the U.S. made them an ideal company for Reyco Granning to partner with for our aftermarket distribution,” said Steve Denny, Reyco Granning’s Vice president of aftermarket. “Another area in which we are looking to increase our aftermarket distribution is in our medium duty and specialty markets. The Universal Group’s structure will allow for our partnership to grow as we enhance our medium duty truck, auxiliary axle, and motorhome offerings.”
According to Denny, historically Reyco’s aftermarket focus has been on master distributors and OEM’s who dealt primarily with dealers or wholesalers or those who have their own retail or service center locations. “We were looking for a partner who could provide the same access to genuine Reyco parts for spring shops and other independent service centers” said Denny. “And The Universal Group has distinguished itself as a prime distributor in the markets they serve. We are very proud to have them distribute genuine Reyco parts.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Reyco Granning,” said Annik Smith, president of The Universal Group. “The Reyco name is known for durability among our customers and now we will be able to guarantee them an even wider offering of genuine Reyco parts.”
Reyco Granning announced today that David J. Compton was named president of the Mount Vernon, Mo.-based suspension system supplier.
According to a news release, Compton’s background includes more than 30 years at a Tier 1 automotive supplier with experience in engineering, operations and general management. Some of his major accomplishments include the introduction and supervision of lean initiatives, expansion into international markets and the establishment of a significant independent aftermarket parts business.
“David comes to Reyco Granning with the skills we need to capitalize on the growth and success we’ve had over the past two years,” said Ray Mueller. “This new structure will allow me to focus on new products and market opportunities.”
Mueller stepped in as president during the change in ownership and will move to a new role as senior vice president of business development.
“I’m excited to join Reyco Granning at a time when great progress has been made to emerge after the economic downturn as a strong and healthy company,” said Compton. “With the financial stability of the recent change of ownership, this company is destined for significant growth and success.”
Reyco Granning is a manufacturer of vehicle suspension systems for a wide range of heavy- and medium-duty vehicles serving the truck, trailer and motorhome markets.