Meet Our Leadership Team
Rande HawkinsonPresident and Chief Operations Officer
Rande Hawkinson serves as the President and Chief Operations Officer for CalTex. Rande joined CalTex in 2005 where his leadership role in the company, prior to becoming President, included manufacturing, research and development, IT and Warranty and Customer Services. He has over 30 years of management and manufacturing experience. Prior to joining CalTex, Rande’s experience includes 27 years with Arlon Adhesives and Films in various management positions.
Mr. Hawkinson graduated from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. He resides near San Antonio, Texas with his wife and their three children.
Tim AkardChief Revenue Officer
Tim Akard currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer & EVP for CalTex. Tim joined CalTex in 2012. A 35-year veteran of the automotive industry, Tim is a former Texas Ford dealer who served on Ford’s National Dealer Council and as a Director of the Ford Dealer Advertising Fund and the Ford Southwest Marketing Committee. Tim served multiple terms as a Director of the Texas Auto Dealers Association and managed the TADA Self Insurance Group, a self-funded worker’s compensation group owned by Texas dealers. He began his automotive career with Ford Motor Credit and has extensive experience in the design and administration of self-insured and reinsured products and services for franchised automotive dealerships.
Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. Tim and his wife live in New Braunfels, Texas. They have two children and three grandchildren.
Matt RamseyChief Financial Officer
Matt Ramsey serves as the Chief Financial Officer for CalTex. Since joining the company in 2002, he has served with the Finance team as a Senior Accountant, Assistant Controller and Controller. Prior to joining CalTex, Matt was part of the Finance organization with the Magazines Division of The Hearst Corporation in Charlotte, NC.
Mr. Ramsey obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He resides in San Antonio with his wife and four children.
John LuckettExecutive Vice President of Sales
John Luckett joined CalTex in June 2020 as the Executive Vice President of Sales. John will be primarily focused on leading and growing CalTex agency business. John has worked in the automotive industry for 35 years, beginning at his family’s Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership. He then worked at CarMax, and later served almost twenty years as VP and Sr. VP for the Warranty Group in several of their distribution channels including Resource Agent Group, First Extended, and Resource Dealer Group. Most recently, John headed up his own agency while also serving as a Managing Director at Portfolio. During his long career in the automotive industry, John has served on many industry advisory boards and has been a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. He has developed a unique expertise in managing F&I Agency relationships.
John and his family reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He and his wife have 4 children.
Naidu RebollosoVice President of Operations and Analytics
Naidu Rebolloso is responsible for Business Intelligence, Inside Sales and Customer Service, Manufacturing, and Claims. Naidu joined CalTex in 2015 to lead the company’s Business Intelligence department, most recently serving as Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Inside Sales, and Customer Service.
Naidu has 20 years of experience in operations, business intelligence, strategy development, and global project management, working for Fortune 500 companies such as Dell and Cisco. He is a goal-oriented leader with demonstrated experience in identifying, planning, developing, and implementing cutting-edge strategies to address business opportunities.
Mr. Rebolloso earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from LeTourneau University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He and his wife reside in San Antonio and have three children.
Julio GarciaVice President of Human Resources
Julio Garcia is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Human Resources, Culture & Communications, and Facilities Management departments. Julio joined CalTex in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing CalTex’s overall human resources strategy.
Julio brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience to CalTex. He has worked for H-E-B Grocers – one of the top ten largest private companies in the US; as well as Petco Animal Supply – the second-largest pet supply company in the country.
Mr. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Administration & Adult Education degree from The University of Incarnate Word. He and his wife reside in San Antonio and have two children.
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