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.
John LappVice President of Business Operations & Intelligence
John Lapp serves as the Vice President of Business Operations & Intelligence for CalTex. John joined CalTex in 2012 as the Director of Customer Experience and his most recent role was Senior Director of Business Operations and Analytics. Prior to joining CalTex, John had broad range of experience in operations most recently with Kinetic Concepts and Kraft Foods corporations.
Mr. Lapp earned a Bachelor degree in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He and his wife reside in San Antonio and have two children.
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