Kentucky Trailer Welcomes New Division President

Charles Ducas
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Kentucky Trailer

LOUISVILLE, KY – August 30, 2022– Kentucky Trailer is pleased to welcome John Kwapis as its new Division President for Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing, Kentucky Trailer Services, and Kentucky Truck Body; collectively known as Kentucky Trailer Group (KTG). Kwapis joined the KTG team in July of this year.  

At Kentucky Trailer, Kwapis will oversee all KTG operations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Fontana, California. His responsibilities in Louisville will include managing and supporting all operations and production teams at Kentucky Trailer’s main trailer manufacturing facility, as well as at its Paint and Decal facility, Kentucky Truck Body manufacturing facility, and its Kentucky Trailer Services facility, including overseeing Kentucky Trailer’s Research and Development initiatives.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome John to Kentucky Trailer,” commented Gary Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the R.C. Tway Company, the parent company of Kentucky Trailer. “Through our recruitment process, I had the opportunity to see John engage with our team, and I got to know him on a personal and professional level. I am confident that we’ve selected exactly the right leader for where Kentucky Trailer is in its long history. John’s years of experience and commitment to Servant Leadership are sure to make a positive impact on our people and the communities we serve.”  

Kwapis is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout his career, he has provided impactful leadership at a number of notable companies, including Accenture, Johnson Controls, and Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company. Most recently, he has served as COO at Blue Bird Bus, based in Fort Valley, Georgia.  

“I am very excited to be joining the Kentucky Trailer Team,” said Kwapis. “I believe in our people and the products we specifically design, engineer, build and support for our customers. There is tremendous opportunity in our industry that we are well positioned to capitalize on.”    

About R.C. Tway Company, LLC

R.C. Tway Company, LLC, which operates under the trade name “Kentucky Trailer”, is the parent company of six operating divisions: (i) Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing (KTM), which designs, builds and manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage, snack food, package delivery and logistics industries as well as other niche markets; (ii) Kentucky Trailer Services (KTS), which delivers complete repair, reconditioning, paint, graphics and other services for truck bodies, drop frame and expandable trailers; (iii) Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles (KTSV), which designs, builds and services trailers and custom specialty vehicles for mobile medical, military/government, mobile marketing, motorsports and other niche markets; (iv) AMST, which designs, builds and services specialty vehicles for mobile medical imaging in North and South America; (v) SMIT Mobile Equipment B.V., which designs, builds, and services specialty vehicles for mobile medical imaging in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa; and (vi) KT Pacer, which designs, engineers, manufactures and services custom feed trailers, bodies and equipment.