Dynamic Leadership Dedicated to Customer Success
Mr. Ward founded E.J. Ward, Inc. in 1974 as the first automated fuel management company. Since then Mr. Ward has been instrumental in leading Ward to becoming one of the leading fleet fuel management companies in North America. Mr. Ward was a pilot in the US Air Force and had worked for Johnson Controls before starting E.J. Ward, Inc.
CFO & Director
Mr. Ward has been an officer, director, and stockholder since the inception of E.J. Ward, Inc. in 1974. A graduate of The University of Texas and Army officer in Vietnam, Mr. Ward was President of the American Bank of Commerce in Victoria, Texas and E.J. Ward’s banker until he came on board full time in 1980.
Since 1989, Ms. Ward has provided Ward with critical leadership in several strategic Ward business areas including contracts, software development, customer service and training. Ms. Ward has been instrumental in developing numerous internal initiatives which have directly contributed to Ward’s growth. Ms. Ward is currently responsible for leading the customer service and supply chain management groups. Ms. Ward’s educational background includes a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Director of Operations
Mr. Girard has an extensive manufacturing and product development background. Mr. Girard’s experience includes designing and implementing scalable, efficient infrastructures within the field of high-tech electronics. Mr. Girard’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Witt is a veteran of the automotive industry having served some of the top tier one suppliers such as TRW, Siemens and Omron. Mr. Witt has received several US and foreign patents in new designs and authored several papers for engineering organizations. Mr. Witt’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Lawrence Technological University and master’s studies in business from Oakland University plus numerous certifications in design quality.
Director of Sales
Mr. Kettyle brings extensive sales management leadership to the Ward Sales Team. Prior to joining E.J. Ward, his most recent position was with Parson Consulting where he was the Senior Director, Hydrocarbon and Energy Markets based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Kettyle was Senior Vice President Sales and Global Business Development for Controlotron Inc. a privately held Instrumentation and Measurement Company based in Hauppauge New York. During his tenure with Controlotron, Mr. Kettyle had primary responsibility for the company’s growth strategy.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Wade has been instrumental in leading Ward’s fleet asset management marketing, branding, and business development activities. Mike has presented on GPS and fuel management technologies at local, state, and national fleet conferences throughout the United States. He has continually been recognized for positively impacting bottom line profits and exceeding revenue goals throughout his career. Mike has extensive Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and business development experience including positions at Hughes Aircraft Company, Rockwell International, and Magnetek. Mike holds a Bachelor of Art in Business Economics and a Master of Business Administration.
Director of Supply Chain
Ms. Handsor has extensive supply chain experience including inventory control, materials planning, purchasing, logistics, and production scheduling. Ms. Handsor's primary responsibilities at Ward combine all of Ward's procurement, logistics, and supply chain management activities. Ms. Handsor attended City College in Norman, Oklahoma and has numerous certifications.
Ms. Brown has held the position of Accounting/Office Manager with Ward since 1999. Prior to Ward, Ms. Brown worked as Controller of a district branch of a large International corporation located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Armed with only some Junior College hours in accounting & office management and 20 years extensive experience in her field, Ms. Brown soon gained company-wide recognition as being the only non-degreed Controller in her district, in addition to being chosen as the only Controller in that district chosen to manage multiple branch locations.