We are dedicated to providing the Fleet Fuel Management Industry with innovative products and total customer satisfaction. Meet the team who drives your solutions.

Management

Eddie J. Ward
Founder and CEO

Mr. Ward founded E.J. Ward, Inc. in 1974 as the first automated fuel management company and since then has been instrumental in leading Ward to become the leading fleet fuel management company in North America. After graduating from Texas A & M University, Mr. Ward joined the United States Air Force as a pilot. Before founding Ward, he worked for Johnson Controls in San Antonio and then as branch manager in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Ward also founded an air conditioning and heating maintenance company for commercial buildings and a controls division for new construction in the commercial sector.

Tom Ward
CFO and Director

After graduation from the University of Texas, Mr. Ward served as an officer in the United States Army. Before joining Ward in 1980, Mr. Ward was President of the American Bank of Commerce in Victoria, Texas and Ward banker. Mr. Ward has been critical in refining the accounting systems and processes and keeping the company’s finances in order.

Markay Ward
President

Since 1989, Markay has provided Ward with critical leadership in several strategic Ward business areas including software development, contracts, customer service and training. She has been instrumental in developing numerous internal initiatives which have directly contributed to Ward’s growth. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Markay worked with several companies in human resources, accounting and inside sales.

Robert Kettyle
Vice President, Sales and Operations

Bob has been with Ward since 2007 and developed our innovative go-to-market strategies –successfully moving Ward to a full service technical solution provider. Prior to Ward,  he held leadership positions in technology companies such as Siemens, Enron, and Daniel Flow Products. He has been a guest instructor at The Appalachian Gas Measurement School, presenting papers on Automated Metering Systems, Hydrocarbon Flow Computers, Measurement System Integration Philosophy. Bob attended Mohawk Valley Community College, CCAF, Middlesex County College, Rutgers, and Kean College NJ.

 
Kelley Handsor
Director of Supply Chain

Kelly joined Ward in 2011 and is responsible for coordinating all inventory, logistics and supply chain activities. Kelly ensures quality and timeliness with Ward product deliveries and supervises general administration activities within Ward. She has been a supply chain professional with manufacturing facilities and operations since 2000.

Sales

Mike Wade
Western Regional Sales Manager

Mike has been instrumental in leading Ward’s marketing, branding, and business development activities since joining Ward in 2007 as Director of Marketing. Mike has extensive Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and business development experience in delivering triple-digit profit & revenue returns. His global acumen includes the appointment as the first European Marketing Manager for a global Fortune 200 conglomerate. Mike has been a featured blogger since 2010 for the Automotive Fleet/Government Fleet national fleet blog and has presented on GPS and fuel management technologies at local, state, and national conferences. Mike is involved in numerous community activities including the United Way, March of
Dimes, San Antonio Sports, and the Valero Open. Mike’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Art in Business Economics and a Master of Business Administration.

Chris Bassett
Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

Chris has worked for Ward since 2011, and has an extensive background in selling Fuel Management, Wireless services and AVL solutions. He has had great success selling into the fleet and transportation industries working for companies such as Sprint/Nextel, Trimble and Telogis. Chris has a broad range of skills and training including Franklin Covey’s What Matters Most & Seven Habits certifications, Value Selling, Effective Leadership and other courses and prides himself on his consultative, hands on customer sales/support approach. Chris attended Butte College/California State University Chico where he studied Mechatronics Engineering.

 
Don Melochick
Northeastern Regional Sales Manager

Don has been with Ward since 2011 and his prior experience includes owning and operating a successful security company for 11 years, with 145 employees. He has also worked for an engineering company based in Germany, where he handled distributor sales in North America, South America and India. He has been a member of “Who’s Who in Small Business” and recipient of the Small Business of the Year in 2003 from the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce. Don attended UMBC in Baltimore Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College.

Service And Support

 
Leslie Patterson
Implementation Service and Support Manager

Leslie has been with Ward for more than 12 years serving in various customer service related capacities. In her current position as Manager of Ward’s technical support group (TSG) her responsibilities range from daily oversight of the San Antonio based call center to all of the local and nationally based technician centers. She also has the primary oversight of our “after warranty” service and support contract program. Prior to Ward, Leslie held similar customer facing positions in other industries and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps.

Justin Walker
ISS & Implementation Project Manager

Justin oversees installation processes which include project implementation, deploying systems, project scheduling, and project management. He is originally from San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelors in Construction Management.

Tony Scorcia
Western Regional Service Manager

Tony is a California native and has helped improve Ward Customer Service by bringing over 25 years of experience in the electronics service industry. He perfected his skills in service excellence through affiliation with companies such as Xerox Corp, Canon USA, Delta Airlines, and First Data Corporation. Tony holds industry certifications from CompTia; A+, Net+, iNet+, Apple and Cisco; received his Associates from ITT Technical Institute in Electronics, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix. Tony continues to expand his education – he currently is working to complete a Project Management certification from the University of California.

Peter Taczli
Northeastern Regional Service Manager

Peter has been with Ward since 2000 and he brings 20 years of Sales, Installation and Service management to the Ward Operations team. Peter works closely with Customer Support, Project Management, and the Implementation Support Service team. He has an extensive background in the Fleet & Fuel Management Industry and with an engineering back- ground in manufacturing. Peter attended the University of Bridgeport and has several certifications in engineering and sales.

Julius Siojo
Implementation Specialist

Since 1996, Julius has been a part of Ward’s software evolution, and has an extensive background in computer science and computer engineering. Julius graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Monica Brown
Accounting and Human Resources

Monica Brown came to Ward in 1999 as an Accounting Manager. Her current realm of responsibility includes Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Human Resources and various related fields. Her 30 plus years of experience enables her to offer support to many departments within the company. Monica previously worked as a Controller for an international corporation before moving back to San Antonio, where she was born and raised.

Cynthia Salas
Customer Service Representative

Cynthia is responsible for order processing and RMA processing and coordinates with the Project Managers to handle contract billing and assist with contract administration.

Engineering

Craig Seebruch
Hardware Engineering Manager

Craig joined Ward in 2015 and oversees all hardware development, product regulatory and production. and he brings over 30 years of product development experience in the field of high-tech electronics to the Ward team. Prior to joining Ward, Craig served as product development engineer/manager on products used in the oil and gas industry, military/aerospace, and medical devices and is retired from the US Army. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin.

Richard Gower
Software Engineering Manager

Richard joined Ward in 2016 and oversees the IT department and the Software Development team responsible for Ward’s Fuel Management Software. He has been involved with application development since starting with British Rail in 1984, and has worked in the transportation industry with such companies as British Rail, Continental Airlines, EDS/HP, RailAmerica, Genesee and Wyoming, and Wabtec. Prior to joining Ward, Richard earned his PMP and worked at Catapult Systems as a Project Manager.