Leadership Team

Meet the Leadership Team

Curtis Maas

Chairman & CEO

Curtis Maas is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the RDI Group, which is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. He has served as CEO of RDI since 1985.

Herm Ilag

Vice President of Operations, HR and Safety

Herm Ilag is Vice President of Operations, HR and Safety for The RDI Group. Mr. Ilag joined The RDI Group in 2006 and leads the day to day operations.

Tom Matthey

VP of Sales – Reichel and Drews

Tom Matthey is Vice President of Sales for Reichel & Drews (a company of The RDI Group) and has initially joined the team in 2011 as parts & service manager.

Ross Oberg

Chief Technology Officer

Ross Oberg is Chief Technology Officer. He and his team are responsible for leading the company in all facets of equipment design and new product development.

Jim Russell

Vice President of Engineering

Jim Russell is the Vice President of Engineering for the RDI Group. Mr. Russell leads the engineering team with focus on offering equipment that increases productivity.

Shank Shanmugabaskaran

SVP of Sales / CIO / CMO

Shankaran Shanmugabaskaran is Senior Vice President of Sales for RDI Laser Blanking Systems.

Eli Orfanos

Chief Financial Officer

Eli Orfanos is Chief Financial Officer. He oversees finance and accounting for all of The RDI Group’s business units.