New Guy: Chuck Whitney Joins RideTech As New Production Manager – Aerospace and Racing Background

New Guy: Chuck Whitney Joins RideTech As New Production Manager – Aerospace and Racing Background

If there is one thing we like around here, it is knowing who makes our parts, right? The folks at RideTech understand that as well, that’s why they’ve told the world that Chuck Whitney has joined the company as its new production manager.

This is an awesome fit because Chuck is a racer who has a son that is a national level and multi-time regional quarter midget racing champion. He comes from an aerospace background where precision manufacturing is of paramount importance. Long story short, this guy really has it where it counts.

Knowing where your parts come from is kind of like knowing where your food comes from. When you understand the people, the processes, and the procedures that go into creating it, you have a better appreciation for the product and an better understanding of its quality.

Chuck’s going to keep the RideTech heritage of quality and innovation moving ahead.

Chuck Whitney Joins RideTech

Named Production Manager

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2019


Chuck Whitney Named Production Manager for RideTech
RideTech is proud to announce the appointment of Chuck Whitney as Production Manager. In his new role, Chuck will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and order fulfillment operations at RideTech’s Jasper, Indiana factory.

Chuck brings a wealth of aerospace and racing experience to RideTech. Whitney has worked in manufacturing producing AS9100 parts for Boeing, Airbus, Honeywell, Raytheon, and a host of other major manufacturers.  His extensive racing career includes Crew Chief and Operations Manager roles on numerous Dirt Modified and Sprint Car race teams.

Chuck manages his son, Reed Whitney, who competes in national and regional USAC Quarter Midget tours. With his dad Chuck as crew chief, Reed is a two-time regional champion and a consistent top 5 finisher on the national level.

“We make serious parts here at RideTech. Performance, reliability and durability are critical facets of our design and manufacturing programs,” RideTech President and CEO Bret Voelkel said. “We are thrilled to have a new Production Manager with combined aerospace and racing experience. Chuck Whitney is a proven winner — on and off the race track.“
“Working at RideTech is not very different than working for a shop that makes parts for rockets,” said Whitney, “Everyone at RideTech shares the same mission. We make the best performing, most reliable suspension parts in the aftermarket. RideTech does a great job manufacturing products and getting them out the door in a timely manner. I look forward to fine-tuning various processes with an eye towards growth and innovation”
RideTech welcomes Chuck Whitney to its extended family as it continues its high standards of excellence with products that are made In Indiana.

RideTech high performance suspension components and systems improve the handling and ride quality of muscle cars, trucks and hot rods. RideTech offers a wide range of premium products including air suspension systems (air ride), coilovers, shock absorbers, tubular arms, coil and leaf springs, sway bars, roll bars and much more. RideTech-equipped vehicles have won every prominent award in the aftermarket including Street Machine of the Year, Street Rod of the Year, Truck of the Year, the Ridler Award, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys Autocross and Hot Rod of the Year.

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