Rob Exline is the owner and CEO of Exline, Inc. Rob has been with Exline since April 1991, and is the 5th generation of the Exline family to serve as the company CEO since 1994. Prior to joining Exline, he began his professional career in 1980 with Trane Co. as Sales Engineer, in 1986 joined Environmental Control Systems as Maganer of Business Development, and in 1988 joined Porter McCleod Constructions as Division Manager. Rob graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Salina Surgical Center, Board of Trustees of Salina Presbyterian church, and member of Salina Rotary Club. Co-founder and past board member of Enginuity, LLC, past board member of UMB National Bank of America, Salina Arts & Humanities Foundation, Salina Community Theatre, and Board of Trustees of St. John's Military School.
Bret Hightower is the President of Exline, Inc. Bret came to Exline in September, 2015. Prior to joining Exline, Bret held positions with Dover Corporation, Hoerbiger Service Inc. and EnPro Industries. Bret has over 25 years of energy related work experience in various aspects of sales and operations management and corporate external relations, including contract negiotiations, business development, community relations, and strategy development and execution. Bret received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Panhandle State University. He is an active member of several regional industry organizations.
Chief Operation Officer
Scott Schlesener is the Chief Operations Officer of Exline, Inc. Before joining Exline, Scott had previously worked at Premier Pneumatics and Coperion K-Tron for 27 years where he gained work experience in plant management, global operations, mergers and acquisitions, product integrations, and last position as Direction of Operations/General Manager. Scott received his Bachelors of Business Administration (Management) from Fort Hays State University. He is active in his community and is a member of the Southeast of Saline Education Foundation Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon Ramsey is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Exline, Inc. Jon joined Exline in February 2011. Before joining Exline, Jon had previously worked with Clubine and Rettele, Chartered, and Salina Supply Company in Salina, and the Duckwall-ALCO, Inc. stores in Abilene. Jon graduated from Chapman High School and received his BA degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. Jon has been members of the Salina AMBUCS and Salina Rotary Club, and also volunteers for many Salina and Lindsborg organizations and several youth sports organizations.
Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing
Kevin Koochel is Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Kevin joined Exline in 1999. Other positions Kevin has held at Exline include Process Analyst, Sales Manager, and Division Manager for the Field Services Division. Prior to joining Exline, Kevin held several positions at Navistar International, including Territory Service Manager, Service Training Manager, and Reliability Engineer. Kevin graduated from Pittsburgh State University with a Bachelor's Degreee in Automotive Technology and a Masters Degree in Education.
Vice President of Operations
Will Exline is the VP of Operations at Exline, Inc. Will has been with Exline since January of 2018, and is the 6th generation of the Exline family to be a part of the organization. Prior to joining Exline, will served as an Application Engineer for Compressor Products International designing aftermarket reciprocating compressor components for the oil and gas industry. Will graduated from Kansas State University with Bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration. Will has recently moved back to Salina, KS and looks forward to being a part of such a wonderful community and giving back to what it has given him.