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Our People

At Republic Elite, our people are our greatest asset.
We are a constellation of many stars.

Each of our team members represents the best talent within their discipline, bringing a unique point of view to the table. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce. We come from a multitude of backgrounds, and we value a variety of ideas and perspectives. As manufacturers, estimators, installers, interior designers, brand strategists, information management experts, accountants, marketers, human resource professionals, and more, we are committed to Republic Elite’s vision of creating & installing superior budget friendly cabinets & countertops for our multifamily clients and communities across the USA. We invite you to make your mark within this dialogue.

President and CEO

Geoff Bennett

Addison, TX

Geoff Bennett joined Trajus Corporation as CEO in February 2023. Trajus companies include Republic Elite MultiFamily, Barbosa and Trajus Surfaces. Geoff’s broad experience as an executive leader across domestic/international public, private and private equity backed organizations is focused on value creation by driving operational excellence, financial stewardship, and both market and acquisitive growth. With over 25 years of executive leadership with companies like Precision Castparts, Assa Abloy, Cornerstone Building Brands and Therma-Tru Corporation, Geoff has acquired the skills necessary to lead and grow our company. Most recently, Geoff served as CEO of Cascade Windows, a private equity backed west coast manufacturer, distributor and installer of residential windows and doors, serving both multi-family and single-family residential new construction.
Geoff and his wife, Tracey, enjoy sports of all kinds and spending time with their family and friends. They live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area.
Chief Revenue Officer

Adam Sumrow

Addison, TX

Adam Sumrow is Chief Business Officer, founder of Republic Elite, and former President of Elite Multifamily Interiors. He has over 25 years of experience in the multifamily interiors industry and is a 5 year board member of the Dallas Builders Association Multifamily Council. Adam is recognized throughout the industry for his leadership in bringing cut-to-size granite countertops to the U.S. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he majored in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer

Tiffany Kvitek

Addison, TX

Tiffany Kvitek joined Trajus Corporation as CFO in September 2023. Trajus companies include Republic Elite Multifamily, Barbosa and Trajus Surfaces.

Tiffany Kvitek is a seasoned financial management executive with a strong track record in optimizing performance, profitability, and success within companies at multiple stages of growth. She excels in using expert analysis, reporting, and forecasting to identify opportunities for improvement, including helping to poise companies for strategic transactions. She has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, IT, treasury, and operations management.

Tiffany has a demonstrated history of strategic leadership and being a catalyst for change in public, private equity and family-owned companies. Her background has included working with mid-size to large private, public and private equity companies such as Baxter Healthcare, Danaher Controls, MW Industries, Cornerstone Building Brands, AGC Aerospace.

Tiffany and her family reside in southern Colorado and enjoy the outdoors and travel.

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Garwood

Marshall, TX

Steve Garwood is the Senior Vice President of Operations for the Marshall & Lawrenceville manufacturing sites. Steve brings tremendous experience in operations leadership and continuous improvement. Steve has worked in a variety of roles and industries with increasing leadership responsibility, most recently as Managing Director for Crane Merchandising Systems. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Illinois State.
Executive VP of Business Operations

Bryan Jones

Addison, TX

As EVP of Business Operations at Trajus, Bryan Jones oversees operations from the REI HQ in Addison. Starting in the field with Republic Elite in 2007, Bryan learned the multifamily industry through hands-on experience, steadily rising through the ranks. Driven by a passion for exceptional customer service and a sense of urgency, Bryan empowers his team of over 100 salaried employees and over 500 sub-contracted installers to deliver efficient, responsive solutions, ensuring projects are completed on time. His effective management style and entrepreneurial spirit have fueled his success. Bryan attended the University of Louisiana Monroe where he focused his time studying Business Administration. Bryan resides in Rockwall with his wife and three amazing kids.
HR Director

Shayla White

Addison, TX

Shayla’s HR career spans 18+ years with nearly 5 years of experience in Trajus companies where she has supported Trajus Surfaces, and the HR, Finance, and IT groups along with now leading the HR team for Republic Elite as HR Director. Prior to joining the company, Shayla worked in vehicle manufacturing in Talent Management as well as healthcare and rental car industries as a HR Business Partner.

Shayla has a Master of Business Administration graduate with distinction from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University where she concentrated in Human Resource Management. She obtained Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin. Shayla also holds Professional in Human Resources and Leadership Development & Succession Strategist certifications.

On a personal note, Shayla is a native Texan who has lived in most of the major cities within the state. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.

Corporate Controller

Chalandra Harris

Addison, TX

Director of Cabinet Operation

Justin Roberts

Addison, TX

Director of Stone Operations

Juan Solis

Addison, TX

Director of Installations

CJ Goodwin

Addison, TX

Addison, TX
Supply Chain Supervisor

Jonathan Gill

Addison, TX

Leadership

Sr. VP of Business Development

John Brekke

California

Chief Estimating Manager

Tyler Trzupek

Addison, TX

VP of Sales

Brett Thompson

Addison, TX

Regional Sales Manager

Troy Kern

North Florida

Sales Operations Manager

Christina Henao

Atlanta, GA

Project Coordination Manager

Ashley Lillevik

Addison, TX

Account Managers

Chuck Williams

Addison, TX

Jason Lawrence

Addison, TX

Jeremy Gibbs

Addison, TX

Tracy Aronson

Florida

Mackenzie Tappy

Denver, CO

Kelli Calkins

Phoenix, AZ

Vincent Van Hinte

Atlanta, Georgia

Estimators

Stone Estimating

Brian Weidinger

Addison, TX

Cabinet Estimating

Jake Hering

Austin, TX

Cabinet Estimating

Rhonda Garcia

Addison, TX

Stone Estimating

John Lange

Addison, TX

Stone Estimating

Scott Paradise

Addison, TX

Stone Estimating

Blake Taylor

Addison, TX

Project Coordinators

Shemicka Buckles

Addison, TX

Maritza Santamaria

Addison, TX

Heather Bogle

Addison, TX

Karla Rojas

Addison, TX

Monica Fernandez

Addison, TX

Addison, TX

Adriana Lugo

Addison, TX

Addison, TX

Jocelyn Guillen

Addison, TX

Addison, TX

Manufacturing

Director of Operations

Trent Garner

Marshall, TX

Logistics/Customer Service Manager

Joey Little

Marshall, TX

EHS Manager

Mark McMahon

Marshall, TX

Quality Manager

Sheri L. Heimann

Marshall, TX

Engineering

Engineering Manager

Perry Ryals

Engineering

Finance

Cost Accountant/Analyst

Chris Robert

Accounting

Product Development

Cabinet Innovation

Pat Moroney

Product Development

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Product Line Manager-Cabinets

Brandi Ratley

Product Development