Innovative Motion Control and Fluid Handling Products and Solutions

BRINGING YOU THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ARRAY OF MOTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES.


The RG Group provides leadership in the design and delivery of innovative motion control products and solutions. For over 60 years, we’ve collaborated with customers, creating a sustainable competitive advantage by demonstrating Trusted Expertise in the design, application and supply of motion control and fluid handling solutions for hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical and process technologies.

Our network of local branches, located strategically in the Mid-Atlantic region, provide an immediate variety of real-time, made-to-order solutions, including custom hose assemblies, Vendor Managed Inventory and repair and installation services on a 24/7 basis.

Our passion is to keep your business moving forward profitably. As motion control and fluid handling experts, we focus on sustainable solutions to reduce customer’s operational costs by improving efficiencies and reducing energy consumption. We improve our customer’s profitability by providing a service-based business model.


Representing a Who’s Who of elite global manufacturers, our distribution model offers premier global products delivered with world class service. RG Group provides an unparalleled customer experience through a variety of value-added services including preventative maintenance programs, safety seminars, training and industrial or mobile repair and installation services.

Our demonstrated ability to innovate and create sustainable value by designing "First-Of-A-Kind” turnkey Engineered Solutions in three mechanical disciplines - Electromechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic is our competitive advantage. From a rapid prototype to long-term contract manufacturing, our Manufacturing Services team delivers unique, on-demand, cost-effective solutions.

RG GROUP'S CORE COMPETENCIES REVOLE AROUND THESE KEY CATEGORIES:

Hydraulics

Offering a single source solution for today’s demanding and creative industrial hydraulic applications.

Automation

Bringing you the most comprehensive array of pneumatic and electronic automation technologies.

Electromechanical Systems

Providing engineered system solutions for OEMs and machine builders that give them a competitive edge.

Fluid Connectors

Offering the largest selection of hose, tubing and fittings, in all sizes and configurations with nine locations.

Engineered Systems

Creating innovative systems that range from custom machine control packages to long-term outsourced manufacturing.

Factory Authorized Repair

Specialized locations for repair, installation and troubleshooting of hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical devices.

Installation and Field Services

The National Fluid Power Association has certified our team of technicians as hydraulic and pneumatic experts.

Vendor Managed Inventory

Using our distribution center we partner with companies to develop an in­-house distribution program.


 


CORPORATE MISSION STATEMENT

Design, manufacture, sell and service fluid handling and motion control solutions and products to a broad base of customers. Our distribution and service market is the Mid-Atlantic United States and our manufacturing market is global.

CORPORATE VISION

Creating custom cost-saving initiatives which provide our customers a competitive advantage in today’s global manufacturing environment.


CORPORATE CORE VALUES

Honesty

We expect everyone to be truthful and to have genuine commitment to the truth. Honest people do not deliberately mislead by misrepresentation, overstatement, partial truths, selective omission or any deceptive means.

Integrity - Strength of Character

It means combining high standards of being and doing. People with integrity demonstrate the courage of their convictions by doing what is right even when there is great pressure to do otherwise.

Caring / Fairness

Justice in our company is tempered with compassion. We would seek to do unto other as we would have them do unto us. Customers don't care how much we know, until they know how much you care.

Openness

We encourage dialog and reflection thought. We expect all of our associates to share information, ideas and thinking that leads to extraordinary communication, learning, discovery and performance.

Quality Dedication

Total quality and continuous improvement are obsessions at the RG Group. This is the means though which we can reach out Corporate Vision.

Promise Keeping

We say what we do, and do what we say. Promise keeping is a critical measure of personal integrity, faith in self, mastery and an indispensable basis for success.

Personal Mastery

This is the value which allows us to be the best we can be. It involves continuous training and continuous learning both as individuals and as an organization.





OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Richard Freeh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich joined RG Group in 1986. He began as regional manager of RG Group (then named Die-A-Matic), was promoted to Vice President of Sales, Executive Vice President of Sales, Chief Operating Officer and then President and Chief Executive Officer. He has over 37 years of sales experience in the industrial, hydraulic and manufacturing industry.

Rich believes in a service-based mindset and focuses on how to “make it better for shareholders, vendors and customers.” He views himself and the RG Group family to be advocates for customers to get the best services and support to achieve success. Rich attended Kutztown University and is an International Fluid Power Society certified Fluid Power Specialist.


Randall (Randy) Gross

Executive Chairman of the Board

RG Group was founded as Die-A-Matic by Randy’s parents over 60 years ago. Randy “RG” has experience in several positions within the company including Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as valuable experiences in other businesses earlier in his career. He served as RG Group’s CEO from 1975-2014 at which time he became the Executive Chairman of the Board.

Randy has served, and currently serves, on several board of directors such as The Hope Group, Tate Engineering Systems, and Cross Sales and Engineering Company. He believes in providing guidance to others as well as receiving peer advice and experiences. He was a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army Infantry and earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati with a ROTC scholarship program.


Gene Kostelac

Chief Financial Officer

Gene joined RG Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and is responsible for budgeting, planning, accessing insurance risk, advising during acquisitions, and the overall financial health of RG Group. He has always worked in the manufacturing industry during his career of 35-plus years. Gene came to RG Group with 10 years of experience at AMP and 20 years of experience at Excel Logics/Arnold Logistics.

Because of Gene’s extensive experience with the manufacturing industry, he has a deep understanding of how the company and its financial needs work. He likes numbers, the people, and how they relate with each other. Gene emphasizes the importance of “looking at the big picture and the overall business, not just P&Ls.” Gene is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned his bachelor and MBA degrees at Pennsylvania State University.


Dennis Ohme

Chief Sales Officer

Dennis joined RG Group – for a second time – in 2003 as Vice President of Automation, moved up to be responsible for the outside sales team, and then was promoted to Chief Sales Officer in 2014. He had previously worked for RG Group (then Die-A-Matic) 1987-1994 as a Fluid Power Specialist. He continuously hones his leadership skills to help guide, train and mentor his team to be successful and develop “uphill habits.”

Dennis believes the members of the sales department at RG Group are “experts in motion control and fluid handling. We can provide our customers with finished products to provide solutions,” and that “when our customers are successful, we are successful.” Dennis is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearny and Loyola University Maryland.


Tracy Buhrman

Director of Customer Experience and Organizational Training

Tracy joined RG Group in 2010 as Customer Service Manager. In 2015, she was promoted to her current position as Director of Customer Experience and Organizational Training. Tracy’s career has always been in customer service. Tracy strives to make the customer experience more efficient and consistent through training, mentorship and her drive to see people succeed.

Tracy believes that all employees of RG Group are a part of the customer experience. “We all own the customer experience. Whether you’re packing the box, sweeping the floor, paying a bill – your interaction counts.” Tracy attended York College and Elizabethtown College. She believes in continued education and training for herself, and her CSR team so they fulfill the RG Group goal of “trusted expertise” for clients, vendors and themselves.


Cristen Eberly

Human Resources Manager

Cristen joined RG Group in 2015. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources® (PHR). Cristen is motivated by having goals, reaching them and making a difference. “If I can put together a new training program, and people feel like they’ve learned something and can bring that to their job to be more successful, and a result, our company and customers are more successful, that’s a lot of fun.”

Cristen began her career in HR at the Hilton in Virginia Beach, Va. while attending Old Dominion University. She joined RG Group after she moved back to the area to be near family. The family environment is what she likes best about working for RG Group. She believes the best things about RG Group for customers is the “expert knowledge of the sales team, and RG Group being responsive, timely and available to them.”


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