who we are

Who

We

Are

Building trust with every project.

For more than 40 years, RSI has been designing, engineering and fabricating the industry’s highest quality commercial kitchen and bar equipment – and rising to our customers’ toughest challenges. RSI is a problem solver and trusted partner, using experience and creativity to drive innovation and create sustainable success for our customers and our company.  

Founded in 1975 and located in Arlington, Texas, RSI is proud to say our products are made in the USA.

Our Values

At RSI, we’re driven by our values. But they’re more than just words posted on a wall, they’re principles that guide our every action -- every day, every project. Here’s how:

We listen.

It all starts with the voice of the customer. Only when we have a thorough understanding of what challenge our customer needs to solve, do we start the design, engineering, manufacturing and testing process.

We aspire.

RSI has become an innovation leader by developing solutions that address industry challenges as well as individual customer needs and objectives. RSI meets these needs and challenges by listening and developing solutions through its world-class research and development team. “I can’t” is a phrase that is never spoken within RSI.

We collaborate.

RSI is proud to be a partner and trusted advisor to leaders in the food and beverage industry, helping solve their challenges through an iterative process that builds trust and ensures satisfaction.

We exceed.

Our craftsmanship and quality far exceed industry standards. This can only be accomplished through our state of the art manufacturing facility and a highly skilled workforce that includes kitchen and bar designers, industrial engineers, electrical and mechanical engineers, CAD and Solid Works experts, research and development innovators, journeyman machine operators, welders and finishers, senior project managers and a world class operations team.

Our Team

More than a team - a powerhouse.

We’re a talented team of designers, project managers, craftsmen and inventors. But more than that, we’re believers – in each other, in our work and, most importantly, in our customers’ dreams.

Executives

Steve Turknett
Steve Turknett
CEO and President

From Special Forces detachment commander in the U.S. Army to North American Division Controller at Norton Abrasives, Steve’s journey to RSI has given him a uniquely powerful perspective on both culture and leadership.

Bill Willits
Bill Willits
Chief Operating Officer

Over the past 45 years, Bill has served in almost every capacity in the foodservice industry. With his extensive background in architectural design and engineering, Bill is an invaluable resource to the entire RSI team.

Mark Brewer
Mark Brewer
Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in corporate relations, marketing, business and product development, Mark brings strategic vision and a tireless commitment to excellence to the RSI team.

Kerry Wrenn
Kerry Wrenn
Director of Operations

Kerry is a servant leader who is well respected by her team and colleagues alike and is always focused on exceeding customer expectations. Kerry leads our teams of project managers, drafting engineers, estimators and purchasers to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Angela Mason
Angela Mason
Director of Business Services

Angela brings 20 years of accounting and HR experience to RSI and is one of the hardest working and most respected members of the team. Always willing to do whatever it takes, she leads by example and her team’s actions and work product reflect her extraordinary work ethic and leadership.

Shane Bradberry
Shane Bradberry
Director of Manufacturing

Shane is a journeyman sheet metal fabricator with 25 years’ experience as a layout mechanic, break press operator, welder, finisher, make ready assembler and laser programmer and operator, making him the ideal leader of our highly skilled team of craftsman.

Lupe Diaz
Lupe Diaz
Director of R&D and Engineering

An expert in LEAN and Six Sigma manufacturing techniques, Lupe's specialty lies in electrical and refrigeration engineering. His expertise in product development for Fortune 500 companies and vast understanding of Quality Functional Deployment helps bring our customer's visions to life.

Bobby Putnam Jr.
Bobby Putnam Jr.
Sr. Project Manager

Bobby is a second-generation kitchen designer with more than 30 years of design, engineering, and CAD drafting experience. He is truly one of the best in the business.

Damian Cross
Damian Cross

With over 15 years of Food & Beverage experience, Damian’s innovative spirit, operational expertise and eye for detail have guided him as a distinguished Corporate Mixologist, elevating world-renowned brands such as Wolfgang Puck, Wynn Resorts, and Station Casinos. Acclaimed in the beverage industry, Damian brings a multi-faceted approach to our customers in ideation, consultation, operations, and bar equipment design.

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Craftsmen

Andy
Andy
Drafting – Team Leader
Martin
Martin
Machining – Team Leader
Tommy
Tommy
Finishing – Team Leader
Roger
Roger
Make Ready – Team Leader
Brian “Bo”
Brian “Bo”
Welding – Team Leader
Robert
Robert
Journeyman Break Press Operator
Javier
Javier
Journeyman Shear Operator
Salvador
Salvador
Salvador
Journeyman Welder
Frank
Frank
Frank
Journeyman Welder
Rodney
Rodney
Journeyman Fabricator

Our

Customers

RSI serves many of the largest food and beverage operators in the world.

Applebee's
Uncle Julio's
TopGolf
Whole Foods
Fuzzy's Tacos
Salata
Monin
GoLoco
IHOP
Le Duff America
Centerplate
Your Pie
Rio Mambo
Levy Restaurants
Dine Brands Global
Gallery Carts & Kiosks
T.G.I. Friday's
Allegro
Whataburger
Bacardi

Each year Microsoft selects two or three advanced users of Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology to spotlight at their annual Global Exchange conference to over 55,000 attendees. RSI was honored with this selection in 2016 for our progressive use of Microsoft technology in a manufacturing environment. RSI will continue to partner with Microsoft to increase our efficiency and better support our customers as they grow with us into the future.