Leadership


Bob Pruitt, President

Bob Pruitt serves as the President for CalTex and has served in various executive leadership positions since joining the company in 2002. Prior to joining CalTex, he was Senior Counsel for Gulf States Toyota, Inc., an independent distributor of new Toyota vehicles, parts, and accessories and Friedkin Companies, Inc., including support for Westside Lexus, Northside Lexus and GSMarketing. He also practiced as a civil litigator for eight years in Houston, Texas; his experience included representing automobile dealers and dealership groups. His latter six years as a litigator were with the Chalker Bair law firm, where he served as a shareholder of the firm from 1997 - 1998.

Mr. Pruitt graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a JD from South Texas College of Law, where he was a member of two national championship moot court teams. He serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the 2015 San Antonio American Heart & Stroke Walk. He resides near San Antonio, Texas with his wife and three children. He is also active in leadership roles with his church and community, in addition to being an avid supporter of Baylor football.


Rande Hawkinson, Executive Vice President of Operations

Rande Hawkinson serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations for CalTex. Rande joined CalTex in 2005 where his leadership role in the company has grown to include manufacturing, research and development, IT and Warranty and Customer Services. He has over 30 years of management and manufacturing experience. Prior to joining CalTex, Rande’s experience includes 27 years with Arlon Adhesives and Films in various management positions.

Mr. Hawkinson graduated from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. He resides near San Antonio, Texas with his wife and their three children.


Tim Akard, Executive Vice President of Sales

Tim Akard currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Sales for CalTex. Tim joined CalTex in 2012. A 35-year veteran of the automotive industry, Tim is a former Texas Ford dealer who served on Ford’s National Dealer Council and as a Director of the Ford Dealer Advertising Fund and the Ford Southwest Marketing Committee. Tim served multiple terms as a Director of the Texas Auto Dealers Association and managed the TADA Self Insurance Group, a self-funded worker’s compensation group owned by Texas dealers. He began his automotive career with Ford Motor Credit and has extensive experience in the design and administration of self-insured and reinsured products and services for franchised automotive dealerships.

Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. Tim and his wife live in New Braunfels, Texas. They have two children and three grandchildren.


Matt Ramsey, Vice President of Accounting & Finance

Matt Ramsey serves as the Vice President of Accounting and Finance for CalTex. Since joining the company in 2002, he has served with the Finance team as a Senior Accountant,Assistant Controller and Controller. Prior to joining CalTex, Matt was part of the Finance organization with the Magazines Division of The Hearst Corporation in Charlotte, NC.

Mr. Ramsey obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He resides in San Antonio with his wife and four children.