Troy Barnes | CEO
Troy serves as Chief Executive Officer of RRDS, Inc., leading the company’s financial operations as well as Corporate Development and Strategy. Prior to joining RRDS in January 2014, he served as an Executive in the technology manufacturing and distribution Value Added Reseller channel from 1984 to 2013.
From 1984 to 1994, Troy was Founder of Kelly Micro Systems, Inc. From 1994-2000, he served in various roles at Millennium Memory, including as the head of operations and manufacturing, Major Accounts and Product Development Research Team. From 2001-2009, he served as CEO of Cheetah Electronics, a technology company.
A native Southern Californian, born in San Diego and raised in Laguna Beach, California, Troy has been bestowed many accolades. “Entrepreneur of the Year, ‘Inc. Magazine'” Finalist, 1990 and 1991, to mention one. In his down time, Troy is pleased to be affiliated with “School Power – Laguna Beach.” and the “Wounded Warrior Project®.”Contact Troy
Samir Naqvi | President
Samir is the President of RRDS. He was appointed President in January of 2015 and has since been responsible for driving company sales and implementing major growth strategies and initiatives while staying true to the company’s core values and brand. Prior to joining RRDS, Mr. Naqvi held various positions within the defense industry. He has a strong Program Management background, coupled with unique Supply Chain Management skills and an in-depth knowledge of Logistics. Samir has been responsible for structuring complex JVs and establishing unique partnerships and teaming agreements that have resulted in more than 1 billion dollars in Government funding through various IDIQs and Task Orders.
Mr. Naqvi is an entrepreneur by nature and has Co-founded several companies including Avant Garde Imports a leading innovator in the food and beverage industry. He has also served at fortune 50 companies such as Citigroup and Barclays in various financial advisory positions. Born in Hong Kong and raised in various countries across the globe Samir is nuanced and apt in developing long-lasting international business relationships.
Mr. Naqvi is strong on community and welfare activities. He spends his free time advising on the board of NPO Pity 4 Paws and is also affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.Contact Samir
Fred Bouman | Vice President
Mr. Bouman oversees the RRDS Direct Federal Sales Channel. Working closely with Government Agencies, he plays a pivotal role in facilitating fast paced deliveries of mission critical operational gear for the United States and our Allies across the globe. Prior to joining RRDS, Fred held management positions both inside and outside of the Defense industry. He has a thorough understanding of Program Management, Procurement, and Logistics.
As a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Bouman studied International Relations and Political Science, and has held several community leadership positions. From a young age, Fred has demonstrated a keen interest in serving our Government and has occupied various staff positions within the political field. He has also served in key leadership roles for both the private and public sectors, bringing a diverse mix of talent and experience to the RRDS management committee.
Fred has a strong commitment to family, friends, and community. In addition to organizing blood drives for the American Red Cross, he spends time volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities.Contact Fred
Max Sun | Assistant Vice President
Max Sun is the Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Management at RRDS. He joined RRDS in September of 2015 as a Technical Monitor, performing QA/QC of inventory to ensure that all customers received technically compliant solutions in a timely manner. Since then, Max has quickly moved up the ranks, holding various management positions at the project and program level. Max currently oversees all supply chain related functions and works closely with other departments within RRDS to ensure that the team is constantly positioned to respond rapidly to customer needs.
Max was born in Shanghai, China and prior to enrolling at the University of California, Irvine, received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but was unable to attend due to medical reasons. While in pursuit of his aerospace engineering degree at UCI, Max enlisted in the United States Navy under the highly competitive Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program but was separated prior to receiving a commission due to an injury sustained during a training exercise.
After two unsuccessful attempts at joining the armed forces, Max decided that he could make an impact by serving those who serve and joined RRDS. Since then, he has spent years working closely with suppliers and industry partners and takes great pride in providing cutting-edge equipment and solutions in response to US Government requirements.
In his spare time, Max is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping and diving. He is also involved with various non-profit organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Association.Contact Max
Ken Spell | Vice President
Joining the RRDS team as the Vice President – Commercial in January of 2018, Ken has over 20+ years of commercial contract sales and management experience. Ken’s functions will consist of helping to establish company-wide sales processes and procedures while also focusing on growing the RRDS Commercial Business Channel. Mr. Spell spent just under six years of his career working for ADS, Inc. with the last three as head of a $25M business unit. During this time, he oversaw all phases of his group to include business development, proposal development, strategic sourcing, teaming agreements, contract negotiations, quality assurance, order delivery / acceptance and resolving order issues. Prior to joining ADS, Inc., Ken had a successful 14 years with Penske Truck Leasing in both management and contract sales. While at Penske, he completed his Green Belt Six Sigma certification.
Ken has worked in the service industry his entire career and strongly believes that the customer experience is the most important attribute to a successful business. Ken states, “If a customer is pleased with their transaction, big or small, they will order again and there is a good chance they will tell their friends. We want the same experience for our customers and thrive to do so by living the RRDS promise, daily.”
Mr. Spell is based on the east coast in Virginia Beach, VA where he lives with his wife and three kids. Ken enjoys working out and relaxing on the beach. Graduating from Elon College as a communications major and four-year letterman on the basketball team, Ken created the Hampton Roads Basketball Academy to stay involved with the sport, while giving back to young athletes in the Virginia Beach community.Contact Ken