5050 Rickert Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
VP Technical Services and Quality
Immediately after graduating from UW Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Randy Smith started working at General Kinematics in 1980 as an Engineering Draftsman. Through the 80’s and 90’s, he moved through the ranks of engineering and field service positions and went on to obtain his MBA. In 1998, he was promoted to Director of Operations – Engineering, Manufacturing & Service until he was promoted yet again to VP Technical Services/Component Sales in 2003. In 2011, he officially became the General Kinematics VP of Technical Services with responsibilities focused in Strategic Global Initiatives.
In early 2014, Randy’s role as Vice President of Technical Services has grown to also include total Global Quality responsibilities for General Kinematics.
Randy actively contributes time to the education process to encourage young people to seek careers in the engineering and technology fields (STEM) in the local grades schools, high schools, numerous colleges and tech schools.
In October of 2013, Randy Smith received the illustrious ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in recognition of contributions to his profession and community from the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture from his alma mater, University Of Wisconsin-Platteville.
He continues his involvement with the UW Platteville serving as an advisory board member for both the College of Engineering and College of Business Industry and Communications.
Randy is an active member of the AFS community, contributing time and resources in training for the foundry and other industries.
General Kinematics is the premier manufacturer of vibratory equipment for the processing of bulk materials. For more than 50 years, GK has lead technological advancements in vibratory equipment for the foundry, mining, and bulk processing industries. GK’s patented Two-Mass technology operates vibratory equipment with less horsepower and more accuracy. The company also has an unparalleled Parts & Service division that provides 24/7/365 customer service and support along with same day shipping on all off the shelf, in-stock items. With over 40,000 installations in 35 countries and our 100% Process Guarantee, General Kinematics means: Leadership in Vibrating Process Equipment.
8600 US Highway 14, Suite 102
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
CPR Finance & Associates is an Equipment Financing/Leasing Specialist with 35 years in the industry.
The last 11 + years CPR Finance has served the market as an independent “Market Place Facilitator” in the Equipment Financing/Leasing industry.
CPR Finance offers equipment financing/leasing, SBA 7A and 504 commercial loans, working capital, lines of credit, AR and P.O. financing, as well as Term and Working Capital loans. As the President and owner, my focus is built around small to medium-sized businesses who do not get the attention they need and deserve in equipment financing and leasing industry.
• Board Member and Ambassador
• President’s Award Winner 2013
• Chair - Leaders in Action and Monday Night Football
• Team leader – Community Harvest and Community Clean Up
• Committee Member – Finance Committee, Presidents Counsel, and 4th of July Parade
Community Awards/Accomplishments and other recognized positions:
• President and VP Operations of Prairie Ridge Booster Club 2010- 2012
• Board Member / President Braeburn Homeowners Association (2000–2009)
• Member of Healthcare Financial Management Association First Illinois Chapter
• Member of the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers
Vice President - Commercial Banking & Treasury Management Team Lead
In addition to his current position as Vice President Commercial Banking, Matt assumes the role of treasury management team leader as the bank takes their treasury management services to the next level. Matt is a proven commercial banker experienced with treasury management oversight. He focuses on all aspects of managing and enhancing the bank’s rapidly growing treasury management services. These services are critical to meeting the daily operational needs of their commercial banking clients.
Matt has served on the Crystal Lake Board of Directors since 2016, including serving as board chair from 2019-2020. He has received many honors including the Crystal Lake Chambers’ Presidential Award of Excellence in 2018. In addition, Matt is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers.
American Community Bank & Trust was founded in 2000 by a group of local business leaders. The bank's success is built on developing long-term relationships with clients as a trusted and responsive advisor to serve privately owned companies and families so well that they would be advocates for the bank.
Currently, the bank has assets of over $700 million, 70 employees, and five Illinois locations. It is a full-service commercial bank offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts.
The bank offers financial advisory services through American Community Wealth Management, LLC. (Investment services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)