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Leadership

brent cobbBrent Cobb
President

Brent is the second generation of the Cobb family to lead World Class Industries, after his father, Pat, retired in 2005. Their recipe for success continues today with a focus on adding value for customers while considering the needs of WCI employees and suppliers.

Brent brings professional and educational experience to his position, from a University of Iowa master's degree in business administration to practical experience gained from several positions within WCI and other companies. His mandate is to help WCI continue to evolve as customers' needs change.



sandy kaloupekSandy Kaloupek
Vice President

Sandy Kaloupek manages our Business Development and Strategic Cost Reduction Teams. This group focuses on finding innovative ways to streamline opportunities in part procurement to generate more value for our customers, ultimately reducing costs. Ultimately working to ensure clients receive value in all transactions with WCI.

Sandy has held numerous management positions throughout her career in both the services and manufacturing industries. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Business Management from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


rainer trappRainer Trapp
Managing Director (Geschäftsführer)

Rainer Trapp manages our European locations and is responsible for the business development in the region. Rainer ensures that the European clients receive the expected value throughout all World Class Industries services.

Rainer has held multiple international managing positions in sales, production and product development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Fachhochschule in Munich and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.


patrick pattersonPatrick Patterson
Director of Operations

Patrick Patterson supervises all of World Class Industries' production and warehouse facilities, including all production, quality control, and shipping and receiving activities. Patrick makes sure our customers get exactly what they want when they want it.

Before joining WCI, Patrick spent seven years in positions of increasing importance at a global food manufacturer. He received his bachelor's degree from Central College, Pella, Iowa.



wade eichhornWade Eichhorn
Director of Operations

Wade Eichhorn is accountable for three of World Class Industries' production and warehouse facilities (Des Moines and Cedar Falls, Iowa and Kaiserslautern, Germany), including all production, quality control, and shipping and receiving activities. Wade strives to ensure customer satisfaction.

Before joining WCI, Wade spent 20 years in positions of increasing accountability at three global food manufacturers located in the Midwest. He received his bachelor's degree from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.



jane renningJane Renning
Director of Product Realization

Jane Renning spearheads new project work for World Class Industries. She provides quote details and brings each project into full production with the appropriate fixture design, tools, and quality planning. Jane also participates in issue resolution, identifying root causes and developing technology and processes for issue resolution.

Before joining WCI, Jane held positions in quality, design and project management for a variety of manufacturing companies. She received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.