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Team & Careers

Company Culture

Here at iCONN Systems, we pride ourselves on a “family-style” culture and working together as a team. Many of our employees have been with us since the beginning; from laborers on the production floor, to people in upper management positions. Our organization is set up for all our departments to work together with one common goal in mind: Provide customers with high quality interconnect solutions that are delivered on time with a commitment to continuous improvement.



Rich Regole, President & CEO

Rich founded iCONN Systems in 2006 and has extensive experience in the interconnect industry. In his career, he has served in operational positions at various companies that lead him to found iCONN with the intention of providing exceptional service to the cable and connector industry. Rich holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. He serves as the President and CEO of iCONN Systems, as well as iCONN’s co-located sister company, Mechanical Products and Accurate Forming, LLC. He is also the COO of R2M Holdings, LLC.

Rob Smith, VP Operations

Rob is one of the founding members at iCONN systems and leads our company as Vice President of Operations. Our internal operations process is an extremely complex and integral part of our company, and it is Rob’s job to ensure our customers get high-quality, parts that are manufactured and delivered on time. Outside of work, Rob like to spend time with his wife and two kids, and is an active member at Parkview Church. Over the years he has been to Africa several times on mission trips. He also enjoys taking rides on either of his Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Kerry Nelson, VP Business Development

Kerry is one of the founders of iCONN Systems, has been growing the business for over 10 years and has over 40 years’ experience in the connector / cable assembly industry. Today, he is our Vice President of Business Development and helps find and manage some of our significant clients. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. Outside of work, Kerry is a huge car enthusiast, he enjoys DIY projects, and spends a lot of time landscaping at home.

Tony Czyz, VP Engineering

Tony has been iCONN’s Vice President of Engineering for the greater part of the last decade and is our head Design Engineer. He is the leader of our product development efforts which allows our customers to customize just about anything they want. Tony has successfully trained the team around him to ensure that our engineered solutions are cost effective, on time and perform as intended. When Tony isn’t in the office, he pursues his passion as a “foodie.” He loves cooking, growing his own food and grilling / smoking. You could say he is an engineer in the kitchen, as well as at work.

Ron Prokup, VP Sales & Marketing

Ron has been involved in Industrial Manufacturing for over 30 years having served in all operational manager positions as well as sales & marketing roles. He has provided the leadership and vision in order to effectively grow sales through new products, new markets as well as international growth. He is currently the VP of Sales & Marketing for iCONN and is the GM / VP for iCONN’s co-located sister company, Mechanical Products. In 2007, after 21 years of decorated service, he retired as a Major from the US Army Reverses - Engineering, now devoting more of his time with his wife and three teenage children.

Rick Regole, Director Sales & Marketing

Rick has been at iCONN for nearly 10 years and has held several positions that span across different areas of the business. He is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing and helped integrate an inbound philosophy into both departments. In addition to his success internally at iCONN, he recently got his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When Rick isn’t at the office, he loves spending time with his wife and daughters, and golfing for “work”.

Jaymin Jeffrey, Quality Manager

Since joining the iCONN team in 2013, Jaymin has been leading our company as Quality Manager. Everyone that does business with iCONN knows that we pride ourselves on the superior quality of our parts that are made here in the USA. 2013 was also the year that Jaymin obtained his MBA from Benedictine University with a concentration in operations. His level of experience and education helped grow iCONN immensely, while keeping customers happy. When he is out of the office, he enjoys listening to music, making art, and running.

Employee Benefits

iCONN Systems is committed to employee satisfaction, as our employees are our largest asset. We retain employees through our pleasant work environment, competitive pay structure, and our PTO / benefits package.

Company Benefits include:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program
  • AD&D and Life Insurance policy of 2X salary
  • 401K program
  • Vacation and Personal days
  • Employee Referral Program