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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 of our departments to work together with one common goal in mind: Providing 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.

Kerry Nelson, VP Business Development

Kerry is one of the founders of iCONN Systems and has been growing the business for over 10 years. He has over 40 years of 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.

Rob Smith, VP Sales

Rob is one of the founding members at iCONN systems and leads our company as a Sales Manager. Outside of work, Rob likes 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.

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.

Rick Regole, General Manager

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 daughters, and golfing for “work”.

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