About us —

The rka team

Together we succeed

Principle-driven with a focus on excellence, the RKA team works together to provide quality products and superior customer service in everything we do.

Tom Cinzori

Chief Operating Officer

Tom has nearly 30 years of executive and financial experience in a multitude of different industries and market segments.  He brings a multi-dimensional perspective and a wealth of proficient knowledge to growing organizations.  Tom’s leading edge thinking consistently helps organizations motivate talent, enhance internal and external customer focus, generate growth, and achieve large-scale business transformation.  Tom, a CPA, received his BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado.

(734) 946-2219

About Tom

Kyle Albertie


Kyle Albertie has worked at RKA for over 20 years, gaining experience in the Fuel, Logistics and Trucking Industry. Kyle is passionate about advancing RKA’s growth locally and nationally. Outside of the Office Kyle enjoys spending time with his family.

(734) 946-2206

About Kyle

Kerry Rehbine

Chief Revenue Officer

Kerry has been working in the industry, and for RKA, since 2002.  He has worked in multiple roles within different divisions at RKA, gaining valuable knowledge that has helped guide him throughout his career.  When not working, Kerry enjoys spending time with his family, running his kids around to their many sporting activities, and Michigan State athletics…Go Green!

(734) 946-2218

About Kerry

Dawn Lyon


Dawn has worked in the Finance and Accounting field for over 25 years, gaining experience in the consulting, software, and automotive industries before joining RKA. As a seasoned CFO, she is passionate about learning new things and finding solutions to problems. Outside of the office, Dawn spends her free time engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and kayaking.

dlyon@rkapetroleum.com        (734) 946-2229

About Dawn

Patty Vanleuven

Human Resource Director

Patty is the Director of People Operations at RKA and loves helping people, planning activities, and creating a great working environment. She has spent the last 34 years of her career in the fuel industry, gaining experience in areas such as OSHSA and DOT regulations, as well as caring for employees and supporting management. While working and supporting employees are her primary job function by day, Patty also enjoys family, reading, travel and her grandkids’ activities.

pvanleuven@rkapetroleum.com (734) 946-2222

About Patty

Darrin Zimlich



(313) 350-4015

About Darrin

Perry Gaglio


Perry has over 30 years of experience in the fuel industry. He specializes in new business acquisitions and ongoing relationships, focusing on fuel sales and maximizing store profitability. Perry enjoys golfing, racquetball, and backing Michigan State football and basketball. 

(734) 946-2605

About Perry

Kacey Spell

Wholesale Sales Manager

Kacey has worked in the fuel industry for over 15 years. Her experience encompasses several levels of the business including National, Government, Local Sales and Customer Service. Kacey is a vital part of growing RKA’s customer base and building lasting business relationships. When Kacey is not helping the growth of RKA she enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

kspell@rkapetroleum.com        (734) 946-2613

About Kacey

Tim Smolen

Commercial Account Executive

Tim is an experienced Commercial Account Executive and has been in the fuel industry for 6 years, gaining experience in Sales and Account Management. He is passionate about taking care of his customers and developing relationships with new clients. Outside of the office, Tim enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Heather, and two children, Scarlett and Connor.

(734) 946-2247

About Tim

Robby Rech



(734) 946-2619

About Robby

Joe Whalen


Joe has worked in the Petroleum Industry for 10 years, gaining experience in equipment sales, project management, and branding retail sales. As a seasoned professional, he is passionate about quality customer service. In addition to his daily job, he is also involved in helping out at his home church. Outside of the office, Joe enjoys spending time with family.

(734) 926-8906

About Joe

John Kinkead


John has worked in the energy industry for over 6 years, gaining experience in fuel pricing, logistics and wholesale supply contract management. As RKA’s Supply and Logistics coordinator, he is always looking for opportunities to improve service and supply offerings, reduce costs, and contribute to our organizational success. Outside the office John enjoys sharing outdoor experiences such as camping and fishing with his family and friends. jkinkead@rkapetroleum.com

(734) 946-2213

About John