Founder: Theodore W. Eckstein

In 1972, Ted founded Rebuilders Automotive Supply then in Cranston, RI, which he owned and operated before retiring in 1996. He was a graduate of Moses Brown High School, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1952 from Brown University, where he played right tackle on the football team in an undefeated season. Ted was a true entrepreneur and auto enthusiast until his passing on October 11, 2003.


President: Robert J. Grady

Robert (Bob) is the President and co-owner of Rebuilders Automotive Supply.  He started out with RAS in the early days dismantling starters and alternators for the metals. As the company grew RAS started selling the parts to be rebuilt, and Bob was then buying parts in the salvage yards. After graduating Providence College he came back to the business in a sales and office management capacity. He is very proud of what RAS has become, and is thankful to all the employees who have contributed their time and effort along the way. His hobbies are boating and golf, and assorted sports.


Vice President: Steven M. King

Steven is the Vice President and co-owner of Rebuilders Automotive Supply. With a history in auto body and sales, Steve joined RAS in 1983. He learned the business from the ground up under the guidance of Ted Eckstein, the company’s founder. Steve is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations at RAS, particularly the core segment of the business. Steve resides in Warwick, RI, and Delray Beach, FL, with his wife, Marcy. When not at RAS, Steve enjoys golfing and spending time with his family, especially his adorable granddaughters


Chief Executive Officer: Jesse Whiteside

Jesse is the CEO of Rebuilders Automotive Supply; he joined RAS in 2012. Previously he worked at several prominent Rhode Island based manufacturers in key strategic roles, including Controller for Honeywell. Jesse holds a BA in Business Management and an MBA in Accountancy from Bryant. He considers both Bob and Steve powerful mentors and is humbled by the strong values they have instilled in the very heart of RAS. He resides in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with his wife and three children and is very involved in his family, church, and various youth organizations

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