Born from a desire to build the most reliable, durable and capable trucks in North America, Paladin has developed a tried and true way to bring military grade vehicles to the commercial market. With over 100 years of combined experience in the automotive and transportation industries. We’re backed by more than a century of solution-oriented thinking that’s motivated by a desire to increase productivity and keep you moving both on and off-highway.
David Ronsen is an entrepreneur committed to developing and designing custom operational and situational response solutions for disasters and conflagrations. After a career in emergency preparedness and response, David started ACELA, Inc. to provide innovative and custom mobile command centers, mass-fatality response equipment, high water flood rescue vehicles and other custom solutions. David created Paladin, a division of ACELA, Inc., to address the need for high quality, customized mobile morgues. Under David’s leadership, Paladin has sold and leased over a thousand mobile morgue trailers, portable morgue container and temporary morgue cubes to help alleviate mortuary surges throughout the United States.
David’s diverse background includes operational response to local and large-scale emergencies and disasters in both the private sector and governmental arenas. He served as an incident response operations director for 11 years, worked as an emergency manager for FEMA and was a seasoned career firefighter, working for CalFire and the California Department of Forestry. David studied business management and marketing at Colorado State University and business affairs at San Francisco State University. He is also an inventor of multiple patented and patent pending products.
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Louise Rainone leads sales and marketing at ACELA, Inc., Acela Truck Company and Paladin, the company’s mobile mortuary and cadaver storage solution division. Louise joined the leadership team in 2017 and has been instrumental in building customer relationships and developing strategic partnerships through marketing and business development initiatives. She is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience, successfully launching four companies.
In addition to her experience at ACELA, Inc., Louise’s background includes strategy, business development and marketing roles at PCDworks, also known as Product Concept Development, Inc., a product development design and innovation firm, and other business-to-business companies. Louise is also a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has been a contributing editor to Product Design and Development Magazine. Louise earned her MBA at the University of Texas, an undergraduate degree and minor from Montana State University and is also a certified project management professional (PMP).
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DIVISION SALES MANAGER
Jeramey May has over 10 years of experience within the medical device and medical supply industries as a sales representative and product specialist. Prior to joining the Paladin team at ACELA, Inc., Jeramey worked at Penn Care, Inc. as a sales representative working with fire departments and ambulance services to meet their needs for emergency medical supplies. Jeramey’s professional background also includes working with surgeons as both a product specialist and a surgical technologist. He has an associate of science degree in surgical technology from American National University and recently attended EMT school.
Jeramey routinely increases his customers’ satisfaction levels and exceeds their expectations, thanks to his consultative, needs-based approach. At Paladin, he works with government agencies and hospitals, as well as coroners, medical examiners and emergency management agencies, providing them with medical-grade and purpose-built equipment.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Peter Carlson has a 20+ year career in accounting with an emphasis in operations and manufacturing including six years as a plant controller for Holcim, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Peter spent 13 years as chief financial officer and controller at Wheat Holdings, LLC where he was part of the leadership team that doubled the sales of the company in five years and assisted and managed the sale of the company after increasing EBITDA by roughly five times. Peter graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor of science in business accounting and has been recognized as a certified management accountant (CMA).
Peter joined ACELA, Inc., Paladin’s parent company, in 2020 and oversees the financial controls and accounting processes. His experience in operations and manufacturing has been an immediate asset as Paladin continues to innovate to provide real world solutions to real world problems.
PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS MANAGER
Daniel Yarbrough is a successful procurement and logistics manager with 10 years of experience building efficient business operations while engaging in effective process improvement. In addition to his experience at Paladin, Daniel has held operational, consulting and management system roles designing and implementing full-scale business operations, advising on highly effective process improvements and managing multiple programs and projects. Daniel attended Montana State University where he earned an industrial and management systems engineering degree and a minor in economics. His affiliations include Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
Daniel is a tactful communicator, fluent in Spanish and has expertise in liaising with internal and external partners, promoting transparency and communicating complex concepts to non-technical audiences. He is proud to be part of the Paladin team, helping emergency preparedness leaders, coroners, medical examiners and other public safety teams get the mobile morgue solutions and mortuary supplies they need.