CTS Custom Trailers Recruits Pair of Industry Veterans

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CTS owner Jason Curry and CTS General Manager Lakin Curry-Thoren.

CTS Custom Trailers, a new company that specializes in building high-quality trailers for some of the most prestigious boat brands in the world, has announced two key appointments to its leadership team.

Jon Smiley and Ronnie Moran, both former executives at MYCO Trailers in Florida, have joined CTS as vice president of sales and director of operations, respectively.

Smiley has over two decades of experience in the marine industry, ranging from watersports rentals to marina management. He will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing strategies of CTS Custom Trailers based in Muscatine, Iowa. Smiley is working closely with the company’s owner, Jason Curry, who is also a passionate performance boater and owner of a Marine Technology Inc. V-42.

Jon Smiley and Ronnie Moran join CTS Custom Trailers.

Moran has nearly 20 years of expertise in the custom boat trailer segment, having served as vice president of sales at MYCO before joining CTS Custom Trailers. She will manage the daily operations of CTS, including office administration, logistics, purchasing and quality control. 

Moran will collaborate with CTS’s General Manager Lakin Curry-Thoren to ensure that CTS delivers trailers that meet the highest standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

Curry, the founder and owner of CTS Custom Trailers, was excited about the new additions to the team. 

“We are thrilled to have Jon and Ronnie on board,” Curry said in a statement. “They are both seasoned professionals who share our vision of building world-class trailers for world-class boats. With their leadership and expertise, we are confident that CTS will become the preferred choice for boat owners who demand nothing but the best for their vessels.”

CTS Custom Trailers, which was founded in 2022, is a division of Curry’s Inc. that has been selling heavy-duty trucks and trailers since 1998. Curry’s Iowa facility has 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space with nearly 60 employees. CTS Custom Trailers specializes in fully welded aluminum C-channel trailers and cradles.

The trailer manufacturer can count Concept, Fountain, Nor-Tech, Doug Wright and MTI among its early customers.

“We have the space, talented staff, and the ability to scale our business exponentially as we grow,” Curry said.