Stellar Welcomes Tommy Rorex and Chad Rea to Sales Team


GARNER, IA — (January 27, 2022) — Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of work trucks, related accessories and trailers, is excited to welcome two new employees to their sales team, Thomas “Tommy” Rorex as the new Regional Sales Manager for the South Central region, and Chad Rea as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Both Rorex and Rea’s primary responsibilities are further enhancing a distributor network in their regions, providing support to current distributors and continuous promotion of the Stellar brand within the industry.

Rorex joins the Stellar team with more than 20 years of transportation/refuse industry experience. He also has been a longtime Stellar supporter. “Stellar has always stood out as a standard bearer of quality, dependability and customer service,” said Rorex. “Throughout my many years in the industry, I had always thought of Stellar as a destination company that I wished I would eventually be a part of — I am honored that I am now a part of the team and I look forward to the success we will enjoy together.”

Rea joins the Stellar team from Shurco/Donovan. There, as the Director of Sales – Waste Segment, Rea was responsible for top-line sales growth, managing bottom line costs, dealer and sales team training, input into product design, marketing plans, and day to day sales functions. Rea is most looking forward to forging relationships within his territory and is confident that growing and strengthening those relationships will be very natural.

“I really enjoy finding new customers or dealers and then growing and nurturing those relationships,” said Rea. “I truly believe Stellar has the best product in the industry.”

Rorex will be relocating to the Beaumont, Texas, area and Rea resides in Sioux City, Iowa, with his wife and four children. Please help us in giving both of our new Regional Sales Managers a warm welcome to the Stellar family by sending them a hello at or