About ETE REMAN
Sam Loshak Sam Loshak

President & Founder

Sam Loshak

Sam Loshak

President & Founder

Sam began his journey into the automotive aftermarket in 1979, with his first salvage yard. In 10 years, he quickly expanded his ownership and industry impact with additional salvage yards and a total of three engine and transmission repair facilities. To fulfill demand for engines and transmissions, Sam opened his own factory to remanufacture engines and transmissions for his facilities. Sam still owns and operates his facilities today.

Sam credits his overwhelming business success largely to his philosophy on partnership: a successful partnership is to create a business model that benefits customers, employees, and the company.

Quick Facts

  • He holds a Master of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree from Moscow University.
  • He received Entrepreneur of the Year recognition from Ernst & Young, Inc, and Merryl Lynch.
  • He is a recognized community advocate and active partner in the Milwaukee Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative.

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing industry trends
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering processes
  • Sustainable business practices

Mikhail Shakhnovich Mikhail Shakhnovich

Executive Vice President

Mikhail Shakhnovich

Mikhail Shakhnovich

Executive Vice President

Mikhail began his career as a mechanical engineer, specializing in the heavy equipment and construction industry. In 1989, Mikhail joined the ETE team as the Lead Engine Builder in our production facility. Mikhail was quickly promoted, becoming the Manager of Research and Development and an active partner soon after.

In his role as EVP, Mikhail focuses on continuous improvement and the development of innovative products & technology. Through Mikhail’s active leadership and quality control, these innovations become a reality.

Quick Facts

  • He has received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Norilsk University and a Master’s degree in Aircraft Engineering from the Aviation Institute of Riga Technical University.
  • He is a title-holder and hydroboat (hydroplane/powerboat) racing champion in the former Soviet Union.
  • He holds several patents for heavy equipment hydraulics technologies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical engineering research and development
  • Innovative manufacturing technologies
  • Manufacturing facility quality control

Noah Rickun Noah Rickun

President of Sales & Distribution

Noah Rickun

Noah Rickun

President of Sales & Distribution

Noah joined our team in 2002, and has held nearly every position in sales, support, and customer service since then. Now the President of Sales and Distribution, he leads our Sales Department and works closely with customers to build stronger relationships and earn their loyalty.

Within the Sales Department, Noah helps attract new business, streamline workflow, implement new ideas, and increase revenue. He strives to create a foundation for success — early adoption of technology to make his salespeople more efficient, promoting continuing education, and providing encouragement to his team every step of the way.

In addition, Noah frequently speaks on sales, attitude, and customer loyalty topics, and has delivered speeches at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association events, APRA International Big R Show, ATRA's Powertrain Expo, APEX, and more than 500 other conferences in nearly every industry.

Quick Facts

  • He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School.
  • He’s a Jeffrey Gitomer Certified Speaker and an active member of the National Speakers Association.
  • He writes for our e-newsletter and blog, Reman University, as Captain Reman.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Customer Service

Lawrence Loshack Lawrence Loshak

Vice President of Manufacturing

Lawrence Loshak

Lawrence Loshak

Vice President of Manufacturing

Lawrence has been around the automotive industry his entire life. He began in his family’s business at a young age, polishing push rods on the manufacturing floor. Over the years, Lawrence has served as the Parts and General Manager at ETE’s largest retail repair facility, as well as the ETE REMAN Warranty Department Manager. In these positions, he gained knowledge of all aspects of the company’s highly technical business before assuming his current role as Vice President of Manufacturing.

He and his team have taken transmission remanufacturing to new levels by using various lean manufacturing methods, computerized production, and inventory programs to improve quality, consistency, and delivery.

Quick Facts

  • He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University.
  • He is a champion racecar driver, having won the SCCA National Championship in 2006 and 2010.

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing quality control
  • Vehicle diagnosis
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Attitude training

Amazing People

Make the Difference

Of all the resources needed to remanufacture a transmission, the most valuable, by far, are the people.  People make ideas happen.  People invent new ways, new processes and make them realities.  People bring service and quality to the next level.  People are our secret ingredient; people are ETE REMAN’s added special touch… Amazing People.