Predator Motorsports Inc. is a family owned and operated company founded in the mid 1990′s as an Exclusive Hummer Accessory Manufacturer. Over the years, Predator has grown into the largest Exclusive Hummer Accessory manufacturer in the world. Our corporate headquarters, based in San Diego California, offer not only top quality Hummer accessories but a research and development department, custom manufacturing/welding and a Full Service Center to meet any customers Hummer H1,H2, H3 and HMMWV needs. We pride ourselves on a job well done, which has been shown over and over through our customer’s testimonials. Predator Motorsports, Inc. is recognized as the progressive leader in high quality products and services. As a progressive leader in this industry we are able to meet the needs of any Hummer owner and US Military organization by providing a committed customer service team and a high standard of excellence. Created to meet the needs of any passionate off-roader, Predator products are built with the consumer in mind. All of our products must meet rigorous demands and testing in order to wear our name. We pride ourselves on product quality and customer satisfaction making sure that only the best products leave our facility. We not only sell a product, we sell a product backed by thousands of hours of testing and a name, Predator Motorsports, that can’t be forged by any competitor.
Predator Motorsports is proud to support the continued efforts of all the branches of the United States Military. Our support continues with the development of new performance and accessory lines to better serve the United Stated Military. Predator Motorsports, Inc. is pleased to know that through our continued actions, “Made in the USA,” is not just a tagline, but a means for knowing that only the best is good enough.
Predator Motorsports, Inc. was started by Ryan twelve years ago, following in the footsteps of his forefathers by creating and developing a strong company that serves the needs of our Customers, Military Personnel, and the Hummer Community.
Ryan Wilson was born into a long lineage of Military and Government contractors and political figures. In the 18th Century, his family from his mother’s side left Berlin for South Africa. Later a distant relative Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger became the president of South Africa. Years later on the outbreak of World War 2 his grandfather Willard Carl Kruger led a key role for the war as a government contractor. Willard began work on a secret project with his close personal friend J. Robert Oppenheimer called the Manhattan Project. His father’s side immigrated from England and was part of both World Wars as well as the Vietnam War. Weeks after 9/11 Predator was contracted to develop extended range system for HMMWV’s leading the war in Baghdad. Within hours prototype systems were developed and sent out for approval resulting in thousands of units being implemented for our armed forces.
Today, Predator Motorsports, Inc. boasts locations worldwide with extensive work in both the commercial and military market segments. Ryan resides in San Diego with his wife and three children. An avid outdoorsman and thrill seeker, he is constantly chasing the next thrill, including Scuba Diving, Blue Water Spear Fishing 100 miles off shore, live fire testing with several of his special forces friends or surfing 15’ North Shore waves. Whether the challenge is to create a cost effective braking solution for the military or finding the nerve to go shark diving off the California coast, he is up for it.
Dan Wilson went to work full time as a partner at Predator in 2001 after quitting his long run as a Test Pilot for top secret government jets. Dan began flying in the Navy during the Vietnam War. After the service, he joined McDonald Douglas’s Apache Attack Helicopter Program. At the end of the test phase, Dan was one of two pilots that walked away alive out of a group of 6 highly-skilled pilots that went into the program. He then went to work for some of the largest aviation defense contractors in the industry as a test pilot. As a graduate of Pepperdine University, he received his bachelor’s degree in Aviation and currently holds FAA licenses as an Airline Transport Pilot, and an Instructor Pilot for single and multiengine airplane rating, instrument rating, Rotorcraft Helicopter and a Mechanics license, both Airframe and Power plant. His role at Predator includes wearing many hats with an emphasis on the mechanical operations and development of Mobile Force Protection Solutions. Additionally, he is one of the lead instructors on the Predator Tac-Ops Tactical Off-road Course for SOCOM.
Nyela Wilson – Human Resources, Accountant
A.K.A.- The Angry Accountant. Nyela’s role as controller is to manage the long term financial budgeting of Predator. She has two degrees through Cal State San Marcos and is continuing her education through additional programs. In her free time, Nyela enjoys scuba diving, playing the piano, playing softball, and challenging herself to try new things.
Garrett Juhler-Robbins - Sales Manager
Garrett moved up rankes quickly and has taken charge as the Sales manager. He works hard to keep those smiling faces and orders coming our way. He knows whats coming in and out of Predator on a daily basis. He is into riding his dirt bikes out in the California Desert. We just need to find a big enough helmet to keep him from hurting himself!
Jeff Orr is an avid off-roader and family man. Married with 4 children, Jeff has grown up in the Southern California Off-road Industry and is typically found in some remote desert with his family, if we’re not running a Tac-Ops Off-road Course for SOCOM. Before coming to Predator, Jeff ran his family’s business called WORR Game Products, which was the industry leader in high-end Paint Ball Guns until it was bought out by K2. Jeff runs his personal Predator Duramax Conversion H1 Wagon for all of his off-roading, including for the Tac-Ops Course. He has the power turned up on his H1 to around 650hp and over 1200ft/lbs of torque.
Jaap VanRyn – Tac-Ops Instructor, Engineer
Jaap grew up on the east coast off-roading in the back-woods of South Carolina. As an Aerospace Engineer by trade, Jaap is very technically oriented. He adds a unique approach to our Tactical Off-road Course by giving specific details such as calculating payloads, breakover angles, pulling mass and navigation in an easy to understand format that non-engineers can understand. His experience as a technical off-road instructor is unmatched. We are always amazed at the technical knowledge Jaap adds to the Tac-Ops Course. Additionally, Jaap is our lead engineer at Predator Motorsports, Inc. When our SOCOM course is not running, he is typically buried in R&D Data on the latest projects. Jaap is married with two kids and an avid shooter and gun collector. When he has an extra few hours you can find him out shooting at the range.
Omarie Dukie – Military and Government Liaison/Support Instructor
Francisco “Chito” Bernal – Technician
Chito is the life of the party here at Predator. He is actively involved in all aspects of Hummer Service, Conversions and Off-roading. His claim to fame is he can remove a Hummer body in 2.5 hours and will out eat anyone when it comes to Pizza! Chito recently got married and has a daughter on the way. We at Predator can’t wait for the new addition to the Predator Family! When weekends come, Chito is usually found in the mountains riding his street bike or out in the desert off-roading one of the Hummers or his dirt bike. Chito is often quiet, but is highly-skilled when it comes to off-roading. Never underestimate his abilities when running a Hummer through a tight pass!
Frisky has done just about everything in his career and done it well. He is extremely reliable and we consider him to be Predator’s “go-to-guy”. He always has an answer and will surprise you with his talents. When we get backed up in Manufacturing, we can call on Frisky to run the CNC Mill or fabricate a run of Turret Gear Boxes. When weekends come, Frisky is off racing boats, cars, desert race trucks or his dirt bike.
Josh Leger -Research and Development Fabricator
As the Research and Development Fabricator, Josh’s skill and expertise are invaluable to Predator. He is always looking to better improve designs and create new products to give our customers the custom design they desire. Josh became part of the Predator family shortly after graduating from Wyotech. He continues to improve his skills and knowledge through continuing education. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding and drifting. Josh feels that he was “born to work here” and we are glad to have him.
Eric runs our Fabrication and Manufacturing department. Eric’s attention to detail is unmatched. Every weld leaving Predator is scrutinized by Eric to ensure a perfect “scalloped” bead every time. If you’re a perfectionist, like we are, then you want Eric building your Hummer parts. Eric is a dedicated off-roader. He is typically off-roading the back roads and deserts of Southern California in his Jeep. He doesn’t get much sympathy from us for driving a jeep, but at least he is out off-roading. Eric is currently working on a “King of the Hammers” race Hummer idea, in which he is trying to convince Predator to enter and race a Hummer in one of the world’s most grueling off-road races. Sponsorship is always welcome!