Meet our staff

Drive Shafts, Inc. has been a fixture in Tulsa, OK for over 35 years owned by Rick and Rita Whitehead. Since 1977, Drive Shafts, Inc. has specialized in designing and building custom driveshafts for major industries across the United States and overseas. All custom driveshafts are built with the highest quality parts and have been produced for industry leaders in construction equipment, paper processing, food processing, material handling, transportation, energy systems, truck body, agriculture, steel mills, bottling and marine.

In addition to custom orders, Drive Shafts, Inc. also repairs and balances all types of drive shafts. Using advanced technology machines, repairs can be done for all sizes of pick-up and vans, automotive and racecar needs, PTO and steering shafts, industrial and agricultural shafts, front wheel drive, heavy duty, 4-wheel drive and axle shafts.


Ryan Whitehead has grown up in the driveline business. When he was a teen, he started working on small tasks around the shop and worked hard to learn everything he could about driveline manufacturing. Since taking a full time job with Drive Shafts Inc, this family-owned and operated business has only grown stronger. Ryan strives to deliver quality service and products for each and every customer.

Ryan specializes in helping customers with every detail of drive shaft repair, customization, and design implementation. He can help you and your business with multiple drive shaft orders in a timely manner without compromising on quality. With his vast knowledge of driveline parts and services, he looks forward to helping you identify your needs and finding a solution for your next drive shaft project.


Since 2004, Kyle Smith has become an integral part of the Drive Shafts, Inc. family. He has worked his way up from an entry level shop helper to one of our top sales men and the shop manager. His ability to perform the most technical driveline work and his willingness to go the extra mile to help out our customers, is only a part of what makes him so vital to our team. Kyle has proven to be a huge asset in the manufacturing of parts for our large paper mill industry customers while building quality relationships with our automotive industry clientele.

DSI is proud to have Kyle as a member of the staff and look forward to his continued growth within the company for years to come.