Jim Bult founded MBI in 1980 with 1 tractor and himself as the driver. With a dedication to constant improvements in equipment specification and customer service Mr. Bult has grown the Company to its current size of over 1300 tractors. Mr. Bult has served as CEO throughout the history of MBI and still remains involved in daily operations.
Tony Schmidt began his career in the transportation industry over 30 years ago in the maintenance side of the business. He joined MBI in 1995 when the company had only 37 tractors. Mr. Schmidt became General Manager in 1998 and was named President of MBI in 2007. He also serves on the board of the Illinois Trucking Association.
Jim Murphy joined MBI in August 2012 as Chief Financial Officer after spending more than 17 years in the transportation industry in various accounting and financial roles. Mr. Murphy was most recently an area controller for a national company.
David Huitsing came to MBI in June 2002 and joined the Management team in August 2005. He has strong background in metal fabrication and has served in the transportation industry for the past 15 years.
Jim Lanenga joined MBI in September 2007 after 30 years in the solid-waste industry working for two of the world’s largest waste companies. Mr. Lanenga spent the last 10 years managing numerous transfer stations in one of the largest metropolitan areas of the United States. Mr. Lanenga directs MBI’s efforts in the Western half of the United States.
Sam Werkema joined MBI in July 2010 as Corporate Safety Director. Mr. Werkema has over 25 years in the solid-waste industry working in the operations and safety departments for several large waste companies.