MBI  Management  Team

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James Bult | Founder & CEO
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.

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Tony Schmidt | President
Tony Schmidt began his career in the transportation industry over 45 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.

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Jim Murphy | CFO
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.

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David Huitsing | Area VP, East
David Huitsing came to MBI in June of 2002.  He joined our Management team in August of 2005.  He has a strong background in metal fabrication and has served in the transportation industry for the past 15 years.

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Jim Lanenga | Area VP, West
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.
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James Lanenga | Assistant VP
James Lanenga joined MBI in June of 2016 after 17 years in the solid-waste industry. James has held multiple roles in different market places including driver, sales, supervision, operations manager and implementing change management in a region support position.

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Shane Schmidt | Director of Maintenance
Shane joined MBI in July 2013. Mr. Schmidt has been in the transportation industry for over 16 years. He served the last 13 years as the director of maintenance for another waste transfer company.

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Robert J. Balkema | Corporate Safety Director

Robert Balkema joined the MBI team in August of 2016. He brings 13 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services industry, as well as 12 years of business ownership and management. Mr. Balkema is a graduate of Purdue University, with a B.S. in Management – Marketing.

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