MBW Inc Announces Jim Van Beek as New COO

MBW recently announced that Jim Van Beek will be returning to MBW after 15 years and stepping into the COO role. Since his time at MBW, Jim has enjoyed a successful and impressive career at Saelens Corp. In 2007, he took on the role of Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Sales & Quality in 2009. In 2013, he was promoted to VP/COO. During his time at Saelens Corp, the organization grew to 165 employees and added a 2nd location. They became ISO-IATF certified and were known for their innovative development of automated manufacturing solutions.

Jim has a BS degree in MFG Engineering and Masters in Business Leadership. The company feels he is an excellent fit for them. They also feel that MBW is fortunate to have him taking this leadership role. He will participate in setting the vision, managing leadership and directing future next steps on MBW’s journey.

About MBW Inc.

MBW of Slinger, Wisconsin, began operations over 50 years ago with its introduction of a lower maintenance vibratory plate compactor. Today, the company’s product line encompasses a full line of soil compaction products. They also have equipment for mixing, vibrating, screeding, finishing and slip forming of concrete, in addition to a number of specialty products for construction applications. All the company’s products have once mission in mind when designed and manufactured. That mission is to advance the state-of-the-art in product design while providing reliable and reasonable relationships with its customers.

MBW’s passion to innovate may be most readily apparent in its product line. But it’s MBW’s innovative approach to running its business coupled with ongoing investment in engineering, production and data processing technology that has enabled MBW to operate with world class efficiency. MBW’s plant is state-of-the-art. The heart of MBW’s production facility is a battery of CNC metal working machinery. Microsoft Windows XP workstations with SolidWorks software link manufacturing and engineering departments. MBW also utilizes MAPICS XA software on an IBM iSeries for accounting and inventory control which includes an unparalleled MRP (Material Requirements Planning) package. MBW has received national attention in computer industry trade publications as an American manufacturer on the cutting edge of computer related manufacturing methodologies. On the financial front, MBW’s innovative business approach resulted in a national test case which allowed for the application of LIFO inventory valuation methods to a manufacturing environment.

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