We have a long-standing heritage of commitment to excellence, leadership and innovation. These are attributes that have served us well through more than 65 years of growth, and will continue to serve us in the future in our ongoing development of more effective and efficient ways to help feed a hungry world.
Victor A. Mancinelli
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – CTB, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer – Cabinplant A/SThomas W. Brackett
Vice President, Marketing – CTB, Inc.Lynn Caruso-Stueck
General Manager – Ironwood Plastics, Inc.Randy Eveler
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – CTB, Inc.Lisa Gee
Vice President of Human Resources – CTB, Inc.John Grecco
Vice President and General Manager – PigTek AmericasRobert Janek
Vice President and Chief Information Officer – CTB, Inc.Michael J. Kissane
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary – CTB, Inc.Will Mabee
Vice President Global Credit & Risk Management – CTB, Inc.Kristin L. Mason
Vice President and Corporate Controller – CTB, Inc.Jeff Miller
Vice President and General Manager – Chore-Time GroupMarc Plastow
Vice President of Business Development – CTB, Inc.Don Sjolin
Vice President and General Manager – Brock Grain SystemsVernon Smith
Chief Executive Officer – CAT SquaredPaul Smits
Managing Director – Fancom B.V.Jack Stambaugh
Chief Marketing Officer – CTB, Inc. Gino Van Landuyt
Managing Director – Roxell bvba
Victor A. Mancinelli
Victor A. Mancinelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – CTB, Inc.
Victor A. Mancinelli is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CTB, Inc., assuming that role in 2014. He originally joined the company in 1999 as the President and Chief Executive Officer.
During his tenure with the company, Mancinelli has overseen significant growth, from $233 million in annual sales to now over $1 billion.
Prior to joining CTB, Inc., Mancinelli was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a major construction equipment manufacturer. He also held a variety of senior management positions with multi-site global businesses, including 15 years with a leading industrial engine company.
Mancinelli holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his MBA from Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana.
Ralf Astrup, Chief Executive Officer – Cabinplant A/S
Ralf Astrup is Chief Executive Officer for the Cabinplant A/S business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined CTB in 2016 when Cabinplant was acquired.
Astrup has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cabinplant since 2001 and is a co-owner of the company. Before Cabinplant, he spent five years as a business consultant for major technology and industrial automation companies.
Astrup holds a master’s degree in engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark.
Thomas W. Brackett
Thomas W. Brackett, Vice President, Marketing – CTB, Inc.
Thomas W. Brackett is Vice President, Marketing for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2005.
In his current role, Brackett provides marketing strategies and opportunities support to many of the CTB business units. He also serves as General Manager for Shore Measuring Systems and handles special projects.
Brackett has held several senior management positions within CTB and its individual business units, including Chief Marketing Officer, and Vice President and General Manager.
Prior to CTB, Brackett built many years of senior management experience in the meat processing and agricultural production industries. Today, he has nearly 60 years of experience in sales and marketing.
Brackett studied sales and marketing at both Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana, and the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. In his spare time, he collects classic guitars and classic automobiles, is an avid student of medieval history and the American Civil War, and plays bass guitar in his church band.
Lynn Caruso-Stueck, General Manager – Ironwood Plastics, Inc.
Lynn Caruso-Stueck is General Manager of CTB’s Ironwood Plastics, Inc. business unit. She joined Ironwood Plastics in 1994 and CTB in 2010 when Ironwood Plastics was acquired.
As the General Manager of Ironwood Plastics since 2018, Caruso-Stueck provides strategic leadership, financial management, operations management and performance management, as well as driving business development. Other roles in which she has served at the company include Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Sales Engineer, Project Manager, Plant Manager and Director of Operations.
Caruso-Stueck holds an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Gogebic Community College, in Ironwood, Michigan, and has studied management and leadership at the Wisconsin School of Business, in Madison, Wisconsin. She’s a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Caruso-Stueck currently serves as treasurer for Section #1206 of the ASQ chapter based in Appleton, Wisconsin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for multiple organizations, including the Salvation Army and the local historical society.
Randy Eveler, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – CTB, Inc.
Randy Eveler is a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CTB, Inc. Joining the company in 1998 as CTB Division Controller, he soon was named Vice President and Corporate Controller, holding those positions until 2007.
As part of CTB’s growth strategy, the company has completed one acquisition per year, on average, since 1998, with Eveler leading integration efforts. His other responsibilities include financial planning and analysis, reporting, tax compliance, credit and collections, general accounting and risk management.
Before CTB, Eveler was a Finance Manager for a contract packaging firm as well as an Audit Manager for a major accounting services firm.
Eveler has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana. He’s a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Lisa Gee, Vice President of Human Resources – CTB, Inc.
Lisa Gee is the Vice President of Human Resources for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2015.
Gee serves as an internal consultant to and partner with the executive team driving strategic human resources initiatives that impact and support organizational goals. Her specialties include benefits management, coaching and leadership management, employee engagement, human resources information systems (HRIS) implementation, talent management and labor relations.
Gee originally joined CTB as Director of Human Resources before accepting her current role. Prior to CTB, she built nearly 15 years of experience in human resources and management, including several years in human resource leadership for a leading manufacturer of fire fighting equipment. She has been the music director at her church since 2006 and has been a medical missions volunteer for several relief projects.
Gee holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, in Bloomington, Indiana, and earned her MBA from the same school in 2005.
John Grecco, Vice President and General Manager – PigTek Americas
John Grecco is Vice President and General Manager for the PigTek Americas business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2014.
In this position, Grecco is responsible for the comprehensive products and services provided to the pig industry within North America, South America and Southeast Asia. He oversees product and sales development, personnel development, financial performance and corporate compliance, materials and operations management, and sales channel management.
Prior to joining CTB, Grecco served for 17 years as the Director of Sales/Business Unit Manager for an industrial rubber products company, as well as six years as the President and CEO of a millwork products company. Overall, he has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, sales management and company leadership, earning several supplier recognition awards along the way from globally influential companies.
Grecco earned his bachelor’s degree in administration with a concentration in marketing from Indiana University, in South Bend, Indiana. He also received his MBA from Indiana University, South Bend, in 1991.
Robert Janek, Vice President and Chief Information Officer – CTB, Inc.
Robert (Rob) Janek is a Vice President and the Chief Information Officer for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2019.
As chief information officer, Janek is tasked with investigating the latest technologies in communication, data analyses and machine automation, and systematically applying these technologies within the CTB business units.
Janek has spent 25 years managing information technology, software development, quality assurance, project management and customer technical support. He also has extensive experience leading the development of large, integrated software solutions in the telecommunications and computer industries.
He most recently served as Director of IT for a large telecom company, implementing projects in the pursuit of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence and cloud architecture.
Janek holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with “bronze tablet” honors for being in the top one percent of all University of Illinois engineers. He earned his MBA from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006. In his spare time, Janek has coached youth soccer.
Michael J. Kissane
Michael J. Kissane, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary – CTB, Inc.
Michael J. Kissane is a Vice President and the General Counsel and Secretary for CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 1992, serving in these roles since that time.
As chief legal officer, Kissane oversees all of CTB’s legal affairs, both domestic and international, including claims and litigation, contracts and commercial transactions, acquisitions, labor and employment, intellectual property and compliance. He also manages all legal services provided to the company and advises CTB’s management team on legal matters.
Kissane has been a practicing attorney since 1982. He currently serves on several boards, including Kosciusko Community Hospital, Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation and Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council. Also, he’s a past board member for Cardinal Services, Kosciusko County United Way and Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund.
Kissane holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, in San Diego.
Will Mabee, Vice President Global Credit & Risk Management – CTB, Inc.
Will Mabee is Vice President of Global Credit and Risk Management for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 1998.
In this role, Mabee is responsible for risk assessment and compliance for customer vetting, as well as overseeing the corporate credit department and cash management.
Mabee originally joined the company as Financial Reporting Manager. He has also served as Corporate Controller as well as a Controller for several of the company’s business units. Before joining CTB, he gained more than 10 years of accounting and finance experience in state government, the orthopedic industry and as a public accountant. He also provided accounting and management services for a family business. He is currently a member of the Kosciusko County United Way finance committee.
Mabee received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1995. He is a past recipient of CTB’s High Performer Award. He enjoys spending time with family and friends at Lake Wawasee.
Kristin L. Mason
Kristin L. Mason, Vice President and Corporate Controller – CTB, Inc.
Kristin L. Mason is Vice President and Corporate Controller for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2016.
Mason’s responsibilities include the preparation of consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports/disclosures, preparation and management of the annual budget and strategic plan, and the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. She also handles the integration of acquired companies into CTB processes and reporting.
Mason first joined CTB as the Director of Financial & Operational Analysis before assuming her current role in 2018. Before CTB, she spent four years as an auditor for a multinational public accounting firm and 14 years in a variety of finance roles for publicly traded orthopedic device companies. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw, Indiana.
Mason earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Butler University, in Indianapolis. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, jogging, and spending time with family and friends.
Jeff Miller, Vice President and General Manager – Chore-Time Group
Jeff Miller is Vice President and General Manager for the Chore-Time Group business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2005.
Miller is responsible for providing overall leadership and developing alignment between all functions of the Chore-Time business unit, including operations, innovations and sales-related processes. He drives strategic initiatives by managing their daily execution and works in partnership with Chore-Time’s global distribution network to best serve its customers.
Before this role, Miller served as Chore-Time’s Operations Manager, Controller, Egg Production Systems Controller, and Operations Manager for Chore-Time’s Decatur, Alabama, location. Prior to Chore-Time, he earned finance and operations/general management experience in the grain handling, fertilizer and poultry equipment industries.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Goshen College, in Goshen, Indiana. He enjoys spending time at the lake and working on DIY home improvement projects.
Marc Plastow, Vice President of Business Development – CTB, Inc.
Marc Plastow is Vice President of Business Development for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 1992.
Plastow’s responsibilities include identifying potential acquisitions, developing partnerships to improve the company’s market position and monitoring new technologies that could impact the business.
Before Plastow’s current role, he served the company as International Operations and Business Development Manager, International Business Unit General Manager for the Chore-Time and Brock business units, and in other accounting and finance positions. He also worked in manufacturing for Brock during two summers while pursuing his university degree.
Currently, he is also on the board for Asociación Viña, a religious nonprofit organization based in Sololá, Guatemala, that specializes in media production for indigenous language groups.
Plastow holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Taylor University, in Upland, Indiana. He is fluent in both Spanish and French and enjoys woodworking and cooking.
Don Sjolin, Vice President and General Manager – Brock Grain Systems
Don Sjolin is Vice President and General Manager for the Brock Grain Systems business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2018.
In this role, Sjolin is responsible for overseeing all administrative functions of the business, including leading and directing employees, developing and improving business initiatives, managing budgets, creating company policies and strategic plans, and communicating business goals.
Before joining Brock Grain Systems, Sjolin spent 17 years in executive management, primarily within the oil & gas construction, commercial vehicle manufacturing, electronics manufacturing and aerospace manufacturing industries.
Sjolin earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, in Lafayette, Indiana. During his tenure at Purdue, he was awarded the Kurt-Soloman Engineering Design Award as well as the R.J. Hartly Sherwood Ingenuity Design Award. In 1997, he earned his MBA from the University of Illinois, in Chicago. In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder.
Vernon Smith, Chief Executive Officer – CAT Squared
Vernon Smith is Chief Executive Officer of the CAT Squared business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined CTB in 2018 when CAT Squared was acquired.
Smith was a founding member of CAT Squared in 1996, first acting as a Senior Manager, and then becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
Smith earned undergraduate degrees in business economics and computer science from the University of Port Elizabeth, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, as well as earning his master’s degree in computer science from the same university in 1993. He enjoys cooking, grilling, adventure travel, snowboarding, cycling, kitesurfing and is a wine and microbrew enthusiast.
Paul Smits, Managing Director – Fancom B.V.
Paul Smits is the Managing Director for the Fancom B.V. business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined Fancom in 1995 and became part of CTB when the company was acquired in 1997.
In his current role, Smits is responsible for overseeing innovation, sales, manufacturing and service of the Fancom business unit’s wide array of pig and poultry farming solutions.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of Fancom, Smits held a number of positions with CTB business units, including Innovation & Marketing Manager for Fancom, Engineering Manager for Fancom and Commercial Director for PigTek Europe GmbH. In 2010, he was awarded membership in the Order of Orange-Nassau for services to the community – a royal award by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Smits holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in Enschende, Netherlands. In his spare time, he is an active member of his local Lions Club in Venlo, Netherlands, and enjoys playing golf.
Jack Stambaugh, Chief Marketing Officer – CTB, Inc.
Jack Stambaugh is the Chief Marketing Officer for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2018.
Stambaugh is responsible for leading all marketing activities and sales optimization for CTB’s business units, as well as providing strategic direction for Ironwood Plastics and Laake.
Stambaugh has an extensive background in sales, marketing, product development, business development and general management in several companies. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager of a composites business serving the RV Industry. In addition to the composites business, Stambaugh draws from experience from several other industries, including document management solutions, cash handling equipment and energy services solutions, as well as food and beverage products.
Stambaugh holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and he received his MBA from Keller Graduate School for Management in Chicago. He also received an Executive Scholar Certificate in Leadership from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in Chicago.
Gino Van Landuyt
Gino Van Landuyt, Managing Director – Roxell bvba
Gino Van Landuyt is the Managing Director for the Roxell bvba business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2003.
In this role, Van Landuyt is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Roxell’s business, including sales, strategic direction, innovation, manufacturing and service. Furthermore, he serves as Executive Vice President for the Serupa business unit.
Before assuming this position, Van Landuyt served as Supply Chain Manager for Roxell. Beyond CTB, he has more than 15 years of experience in supply chain management and general management for companies in the automotive, industrial filtration and agricultural industries.
Van Landuyt holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ghent University, in Ghent, Belgium, and a master’s degree in Management Science from the University of Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium. He’s also certified in production and inventory management through the APICS association.