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.
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.
Vice President and General Counsel – CTB, Inc.Ryan DeSmith
Vice President of Global Taxation – CTB, Inc.Robert Janek
Vice President and Chief Information Officer – CTB, Inc.Michael J. Kissane
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – CTB, Inc.Will Mabee
Vice President Global Credit & Risk Management – CTB, Inc.Nicole LaFollette
Vice President and Corporate Controller – CTB, Inc.Marc Plastow
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - CTB, Inc.John V. Stambaugh
Chief Marketing Officer – CTB, Inc.
Elizabeth Beck, Vice President and General Counsel – CTB, Inc.
Elizabeth Beck is a Vice President and the General Counsel for CTB, Inc. She joined the company in 2010 as Staff Attorney, was promoted to Associate General Counsel in 2013 and to her current role early in 2021.
As the company’s General Counsel, Beck oversees all of CTB’s legal affairs, both domestic and international. She also manages all external legal services provided to the company and advises CTB’s management team on legal matters.
Beck has been a licensed attorney since 2007 and is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Indiana State Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan. She is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Michigan.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, Michigan, and she received her Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.
Ryan DeSmith, Vice President of Global Taxation – CTB, Inc.
Ryan DeSmith is Vice President of Global Taxation for CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2017.
DeSmith oversees the tax compliance and planning processes for the CTB family of companies. His responsibilities also include administration of some employee benefit plans.
DeSmith first joined CTB as Tax Senior. He was eventually promoted to Tax Manager and then Senior Manager of Global Tax and Shared Services. He has previous experience in tax controversy, compliance, and planning.
In his spare time, DeSmith volunteers as the treasurer for the Mishawaka (Indiana) Food Pantry. He also enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
A graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, DeSmith has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – CTB, Inc.
Michael J. Kissane is the Executive Vice President and the Chief Administrative Officer for CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 1992 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
As Chief Administrative Officer, Kissane oversees CTB’s legal, human resources, transportation, people development and recruiting functions. He is also involved in the execution of corporate policies and initiatives.
Kissane has been a practicing attorney since 1982 and is licensed in both Indiana and California. He currently serves on several boards, including Kosciusko Community Hospital, Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation, Kosciusko Community 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.
Nicole LaFollette, Vice President and Corporate Controller – CTB, Inc.
Nicole LaFollette is Vice President and Corporate Controller for CTB, Inc. She joined the company in 2019.
In this role, LaFollette prepares consolidated financial statements and disclosures, as well as the annual budget and strategic plan. She also implements new accounting pronouncements and oversees the integration of acquired companies into CTB’s processes and reporting.
Prior to her current position, LaFollette worked as Financial Reporting Manager for CTB. She has additional experience in senior finance positions for global manufacturers and publicly listed companies.
LaFollette earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2011. Outside of work, her hobbies include camping, travelling, gardening and fitness. She also volunteers as a teacher in the kid’s ministry preschool program at her church.
Marc Plastow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – CTB, Inc.
Marc Plastow is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 1992.
Plastow oversees financial planning and analysis, reporting, tax compliance, credit and collections, general accounting and risk management, as well as integration of the financial functions of new acquisitions.
Before Plastow’s current role, he served the company in the roles of Vice President of Business Development, overseeing merger and acquisition activities for the company, Business Unit Manager for the former Chore-Time Brock International unit, International Operations and Business Development Manager, 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, and CPA certification. He is fluent in both Spanish and French and his hobbies include woodworking and cooking.
John V. Stambaugh
John V. Stambaugh, Chief Marketing Officer – CTB, Inc.
John V. (Jack) Stambaugh is the Chief Marketing Officer for CTB, Inc., joining the company in 2018. In 2021, he was also named Vice President and General Manager for CTB’s Brock Grain Systems business unit.
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 spanning several industries. Prior to joining CTB, he served as vice president and general manager of a composites manufacturer supplying the recreational vehicle industry. In addition, Stambaugh draws experience from several other companies, 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.
Business Unit Management
Vice President and General Manager – Brock Grain SystemsLars Ryholl
Managing Director – Cabinplant A/SVernon Smith
Chief Executive Officer – CAT SquaredTina Streit
Vice President and General Manager – Chore-Time GroupErik Centen
Managing Director – Instruments and Controls GroupJoost Weel
Managing Director – MeynGreg Bodak
Vice President and General Manager – PigTekGino Van Landuyt
Managing Director – Roxell bvba
John V. Stambaugh
John V. Stambaugh, Vice President and General Manager – Brock Grain Systems
John V. (Jack) Stambaugh is Vice President and General Manager for Brock Grain Systems. He joined CTB, Inc., in 2018 as the Chief Marketing Officer and continues to retain some of those corporate responsibilities.
In this role, Stambaugh is responsible for overseeing all administrative functions of the Brock business unit, including leading and directing employees, developing and improving business initiatives, managing budgets, creating company policies and strategic plans, and communicating business goals.
Stambaugh has an extensive background in sales, marketing, product development, business development and general management spanning several industries. Prior to joining CTB, he served as vice president and general manager of a composites manufacturer supplying the recreational vehicle industry. In addition, Stambaugh draws experience from several other companies, including document management solutions, cash handling equipment and energy services solutions, as well as food and beverage products.
He 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. Stambaugh also received an Executive Scholar Certificate in Leadership from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in Chicago.
Lars Ryholl, Managing Director – Cabinplant A/S
Lars Ryholl is Managing Director for the Cabinplant A/S business unit of CTB, Inc. In this role he oversees all functions of Cabinplant and takes responsibility of the company’s strategic business goals.
Ryholl joined the company in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, a position in which he helped significantly improve delivery time, while also contributing to Cabinplant’s record-breaking production years before he was promoted to his current position in 2021. He has additional experience in numerous executive-level positions for various manufacturers and has served on multiple boards.
In addition to his extensive experience, Ryholl has an executive master’s degree in change leadership and is a certified executive coach. His hobbies include hunting, running, surfing and home renovation. His native language is Danish, but he also speaks English and German.
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.
Tina Streit, Vice President and General Manager – Chore-Time Group
Tina Streit is Vice President and General Manager for Chore-Time. She joined the company in 2005.
Streit is responsible for overall global management of the Chore-Time business unit, including operations, engineering, sales and service. She leads the management team in developing and driving key strategic initiatives. She also partners with Chore-Time’s distribution network to best serve global customers.
Streit originally joined CTB as Controller, serving the Value-Added Processing Manufacturing Group, Ironwood Plastics, PigTek and finally the Chore-Time business unit. She also held the position of Interim Regional Sales Manager for Latin America Sales for Chore-Time.
A graduate from Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, Streit has a Master of Accountancy degree. She worked for a top 10 public accounting firm for eight years prior to joining CTB. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and piano, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Erik Centen, Managing Director – Instruments and Controls Group
Erik Centen is the Managing Director for the Instruments and Controls Group (ICG) business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined the company in 2018.
Centen previously led the financial operations for ICG as well as overseeing its IT team. Before joining CTB, he worked 18 years for one of the world’s largest dairy companies where he had progressively greater responsibility culminating in management of that company’s supply chain.
His education includes a combination of economics concentration and financial controlling from Wageningen University in Wageningen and Fontys in Eindhoven, both in the Netherlands.
Joost Weel, Managing Director – Meyn
Joost Weel is the Managing Director for the Meyn business unit of CTB, Inc. He joined Meyn in 2011, and Meyn was subsequently acquired by CTB in 2012.
In his position, Weel is responsible for providing overall management for Meyn globally, leading the board of directors, informing stakeholders, setting and achieving strategic goals, and creating awareness and alignment between business units.
Weel began his career in public accounting with a leading global firm. He originally joined Meyn as Group Controller and was eventually named Chief Financial Officer.
Weel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hogeschool Inholland in Alkmaar, The Netherlands; a post-bachelor’s degree in business economics from Hogeschool Inholland and Nyenrode Business University in Diemen, The Netherlands; and a master’s degree in accounting and control from Free University in Amsterdam.
Greg Bodak, Vice President and General Manager — PigTek
Greg Bodak is Vice President and General Manager for PigTek. He joined the company in 2020.
In this role, Bodak oversees all aspects of the PigTek business unit and is responsible for worldwide growth. Prior to joining CTB, he gained more than 20 years of executive experience in the manufacturing and supply chain industries with an extensive background in sales, product development and operations for global companies.
Bodak is a native of Poland but moved to the United States as a teenager. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago and is a Certified Master Black Belt in Lean operations. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, biking and photography.
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.