Leadership

General Manager

Doug Minix

Doug Minix brings to ARBOC nearly three decades of operational and general management experience. In his role as General Manager, Doug is responsible for all aspects of the business including strategy development and deployment, sales and customer service, operations, engineering, and finance. Prior to this role, Doug served at Tenneco for over 16 years and held the position of Executive Director of Operations. He also held numerous leadership roles in operations at several other companies, including the medical device and recreational vehicle supply space. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science in Public and Environment Affairs and MBA, both from Indiana University. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt Champion and Lean Practitioner in the Toyota Production System. Doug currently serves as an active board member of the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County.

VP of Sales & Marketing

Kim Yoder

Kim Yoder is an industry professional with two decades of sales experience in transit bus manufacturing. She joined ARBOC in 2013 and, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is currently responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams. Prior to this role, Kim served as National Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager. Preceding ARBOC, she filled various sales positions at StarTrans Bus and Green Alternative Systems. Kim is Chair of Mid-Size Bus Manufacturers Association (MSBMA).

VP of Service

Chris Ward

Chris Ward brings to ARBOC 15 years of customer service, sales, and engineering experience. As Vice President of Service, he oversees parts and service, technical service, quality assurance, and government reporting including DBE & NHSTA.

VP of Manufacturing

Blain Hite

Blain Hite is a seasoned manufacturing and engineering veteran with nearly three decades of experience in the design and development of hardware, recreational vehicles, and buses. As Vice President of Manufacturing, he plays a key role in the vision and growth of ARBOC and its ongoing operations. Blain holds an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

VP of Finance

Mike Skibbe

Mike Skibbe is a veteran finance professional with over four decades of experience leading accounting and finance functions for manufacturing organizations. As Vice President of Finance, he oversees accounting, budgeting, costing, compliance, and cash management. Prior to ARBOC, he worked as a controller for Coachmen Recreational Vehicles and Georgie Boy Manufacturing, LLC. Mike earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Controller

Helen Krizman

After passing the CPA Exam and performing auditing at Big Eight accounting firms, Helen embarked on a corporate financial career spending over 30 years in the Bus, RV, and Ambulance industries. At ARBOC she performs accounting, budgeting, managerial accounting, internal control matrix design, cash management and finance support. Helen is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

Vice President of Engineering

Barry Hines

Barry Hines brings to ARBOC over three decades of general and engineering leadership in the medium- and heavy-duty bus manufacturing industries. He joined ARBOC in 2014 and leads the engineering group as Vice President of Engineering. Barry provides leadership and direction to ARBOC’s product development and engineering support programs which include bus development, option design service support, and quality improvement programs. Prior to ARBOC, Barry filled various leadership roles at Ameritrans Bus, Blue Bird Body Company, Eldorado National, Orion Bus, and Transportation Manufacturing Company. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Director of Human Resources

Lisa Pratt

Lisa Pratt is a human resources expert with nearly a decade of experience. Lisa joined ARBOC’s accounting team in 2011 and quickly moved to her current role as Director of Human Resources, responsible for employee relations, benefits administration, and recruitment. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy (BSA) and is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).