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.
Sales & Marketing, Vice President
Kim Yoder is an industry professional with two decades of sales experience in transit bus manufacturing. She joined ARBOC in 2013 and, as Sales & Marketing, Vice President, 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.
Blain Hite is a seasoned manufacturing and engineering veteran with three decades of experience in the design and development of hardware, recreational vehicles, and buses. He joined ARBOC in 2005 and, as Director, 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.
Helen Krizman is a corporate financial professional with over three decades in the bus, RV, and ambulance industries. She joined ARBOC in 2019, after passing the CPA Exam and performing auditing at Big Eight accounting firms, Helen will perform accounting, budgeting, managerial accounting, internal control matrix design, cash management and finance support. Helen is a graduate of Western Michigan University.
Director, Quality Assurance & Service
Greg Kunze, a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, is a manufacturing veteran with over two decades of quality and service leadership experience. He joined ARBOC in 2020 and, as Director, Quality Assurance & Service, he oversees quality control and the day-to-day operations of our service department. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Purdue University.
Director, Human Resources
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, 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).
Beau Bulter brings to ARBOC a decade of leadership experience in the transit bus manufacturing industry. He has a high level of experience with Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement management, and standardizing and sustaining production processes. As OpEx Manager and a certified Lean Greenbelt Champion, he will oversee the implementation of the 5S program throughout the ARBOC facility. Beau holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology with a Minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University.
Philip Wiltshire brings to ARBOC over three decades of engineering experience. As Director, Engineering, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all divisions of ARBOC’s engineering product development and engineering support programs. This includes bus development, option design, service support, and quality improvement programs. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Hertfordshire College in the UK.
Chief Engineer - Mid-Size Bus Platform
Barry Hines brings to ARBOC over three decades of general management and engineering leadership in the medium- and heavy-duty bus manufacturing industries. He joined ARBOC in 2014 and leads the medium-size duty engineering group as Chief Engineer - Mid-Size Bus Platform. Barry provides leadership and direction to ARBOC’s product development testing, vehicle compliance and service support 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.
Chief Engineer - Cutaway Platform
Edward (Ed) Hiar is a seasoned engineering professional with over two decades of engineering experience. Ed joined ARBOC in 2020 as Chief Engineer – Cutaway Platform, and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ARBOC’s cutaway bus product development and engineering support programs. Ed is a PMI Certified Professional Project Manager (PMP), holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University, an Executive Leadership MBA from Seattle University, and is a United States Marine Corps Veteran.