At CSI, we believe our employees are our greatest resource. Browse our departments to meet our team members and find the right contact to help meet your need.

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Executive

  • Mark Cook

    CEO

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    Mark Cook

    CEO

    Mark Cook has been part of Central States Industrial since its inception in 1977, and he has officially worked at CSI since 1984, the year CSI moved to Springfield, Missouri. He has been Inventory Manager, Sales Manager, General Manager, President, and CEO during his time at CSI. Before working at CSI, he attended Missouri State University and worked for Dairy Farmers of America and Alfa Laval, where he gained valuable experience in the dairy and food industries.

    He said, “I enjoy my job due to unlimited opportunities and the great people who make up CSI.” 

  • Joe Reynolds

    President

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    Joe Reynolds

    President

    Joe Reynolds is a certified public accountant (CPA) who served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Central States Industrial for fifteen years. In 2015, Joe became CSI’s President. In his free time, he serves as a Board Member for City Utilities of Springfield and the Springfield Business Development Corporation.    

    “Joe and I share the same goals and vision for CSI,” said CEO Mark Cook. “Our focus is to increase customer satisfaction, maintain high employee morale, and achieve excellent financial results.”

  • Bryan Billmyer

    VP - Manufacturing

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    Bryan Billmyer

    VP - Manufacturing

    Bryan Billmyer, Vice President of Operations, joined Central States Industrial in 1995 as a Drafting Intern. He received his degree in Mechanical Design Technology with an emphasis in metals from Missouri State University. Three of Bryan's designs have been been issued US Patents. 

    He has held memberships in many organizations including: American Drafting and Design Association (ADDA), International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), The Association for Operations Management (APICS), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), specifically the Bio-Processing Equipment (BPE) Standards Committee. Bryan is currently the Chair of the Dimensions and Tolerances (DT) sub-committee, a member of Systems Design (SD) and Vice Chair of the Certification (CR) sub-committees. 

    Bryan said he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His personal hobbies include being an enthusiastic Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR racing fan, a casual golfer, and an apprentice woodworker. 

  • Michele Holt

    Director - Finance

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    Michele Holt

    Director - Finance

    Michele Holt has been Director of Finance for CSI since 2016. Before joining CSI, she spent 14 years as the Controller for Johnston Companies, an industrial supply distributor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University in 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1994.        

    “I like the work atmosphere at CSI.  It’s a larger company, yet everyone knows how to work together as a team,” she said.          

    Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  She grew up on a farm near Springfield and still enjoys Sunday 4-wheeler rides, gardening and spending time outdoors.

  • Beth Ipock

    Executive Strategist

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    Beth Ipock

    Executive Strategist

    Beth Ipock started at Central States when the company was still in its infancy, less than two decades old, as a Receptionist and Accounts Receivable in 1990. Two years later, she worked as Customer Service for Mechanical Contractors. She also held positions as Fabrication Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Training Manager, HR Manager, Customer Service Manager, Vice President of Support Systems, and most recently, Executive Strategist.

    She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and William Jewell College. She earned the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) and received her Training Certificate from Management Development Institute at Missouri State University.

  • Matthew McColgin

    Director - Business Development

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    Matthew McColgin

    Director - Business Development

    Matthew McColgin started at Central States Industrial as a Business Development Leader for Southern Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in 2013. He was promoted to sales leadership in 2015 and became the Director of Business Development in 2016.            

    Before joining CSI, Matthew had five years of experience in consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) sales. He was responsible for managing relationships with major food, grocery, and drug chains, with annual sales exceeding $50 million. Matthew attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, then attended Texas A&M University and earned an Engineering Masters in Industrial Distribution.        

    “I love CSI's family-focused and personal culture. Every role and every individual is highly valued, and the company goes above and beyond to give employees the opportunities for self-development and continuous learning," he said.     

Sales

  • Matthew McColgin

    Director - Business Development

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    Matthew McColgin

    Director - Business Development

    Matthew McColgin started at Central States Industrial as a Business Development Leader for Southern Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in 2013. He was promoted to sales leadership in 2015 and became the Director of Business Development in 2016.            

    Before joining CSI, Matthew had five years of experience in consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) sales. He was responsible for managing relationships with major food, grocery, and drug chains, with annual sales exceeding $50 million. Matthew attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, then attended Texas A&M University and earned an Engineering Masters in Industrial Distribution.        

    “I love CSI's family-focused and personal culture. Every role and every individual is highly valued, and the company goes above and beyond to give employees the opportunities for self-development and continuous learning," he said.     

  • Brendon Cummings

    Manager - Sales, East Region

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    Brendon Cummings

    Manager - Sales, East Region

    Brendon Cummings was a Business Development Leader servicing the Midwest for two years before he became the Manager of Sales in the East Region.  He attended Missouri State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales and Sales Management.            

    Brendon has spent over 20 years in professional B2B sales. Before that, he was a professional DJ and ice cream truck driver. He said, “I am not afraid of failure, and I have always endeavored to surround myself with good people and those smarter than me.” He said he enjoys the culture and the opportunity to work with some very talented people.

    One of his favorite quotes is: “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.” - John C. Maxwell

  • Natalee Kauffman

    Manager - Inside Sales

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    Natalee Kauffman

    Manager - Inside Sales

    Natalee Kauffman, Manager - Inside Sales, works with a world-class team specializing in sanitary solutions. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Truman State University and went on to help provide stainless steel components, engineered systems, and installation services for liquid processes in the growing markets of food, dairy, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical processing. Natalee was in Customer Service for two years before she transitioned to a leading role in Inside Sales. She played an essential role in building the new department from the ground up.

    She said, “I have the support of the best and brightest process engineers, designers, buyers, craftsman, customer service group, and project managers in the business.”

  • Adam Bruhn

    Business Development Leader - Texas

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    Adam Bruhn

    Business Development Leader - Texas

    Adam Bruhn has been a Business Development Leader since 2015. He attended Texas Christian University, University of North Texas, and University of Texas at Arlington. He is President of the ISPE South Central Chapter and a member of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and Master Brewers Association of Americas (MBAA).

    “My curiosity and desire to learn allow me to ask questions instead of trying to give answers my customers don't need. I am committed to understanding what the customer needs and how I can provide it,” he said.

    Adam said he has a beautiful wife and infant son who keep him happy and entertained. He is passionate about health and fitness and loves trying out new and challenging exercises.

    He said, “The culture at CSI would be hard to match anywhere else. The openness of communication, customer-focused drive for success, and the mindset of ‘continuous improvement’ make working at CSI extremely rewarding,” he said.      

  • Jason Burks

    Business Development Leader

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    Jason Burks

    Business Development Leader

    Jason Burks has been a Business Development Leader since 2017. He has worked in a variety of fields that have allowed him to recognize how to best serve a customer, regardless of the product or service being discussed. “I see this as a positive, because it means that my craft has grown disproportionately to my years of experience in any industry,” he said.

    Jason is married, with three kids. He’s the oldest of fourteen and plays classical piano and violin. He also enjoys writing science fiction, general prose, and poetry.    

    “CSI seems to be fully committed to recruiting and cultivating leaders in every applicable field to ensure the best outcome for the customer and a continuing position of leadership in the marketplace,” he said.           

  • Steve Campbell

    Inside/Outside Sales

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    Steve Campbell

    Inside/Outside Sales

    Steve Campbell has been in sales his whole life. His experience imparted a number of lessons onto him. He strives to be close to people better than him in some way, because it keeps him working toward greatness. 

    He attended Rose State College and then worked at Crouch Supply for 21 years before joining CSI in 2017 in Inside/Outside Sales. By taking on expansive responsibilities, Steve said he was able to gain a deeper understanding of sanitary processing equipment and its function in everyday use.

    He is an ordained minister with a love for Christmas. His favorite part of his job is “all of the smiles that you can hear over the phone and the peaceful atmosphere.”

  • Rusty Chadwell

    Business Development Leader

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    Rusty Chadwell

    Business Development Leader

    Rusty Chadwell graduated from Evangel University in 1996, where he played basketball and earned a degree in Criminology. He was told he was color-blind and would be unable to pursue a career as a state trooper, so he decided his future was in sales.

    Rusty began working at CSI in 2012, where he spends his time managing and providing service to CSI’s national accounts. He says he strives for continuous growth and aims to constantly learn and remain cognizant of new opportunities and ways to improve in all aspects of his life.

    His hobby is collecting land. Rusty currently owns 170 acres, commonly known as the Indian Ridge Hunt Club and Cattle Company, with 30 acres set aside for beef cattle. The remainder of the property is in a wildlife conservation program with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the USDA Timber Stand Management Program. 140 acres of the farm is woodland, with conservation food plots and water sources for wildlife.

    His favorite thing to do is to spend time with his two daughters, Mica age 14 and Abby age 11, who both attend Strafford High School. “I enjoy watching them grow to be wonderful young women and watching them play volleyball and basketball,” Rusty said.

  • Curtis Elkins

    Business Development Leader - High Purity

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    Curtis Elkins

    Business Development Leader - High Purity

    Curtis Elkins is a Business Development Leader servicing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He began working at CSI in 1997. He has extensive industry experience in high purity process equipment and components. Curtis works with existing clients and develops new relationships with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to solve process challenges through innovative process system designs. Curtis has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Central Missouri. He is a member of Midwest ISPE and serves on ASME-BPE Materials Joining and Surface Finish subcommittees. His curiosity constantly drives him to learn more.

  • Ian Gehris

    Business Development Leader

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    Ian Gehris

    Business Development Leader

    Ian Gehris has been a Business Development Leader since 2017. Before that, he worked in Customer Service for five years. He attended Evangel University, and after graduation he became CSI’s heat exchanger specialist. He is also very knowledgeable about CSI’s Service and Repair program. Fun fact: he owns a small permaculture farm.

    “CSI provides me with daily opportunities to learn more and problem solve,” he said. 

  • Brian Gilreath

    Business Development Leader - Southeast

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    Brian Gilreath

    Business Development Leader - Southeast

    Brian Gilreath has been a Business Development Leader servicing the Southeast Region since 2016.  He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2005. He has over a decade of experience working with process piping, controls, valves, and heat transfer.

    “My strength is my desire to help solve customers’ problems and my ability to be professional, while still having fun with my job,” he said. Brian has played guitar for 22 years and has been in over 10 bands in his life. A talented baseball player, he played in college and was named Triad Conference MVP in high school. 

  • Eric Gore

    Business Development Leader - Food, Dairy, Beverage

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    Eric Gore

    Business Development Leader - Food, Dairy, Beverage

    Eric Gore has worked at CSI since 1998. He graduated from Missouri State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Design and Drafting. After graduation, he worked as a Senior Designer/Estimator at CSI and then transitioned into a sales role in 2008. Eric became a Business Development Leader in 2011, and currently spends his time servicing CSI’s national accounts.

    Eric has worked in many different roles throughout the years, so his industry experience is as expansive as it is comprehensive. He excels in detailed technical and engineering tasks and enjoys connecting with new people over industry commonalities Eric said he likes that he is “more than just a number” at CSI. 

  • Ilana Goldberg

    Business Development Leader - International

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    Ilana Goldberg

    Business Development Leader - International

    Ilana Goldberg has extensive international experience. She grew up in Brazil and attended college at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She went on to earn her Marketing and General Business certification from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She received her MBA in Logistics/Supply Chain and Marketing from Missouri State University.

    She started at CSI in 2010 as an Export Specialist and became an International Business Development Leader two years later. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. 

    “The best part of my job is talking to customers from all over the world and being able to visit with them,” she said.     

  • Ginny Mathis

    Business Development Leader – Tennessee Valley

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    Ginny Mathis

    Business Development Leader – Tennessee Valley

    Ginny Mathis, Business Development Leader – Tennessee Valley, has over 29 years in food and dairy supply and engineering industries. She excels at project management and execution. She graduated from Roane State Community College in 1987, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.         

    “I believe in customer service being a priority. It’s not always about making a sale, but about addressing the problem. Sometimes, the best solution is already there in front of the customer. Sometimes, my task is just helping them see that,” she said.

    From 2004 to 2006, Ginny was in a funk band. She said she had a blast traveling and playing fun music with tremendously talented people. An adventurer at heart, she even tried out for American Gladiator in the early 90’s. Now, she enjoys hunting and fly-fishing in her free time.

    “I am really enjoying the camaraderie amongst my coworkers.  People really enjoy their jobs,” she said.    

  • Don McKee

    Business Development Leader – Mid-Atlantic

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    Don McKee

    Business Development Leader – Mid-Atlantic

    Since 2003, Don McKee has served as the Business Development Leader for the Midwest, East, and Mid-Atlantic regions, with a focus on CSI’s TrueClean product line. He has been working in the industry for over 25 years.

  • Lance Strenfel

    Business Development Leader

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    Lance Strenfel

    Business Development Leader

    Lance Strenfel has been working at Central States Industrial as a Business Development Leader since 2013. He works closely with CSI's state-of-the-art service and repair team, who are all factory-trained and fully qualified to service valves and pumps.

  • Angela Moeller

    Executive Sales Assistant

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    Angela Moeller

    Executive Sales Assistant

    Angela Moeller has been an Executive and Sales Assistant at Central States Industrial since 2011. She attended Missouri State University and graduated from Evangel with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2015.   

    Angela efficiently handles a multitude of responsibilities. She is a driven, task-oriented individual who loves music, yoga, adventures, and spending time with her family.

     

Customer Service

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International

  • Ilana Goldberg

    Business Development Leader - International

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    Ilana Goldberg

    Business Development Leader - International

    Ilana Goldberg has extensive international experience. She grew up in Brazil and attended college at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She went on to earn her Marketing and General Business certification from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She received her MBA in Logistics/Supply Chain and Marketing from Missouri State University.

    She started at CSI in 2010 as an Export Specialist and became an International Business Development Leader two years later. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. 

    “The best part of my job is talking to customers from all over the world and being able to visit with them,” she said.     

Marketing

Quality

Finance

  • Michele Holt

    Director - Finance

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    Michele Holt

    Director - Finance

    Michele Holt has been Director of Finance for CSI since 2016. Before joining CSI, she spent 14 years as the Controller for Johnston Companies, an industrial supply distributor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University in 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1994.        

    “I like the work atmosphere at CSI.  It’s a larger company, yet everyone knows how to work together as a team,” she said.          

    Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  She grew up on a farm near Springfield and still enjoys Sunday 4-wheeler rides, gardening and spending time outdoors.

HR and Training

  • Beth Ipock

    Executive Strategist

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    Beth Ipock

    Executive Strategist

    Beth Ipock started at Central States when the company was still in its infancy, less than two decades old, as a Receptionist and Accounts Receivable in 1990. Two years later, she worked as Customer Service for Mechanical Contractors. She also held positions as Fabrication Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Training Manager, HR Manager, Customer Service Manager, Vice President of Support Systems, and most recently, Executive Strategist.

    She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and William Jewell College. She earned the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) and received her Training Certificate from Management Development Institute at Missouri State University.