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"MTI's Senior Leadership Team is committed to providing our customers with the highest level of product satisfaction and customer service experience.  Our foundation is built on integrity and the sincere desire to grow and enhance our existing and future business-to-business relationships."

- Robert J. Carr, Sr., Founder / Past President

Robert J. Carr, Sr.
Founder / Past President

Starting his career in the insurance inspection industry in 1962 with Commercial Services Inc. (CSI), Bob held Branch and District Management positions with them for over 20 years. Special projects included pioneering work in electronic MVR's with various midwest states. When CSI was acquired by PMSC's General Information Services in 1985, he became a Regional VP. Bob founded MTI in 1987 with official incorporation and operations commencing January 1st, 1988. Since MTI's inception through 2014, as founder and president, he directed the company's development from a smaller, regional inspection and auditing firm to a nationwide, multi-service insurance services provider. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he served in various board positions, including past President of the National Association of Independent Insurance Auditors & Engineers (NAIIAE). Currently, he remains active in an advisory role using his 50+ years of industry experience for the benefit of MTI and its customers.
RJ Carr
President

Since 1989, RJ has served in management and leadership capacities throughout all areas of the company. He works with the Senior Leadership Team to foster strategies to execute the corporate mission. He is the functional director of the IT / IS Group, the corporate real estate area, and drives special projects. In addition to corporate responsibilities, he served the National Association of Independent Insurance Auditors & Engineers (NAIIAE) as its Membership Chair for four years and on the Automation Committee for three years. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina - Coastal Carolina College with a BS in Business Administration, with majors in Management, Finance, and Real Estate.
Tom Buchanan, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Tom earned his BS in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1988. He started his career as a staff accountant with Washington Mutual Insurance, and then served in various corporate accounting capacities with Kemper Financial Services; including Human Resources, Financial Reporting, and Corporate Taxes. Tom joined MTI in 1996 where he oversaw the development of the Accounting and Human Resource departments. As CFO, he is currently responsible for financial reporting, financing, tax returns, customer invoicing and accounts payable. Tom is also instrumental in developing and implementing company policies, and overseeing Human Resource functions.
Steven Knych
Director of Operations

Steven received his BS in Occupational Safety in 1996 from Illinois State University and began his career with Midwest Technical as a field representative. He joined the Management Team in 1997, serving a majority of his time within an operational leadership role. He also served in Account Management / Marketing acting as a liaison between MTI’s clients and operational functions. Steven remains active in the Safety / Insurance Loss Control industry as the current President of the Society of Casualty and Safety Engineers and as a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. In 2011, he assumed the role of Director of Operations, managing all Field, Premium Audit, Call Center, Quality and Home Office Operations. With direct leadership over MTI’s Management Teams, his primary responsibilities are the development and execution of MTI’s growth strategy and continued excellence in employee and customer satisfaction.
John McCluskey
Director of Sales & Marketing

John earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from Rockford University. In 2006, John joined MTI as a Regional Account Manager bringing with him extensive knowledge of the Insurance Inspection Service industry. Over the course of his 25 plus year career in the industry, he has worked with both national and regional service firms in a variety of capacities including Field Representative, Territory Field Manager, and Inspection Department Manager. In 2015, John assumed the role of Director of Sales & Marketing where he works directly with our clients and staff, helping match their customized needs with our service selections. Through his professional involvement with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Mutual Loss Prevention Advocates, and his Board Member position with the Society of Casualty Safety Engineers, John works alongside his industry peers to remain current on insurance and loss control trends.
Robert Humphrey
Director of Quality & Training

Robert earned his bachelor's degree in Finance with a focus in Agriculture, Real Estate and Insurance from Western Illinois University. Prior to his tenure at MTI, he owned an independent appraisal business where his clients included the Illinois Department of Transportation, various commercial entities, and national insurance carriers. His appraisal background focused heavily on commercial appraisals and residential high valued properties. Robert joined MTI in 1994 as a field manager. During his career with MTI he has held positions in all areas of field and operations management before assuming the position of Director of Quality & Training in 2011. Bob continues his education through professional affiliations which include the American Society of Safety Engineers, Society of Safety Casualty Engineers, and the National Safety Council.