Rick James

Chairman & Founder

Rick James founded MTI in 1997 with the purchase of Briggs & Stratton’s Gray Iron Foundry in West Allis, WI. Prior to MTI, Rick worked for 27 years at Auburn Foundry, first working on the production line while attending college, and then as Production Manager, Sales Manager, VP of Sales and ultimately as President and CEO. Rick graduated from Tri-State University (now Trine University) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He now serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater


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