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Boerigter Business Breakfast Program Presents Jim Kunz, NOV 2 at Embassy Suites Hotel

October 17, 2017

Jim Kunz (Albuquerque, NM) The Boerigter Business Breakfast Program at the Anderson School of Management presents Jim Kunz on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:30am at the Embassy Suites.

Mr. Kunz is the President and Co-Owner of Mega Corp Inc., an Albuquerque-based manufacturer of specialty haulage equipment for the construction and mining industry.
Mega manufactures approximately 200-350 pieces of equipment each year with annual revenues averaging about $35 million.  Mega’s biggest products weigh over 100,000 pounds and take as much as 6 months to design and manufacture.

About half of Mega’s business is outside the United States, a key reason why Mega Corp is mostly unknown here in New Mexico.

In his talk, "Running a HUGE Business from New Mexico and No One Knows You Are Here", Kunz will discuss his global enterprise that employs nearly 100 people in Albuquerque while doing business across North and South America, Africa, India, and Australia.

"We are widely regarded as the leader in our niche and enjoy excellent brand recognition in our markets," says Kunz.

Jim Kunz is originally from Peoria, Illinois and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bradley University. He has worked in the construction and mining equipment manufacturing industry for more than 35 years.

Prior to joining Mega in 2001, Jim worked at Komatsu Mining Systems, Inc in Peoria. In 1992, Jim formed a project team to develop what was to become the Model 930E Truck.  This was the first production mining truck to incorporate an AC diesel-electric drive system and the largest production dump truck in the world at that time. 

Jim holds several patents for the design of construction and mining equipment from his careers at both Mega and Komatsu.  He has spoken at numerous industry trade meetings including Minexpo, Conexpo, Earthmoving Industry Conference, Haulage Conferences, and Master Mechanic’s Meetings.

The Boerigter Business Breakfast Program begins at 7:30am at the Embassy Suites located at 1000 Woodward Pl. NE and includes breakfast. The public can attend free of charge but RSVPs are required. To register online go to http://bit.ly/2kJDBKV.
   
UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program to present relevant topics of interest to Anderson's community of friends. The UNM Anderson Boerigter Business Breakfast Program is sponsored by the Anderson School and the generosity of George and Sibilla Boerigter and SoundOff Signal.

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