Mike Eakins is the Chief Executive Officer at KPS Global. Mike joined KPS in October 2017 from Hillphoenix, where he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the AMS and INTL divisions.
Prior to his role at Hillphoenix, Mike was the Vice President of the INTL division for Kysor. Earlier in his tenure at Kysor, Mike also served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Kysor Panel Systems Goodyear plant in Arizona.
Mike has a Master’s degree in International Marketing from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Julie, have four children and reside in Fort Worth, TX. Mike is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Joe Harvey joined KPS Global as Chief Financial Officer in November 2021.
Before joining KPSG, Joe served as the CFO at Balfour & Co., a national manufacturer of school graduation-related products. In this role, he was responsible for finance, accounting and professional services operations.
Joe has worked with numerous management consultancies and has led several companies in the CFO, CSO, and COO roles. His experiences partnering with senior executives and investor-owned, multi-site manufacturing companies gives him a broad perspective on leadership and a wide appreciation for employees’ contributions.
Joe graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business with a Masters in Business Administration. He holds both the Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.
Joe began his career as a military officer in the Air Force.
Joe lives in Dallas and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three daughters.
Robert Sorba joined KPS Global® as Chief Commercial Officer in March 2021.
Before joining KPSG, Rob served as the Vice President for Global Sales at Conviron Group of Companies in Winnipeg, Canada, where he led business development and increased sales productivity for brands in controlled-environment technology.
Prior to that, he spent five years with James Hardie Building Products in Chicago, Illinois, where he directed strategy, marketing, key-account management, sales execution, and product development efforts. He began his international sales and marketing career with The Procter & Gamble Company.
Sorba graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting. He has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States and will be based in Fort Worth.
Anand Kulkarni joined KPG Global as Senior Vice President – Operations in April 2021.
Before joining KPSG, Anand served as the Vice President – Sales & Marketing at Garflex, Inc a manufacturer of specialty thin gauge calendered elastics. Anand led business development, innovation, sales operations, marketing and global sales for the Brattleboro, VT based company.
Prior to that, he was the Vice President/General Manager – Industrial for Neenah Enterprises based in Neenah, WI. Neenah is a leading supplier of iron castings for industrial, automotive, agricultural and municipal applications. Anand directed sales, key account management, sales operations, engineering and customer service.
Anand started his career in engineering at Raychem Corp (division of Tyco) in Menlo Park, CA.
Anand graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2001.
Anand will be based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Scott joined KPS Global in October 2016 as Vice President of Human Resources. Previously, he served as Vice President of Operations and Human Resources for GEA Food Solutions also managing North, Central and South America.
Prior roles include leading Human Resources and Operations management activities at Convenience Food Systems, PDS Technical Services, DalFort Aerospace and Steak & Ale restaurants.
Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He lives in downtown Dallas and enjoys travel, sports and cooking.
Mike Robison joined KPS Global as the Vice President Business Systems & Construction Services in June 2019.
Laura Helm, Vice President of Finance of KPS Global, joined Kysor Panel Systems in May 2012, as Controller, and later elevated to Director of Finance. Laura had previously worked for Kysor Panel Systems from 2004 to 2006 as Manager of International Accounting.
Prior to joining KPS, Laura dedicated a total of ten years as Director of Finance with ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems (a global manufacturer of passenger boarding bridges for the airport industry).
Starting her career in Spain, Laura accumulated four years as a Controller for an Engineering firm, six years as Manager of Corporate Accounting for a Bank, and initially, three years as an auditor for Arthur Andersen.
Laura earned a BBA with a major in Accounting, and an MBA with a major in Auditing by the University of Madrid, Spain. She holds a CPA license in the State of Texas, and has completed a contract management certificate program at the University of California.
Laura was born in Spain but moved to Texas in 1999. She is married and lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Tim.
Tom Herberg joined KPS Global in April 2022 as the Vice President of Operations.
Before joining KPS Global, he served as the Director of Operations at Ball Corp where he directed the implementation of a multi-million capital plan, improving operational reliability and capability. Prior to that, Tom served as the Senior Director of Operations for Vestas Towers, a multi-facility wind turbine manufacturer.
He is a graduate of Colorado State University, where he received a Master of Business Administration and the University of Phoenix, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, Tom spent four years in the Marine Corps and served as a police officer in Colorado for one year.
Tom and his wife Jennifer have two grown sons and in his spare time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and just about anything to do with the great outdoors — hunting, boating, traveling, and football. Tom will be based in the Goodyear, AZ facility.
Jason Bratcher is the Senior Manager of Project Management at KPS Global.
Jason got his start in the refrigeration business refurbishing refrigerated cases and walk-ins prior to joining the United States Army where he served four years of active duty. He then served in the Army National Guard for 8 years and after his service, went back to the refrigeration business performing walk-in and case installations.
In 2002, Jason joined Kysor Panel Systems, where he served as a service technician for 4 years, Service Manager for 10 years and Manager of Construction Services for 2 years. Most recently, he was promoted to Senior Manager of Project Management at KPS Global.
Jason has two kids, one serving in the military and one in college.
Ashleigh Martin, Director of Marketing, joined KPS Global in December 2016. Prior to joining the company, Ashleigh focused on customer analytics and lifecycle communications marketing helping customers from the agency side of things.
She is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she received a Master of Business Administration and The University of North Texas, where she graduated with a Strategic Marketing Degree in Business Administration.
Ashleigh and her husband enjoy spending time with family, walking their dogs, gardening, and being outside! They are also avid college football fans and enjoy supporting local sports teams.
Jeff Monroe is Director of Supply Chain at KPS Global. Prior to joining KPS Global, he was with Southern Botanical developing a supply chain program and team. While at Southern Botanical he was awarded the ISM/ThomasNet 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars award. He then joined Bell Helicopter’s Strategic Sourcing team negotiating multi-million-dollar complex agreements for vertical lift parts and systems. During his tenure at Bell he negotiated well over $100 million in machined parts, castings, and flight and weapons systems.
Jeff is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management. He is married and has three daughters. His passions are working outdoors, spending time with his family, and raising his daughters.
Lun Tsuei joined KPS Global in April 2022 as the Director of Research & Development.
Prior to joining KPSG, Lun spent 12 years in the Oil & Gas industry. He held multiple leadership positions in engineering, new product development, operations P&L management, lean Manufacturing, and Quality. Lun started his career as a mechanical engineer with Applied Materials, where he established his engineering and product development disciplines designing cutting edge semiconductor and solar panel equipment.
Lun was born and raised in Taiwan. He graduated with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Lun also received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
Lun and wife have been married for 20+ years with two children. Besides enjoying time with his family, in his spare time Lun volunteers in CIE/USA-DFW chapter, a non-profit professional organization promoting STEM and providing a networking platform for technical professionals in the DFW area.