Senior Leadership

MJ Leman

Chief Executive Officer

MJ is a proven management executive with an exceptional track-record growing organizations both as an entrepreneur and senior leader at Fortune 500 companies. He grew up on a farm just a few miles from the MTM factory in Kewanee, IL, has an MBA from The Ohio State University and lives in Chicago where he also holds leadership roles in social impact initiatives. LinkedIn

James Hunt

Senior Product Manager

James brings 25 years of manufacturing experience to MTM and is one of the co-founders of the Round Bottom End Dump Trailer that is used nationwide. He has been part of two startup companies and takes great pride in providing sustainable jobs for those in his local community. He resides in Kewanee, IL with his wife and enjoys spending time with his children and six grandchildren.

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Jim Streitmatter

Head of Engineering

Jim brings over 27 years of mechanical engineering experience to the MTM team. He graduated from University of Illinois with a mechanical engineering degree and has touched almost every facet of working things. He brings great passion to what he does and likes to get his hands dirty. Jim resides in Kewanee IL with his wife and 3 children.

Patty Neipert

Senior Business Manager

Patty is responsible for everything from title and registration of new trailers to customer service and keeping our whole operation running smoothly. Before MTM she worked for BOMAG for 22 years as the Manager of Parts Sales, handling customer service, and shipping & receiving for North America. Outside of MTM, she works with her family on their 300 acre farm.

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Steve Endress


Steve brings to MTM a breadth of small-to-large business experience, a Ph.D. in management, and a passion to lead the company by empowering everyone in the organization to achieve more. He enjoys driving semis and dump trailers when he gets the chance.  Steve resides in Sheffield, IL with his wife and four girls.

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Ben Endress


Ben has been involved in three startup businesses and brings a vast array of sales and marketing expertise to MTM. He understands that valuable businesses start with great products, and believes MTM builds and sells a superior dump trailer. Ben resides in Buda, IL with his wife and 10 children. He enjoys spending time at home with his wife and children and in his children’s activities at school.