The MTM Family

Ben Endress - MTM Trailers

Ben Endress

Founder & CEO

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.

MJ Leman

Co-Owner & CMO

MJ is a marketing and technology executive with over 20 years business experience both as an entrepreneur and in key strategic roles 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.

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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.

Kevin Barnett

Plant Manager

Kevin has decades of experience in international supply chain management across a number of corporations and industries. As plant manager he is holding our team of highly-motivated professionals to consistent quality and on-time delivery. He has four children and two grandchildren and enjoys photography and history.

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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.