Category Archives: IBT News

Dennis Vogel Is New Vice President of Sales and Marketing at IBT

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IBT Industrial Solutions announced that they have selected Dennis Vogel to take over the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The decision was made in May 2015. IBT’s Chairman of the Board Stephen Cloud said that Vogel is the perfect steadying influence during... Read More

IBT Celebrates Stuttgart Customers with Appreciation Luncheon

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IBT Industrial Solutions celebrated its customers in the Eastern Arkansas region with customer appreciation luncheon at its Stuttgart location, complete with product specialists, lunch, and over 100 door prizes. “We wanted to thank our customers for their business and show them what IBT has to... Read More

IBT Ranks on Ingram’s 100 Top Private Companies

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We don’t like to think of it as the rich getting richer: Rather, the successful are strutting their stuff. Five years into formal efforts to compile the KC region’s Top 100 Private Companies, we’ve learned quite a bit about our business infrastructure, an architecturally inverse... Read More

IBT Supports Kansas Students at the state-level SkillsUSA Competition

The IBT team helped out future electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic specialists at the state-level SkillsUSA competition in Kansas, held in April 2015. Brent Hanson, the Business Group Director of Fluid Power at IBT Industrial Solutions, volunteered to act as a judge for the electrical portion of... Read More

IBT Wins “Supplier of the Year” Award

Distinguished Honor from Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. “This is the first time that IBT has received this award from Kawasaki, and it’s an honor,” said Phil Pope, General Manager of Contract Services and Support for IBT, who oversees the team’s work with the Kawasaki... Read More

IBT Honors the Life and Career of CEO Mark Byrne

The IBT Industrial Solutions community today is honoring the life of its CEO and President, Mark Byrne. Byrne passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2015 from injuries sustained in a fall near his home in Kansas City, Missouri.  A service was held in his honor... Read More

IBT Honors Four Family and Friends — Ice Bucket Challenge

“It all started with a challenge from Austin Howard, the 20-year-old son of Melinda Howard, our Executive Assistant,” said Stephen Cloud, the Chairman of the Board at IBT Industrial Solutions. “But it came at exactly the right time. I’ve been looking for a way to... Read More

IBT’s Employee Longevity = Better Customer Service

Good news for the customers of IBT Industrial Solutions: folks at this company stick around. For a long time. How long? 110 of the current 342 employees have been with the company for over 20 years. That’s a whopping 32% of the current staff. And... Read More

IDC/IBT Partnership Helps Customers Access New Products from Manufacturers

Where does IBT Industrial Solutions turn when it needs access to a new or unique manufacturer? Even though it’s the 10th largest power transmission and bearings distributor in North America (2013 MDM Market Leaders, Modern Distribution Management), a customer still occasionally requires something a little... Read More

Adam Massie Wins Charlie Howard Spirit Award

MERRIAM, KS—September 15, 2013—IBT Industrial Solutions announced that Adam Massie is the 107th winner of the Charlie Howard Spirit Award. He was recognized at the quarterly luncheon held at company’s corporate headquarters in Merriam, Kansas. Massie was chosen for demonstrating the qualities embodied by longtime... Read More

Spirit of Charlie Howard Lives on at IBT

Who is the winner? In the southeast corner of the parking lot of the headquarters at IBT Industrial Solutions, a quiet memorial stands in a shady area.  The small park—complete with flowers and benches—is a tribute to an enthusiastic, longtime employee, Charlie Howard, who passed... Read More

Hot Cars & Fast Technology

Hot Cars & Fast Technology The Midwest’s Biggest MRO Technology Trade Show Rolls into Kansas Speedway Sept. 11-12, 2013 MERRIAM, KS—August 13, 2013—For the hottest mix of maintenance and repair (MRO) technology, NASCAR action, and educational seminars, don’t miss Tech X 500—sponsored by IBT Industrial... Read More

Rob Walker Wins Forrest L. Cloud Service Award

MERRIAM, KS—August 16, 2013—IBT Industrial Solutions announced that it has awarded the Forrest L. Cloud Service Award for Q3 of 2013 to Rob Walker.  Walker is an inside salesperson servicing customers at the IBT Wichita branch. Walker was selected from the inside sales staff at... Read More

Modern Distribution Management Names IBT Industrial Solutions a 2013 MDM Market Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IBT Industrial Solutions has been ranked No. 10 on Modern Distribution Management's 2013 Top Power Transmission & Bearing list. This list identifies the top 10 distributors by revenue in power transmission & bearing distribution. Modern Distribution Management is the leading information source... Read More

IBT Industrial Solutions Kicks Off Brand New Grain Division

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IBT Industrial Solutions announced Friday that it has opened an entirely new division dedicated to servicing the grain industry. “We’ve always been involved in the grain industry with other products like motors, gearboxes, and bearings, but we will now have a more dedicated focus with... Read More