The Boerigter Business Breakfast Program at the Anderson School of Management presents Jim Kunz on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites located at 1000 Woodward Pl., N.E.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and includes breakfast, but an online RSVP is required. Click here to register.
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.
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 to 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 six months to design and manufacture. About half of Mega’s business is outside the U.S., a key reason why Mega Corp is mostly unknown here in New Mexico.
Prior to joining Mega in 2001, Kunz worked at Komatsu Mining Systems, Inc in Peoria. In 1992, Kunz 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.
Kunz 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.
Kunz is originally from Peoria, Ill. 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.
UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program presenting 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.