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Leadership Team

Guiding with experience, leading by example.

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Dirk Debbink, P.E.

Vice Admiral, USNR (ret.)
Chairman & CEO

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Dirk joined MSI General in 1983. He continued to build upon the success of the family-owned, fully integrated DesignBuild construction model at MSI General. Dirk remained in service in the US Navy Reserves until being called to active duty from 2007 until 2012, when he retired as a Three Star Admiral. Since returning in 2012, Dirk has continued to lead and support the team to achieve our Core Passion of Creating and Maintaining Raving Fans.

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Ken Krahe


Ken joined MSI General in 2001, and has played integral roles in our entire DesignBuild Construction Process. His hands-on experience, integrity, and collaborative approach guides the day-to-day culture and leads the long-term management for strategic growth of operations for the organization. Ken is committed to the development of our team members to ensure that MSI General is continually delivering an unmatched client experience.

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Susan Butler, CPA

Executive Vice President & CFO

Susan has spent most of her career working in the DesignBuild industry since joining MSI General Corporation in 1985. Susan is responsible for all financial activities of the company and works closely with our clients, subcontractors and project teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness with our contracts, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processes.

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Tim Melan

Senior Vice President of Operations

Tim brings his 30 years of construction experience to support and manage the Construction Department. He works with the Project Managers and Project Superintendents to oversee all construction activities including pre-planning, risk assessment, subcontractor scheduling & coordination, safety, quality and fulfilling our commitment of on time delivery of our projects with zero punch list items.

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Bert Zenker

Vice President of Design Services

Bert is responsible for the overall management of the design, engineering, and interior design services at MSI General. With over 20 years of experience at MSI General, Bert ensures that the team is delivering designs that are creative, practical, buildable, code compliant, and cost efficient. He fosters a collaborative environment to support each project from the initial planning to project completion, by defining project goals and translating those goals into successful architectural design solutions.

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John Kutz

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

As Director of Sales & Marketing, John leads a team of Project Executives and Project Directors focused on developing strong partnerships with our clients. The team is responsible for business development, sales, marketing, and overall project leadership from conception to completion.

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