OUR STAFF

Bill Becker

CEO
MBA Emporia State

Before joining MK Minerals, Bill’s career included 9 years as CEO of Lifeline Foods, a food processing company in the cereal and snack industry, government relations work for Farmland Industries, a federated cooperative, marketing director for AgraMarke, an international grain trading company and President of Firm Insight, a business consulting company for small to mid-sized firms in the mid-west. Bill is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and has an MBA from Emporia State College. He and his wife Mary have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Barry Christie

Director of Sales and Marketing
B.S. Ag Economics MWSC

Barry serves as the director of sales and marketing for TransPort 360 along with its parent company MK
Minerals. He has 36 years-experience in the biological, animal health and nutrition business working for
Biozyme Inc, an innovative company in the fields of biology and animal nutrition. He was a business
development manager of proprietary and valued added products both domestically and internationally
in Europe, South America, and Asia. His roles involved university and field research where the qualitative
and quanatative mode of action of products were substantiated. He facilitated the strategic and timely
positioning of this data supporting sales through a network of marketing personnel, sales managers,
salesman, and 1200 dealers. Barry applies his passion for science and business to support the success of
TransPort 360 and MK Minerals in the fields of volume freight shipment and soil nutrition and biology.

Jason Laipple

General Manager
B.S. Feed Science K-State

Prior to coming to Transport 360, he held positions of Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Production Scheduler with some of the top Pet Food and Feed Manufacturing companies in the country. He has a combined 23 years of experience in the Ag related manufacturing and distribution industry. He was raised on a row crop farm in Northeast Kansas that incorporated a cow-calf herd into the mix. This hands-on production Ag experience coupled with the industry experience he has gained over the years gives him a good knowledge of what the industry needs are.