Who We Are

Randy Chamberlin
CEO/General Manager

After 12 years as CFO for MSI, Randy has since taken the reins as CEO of Montana Steel Industries. Working side by side with our leadership team, he sets goals and endeavors to equip the company for a successful future. With a background of growing up in the construction industry, as well as his experience as a business owner for over 30 years, Randy's ability to see the big picture sets the tone for the company.

When he's not cracking the whip at MSI, Randy enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including golf, fishing, hunting, running, riding horses, and interpretive dance. Well...maybe not the last one. But regardless of the activity, whether business or leisure, he has determined to use all as opportunities to grow in his Christian faith.

Randy has been happily married for 37 years, boasting four kids & 10 grandkids.

Emily Calvert
Estimator/Project Manager

If you find yourself with an Emily-managed project, rest assured that your project is in good hands. If you doubt, just ask her horse. With a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Emily not only brings the smarts, she also brings that ranch-style hardworking attitude and dedication that every company wants.

If she's not working your job, she's probably working her grey horse.

I've heard that Emily's taken that horse straight down rocky, timbered cliffs just to catch brumbies - in slow motion. Er....uh....maybe that was just a movie I saw. Anyways, I do know that the grey horse is real and that she loves to take him riding in the mountains. Other hobbies include hunting, shooting, and cooking. It is unclear if she does all these activities while on horseback. Oddly, collecting spiders somehow did not not make her hobby list.

Terry Kohn
Lead Estimator/Project Manager

With a passion for steel that began 30 years ago, Terry is our in-house source of knowledge & experience for all things steel. His construction savvy also includes 13 years combined experience in divisions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9. As lead of our estimating & project management, he ensures that any project we encounter conforms to MSI's standard for fairness, accuracy, and quality. Working closely with our production team & quality control team - Terry's goal is to keep your project on time, or even ahead of schedule if possible.

Away from the shop - Terry enjoys cooking, motor home camping with his wife, varmint hunting, and traveling. Having visited all 48 continental states, none of us here at MSI need to consult the Travel Channel. Terry has probably already been there & knows what sites to see.

Married to his wife of 6 years, he has 5 children, 2 step children,and 6 grand children.

Travis Casebolt
Estimator/Project Manager

Not to be mistaken for a Tolkien character, Travis does more than just look pretty with a beard. Whether bidding or managing a project, he strives to get things right the first time. If you need a bid for your project, chances are good that you may find his name attached.

If not in the office - he can often be found hunting, hiking, woodworking, playing sports, cartooning, playing with his four kids, or annoying his wife.

He speaks three languages - fluent in both english, canadian, and a little australian.

Paul Hergett
Detailing Manager

With 24 years experience in the steel industry, Paul has become our overworked beast of burden here at MSI. All drawings - whether submittal packages to our customers, fabrication drawings for our shop, or burn programs for making steel parts - have been either created or come through the filter that is Paul. His wealth of experience & attention to detail has proved invaluable for what we do here at MSI.

When we allow him to leave - Paul likes to head out fishing or unwind on the Playstation. Believe it or not, Paul won a state title as a member of the 5 person class C track & field team in 1990. Even today, he is willing to defend that title to all who may challenge. Well...eh...maybe not.

Ben Hertel

Manager of all shop operations - Ben works to keep the MSI engine humming. Using those smarts from his B.S. in Business Administration from Liberty University - he maintains & oversees all production, purchasing, and logistics. If it's happening in the shop, Ben's got a hand in it.

Outside work, he is a self-described 60's Ford performance enthusiast, lifelong hunter, and recreational cyclist. He also secretly wishes he could grow a beard - maybe some day this dream will come true. Ben has been happily married for 8 years, with a 5 year old & 1 year old keeping him young.

Dan Chamberlin
Logistics Manager

With construction background in his blood, Dan knows how a project should flow. Couple that with his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Montana State University, and you can feel confident that your project is in good hands.

A dedicated family man, Dan likes to include his wife of 5 years & four kids while pursuing his hobbies. He involves his whole clan when either camping, traveling, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, gathering firewood, running heavy machinery, or participating in church activities. He also enjoys simply watching his son play baseball & basketball, and watching his daughter in her dance class. Rumor has it that he taught her that jaw-dropping pirouette move.

Patrick Decker

Formerly our forklift operator, Patrick "Dex" Decker has since transitioned into his current position of spending our hard-earned money. Although most would like concert tickets or pallets of Twix bars, he decides the best use of our cash flow is to solicit pricing and process PO's for steel material in order to keep our guys working.

Patrick is self-described as a "slave to his job." Perhaps he has not heard that slavery was abolished in this country some time ago. It also has been said that it would take a crazy woman to marry Patrick. But that he also refuses to marry a crazy woman. So if you are reading this, and you are a semi-insane female, we just might have the one for you.

Glyn Ross
Shop Superintendent Safety Manager

Combine 30 years experience in the steel industry with a combat engineer for the U.S. Marine corps, and you've got the man you want to lead your steel shop. As shop superintendent, Glyn oversees fabrication of structural & miscellaneous steel projects, pushes to meet all project due dates, and maintains a safe work environment for his crew. On a occasion, he even whips up a pretty mean breakfast burrito.

Away from steel - Glyn pursues hunting, fishing, camping, or chasing balls around the golf course. He is married to his wife of 31 years, with one daughter and one son.

TJ Biggs
Assistant Shop Superintendent

Whenever our Shop Superintendent is absent, TJ steps up as lead man to guide & assist other shop employees. Whether getting his hands dirty fabricating or instructing others to do the same, he keeps our shop from missing a beat.

Since most of the crew only knows him as "TJ", there is a current office pool to discover TJ's real name. Leading candidates include "Taavetti Jorge" , "Tangakwunu Jago", and "Tedric Jagger".

Hobbies include hunting, fishing, watersports, and classic cars.

Jeff Kranich
Steel Detailer

We acquired Jeff fresh from Montana State University. Instruction manual included, his credentials lists him with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree with a minor in Engineering Management.  Best we can figure, this Jeff 9.1 version is the final product of several of MSU's previously failed clone attempts to create the perfect steel detailer. We believed they finally succeeded. The one defect observed is that Jeff's operating system appears to run entirely on non-sweetened ice tea. Not sure how this was overlooked by the design team.

Other programmed interests include hunting, fishing, and working on his '66 Chevy C10.

Adrienne Meidinger
HR & Payroll Manager

Always good to have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology on the team, even if it came through the Griz country of the University of Montana. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing our policies, programs, and practices - Adrienne has a knack for keeping everyone in line. We're not really sure how she does it. Could be her 15 years experience with the company. Might have something to do with controlling payroll....hmmm.

Away from the office, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her husband & son. From watching her son play sports, to family camping, four-wheeling, hiking, or dabbling with gardening - it's nice that she sets aside a little time for us.

Wes O'Leary
Field Superintendent

With 18 years experience in the steel industry, Wes has proven more than capable as the leader for our mobile crew. Having graduated with honors from the "School of Hard Knocks", Wes maintains MSI's reputation for quality field work with his tireless work ethic, attention to detail, and high-caliber welding skills.

When the welding shield comes off, Wes knocks off a little of the workplace 'slag' by heading out into the hills hunting.

He has a wife & 2 kids to keep his home life busy.

Daniel McDonald
Quality Director

Known as "The Pride of Columbus Montana", Dan ensures that our daily work here at Montana Steel Industries complies with code, specification, and procedure requirements needed for our shop to perform error-free, as well as maintain it's AISC certification status. Product of Hobert Institute of Welding Technology, Dan was a no-brainer for our QC director. It didn't take long for our talent scouts to recognized Dan's mistake-free aptitude. The second overall pick in the 2015 MSI Draft, Dan's solidified his stock when it was discovered that he had once beaten Super Mario Bros without losing a single life. Not to mention that he is currently the McDonald family record holder for having gone 13 consecutive years without vomiting. Such excellence had to be utilized.

NOTE: Top pick in the 2015 MSI Draft was a coffee pot.

Brandon Beachy
Steel Detailer

Brandon's epic tale begins in the frozen north land of Homer, Alaska. His mother was the first to realize his detailing skill quite early in life. She would observe that Brandon, at the age of 3, would often take his favorite bone from an endangered baby seal and carve drawings of penguins & walruses on the walls of his igloo hut. Fast forward about 5 years, Brandon is now producing quality steel shop drawings as a member of MSI's talented detailing team.

With ice in his veins, Brandon fearlessly pursues other hobbies such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing (salmon of course), building furniture, and playing either his guitar or drum set.