Title: Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President
Company: Koch Enterprises Inc.
Location: Evansville, Indiana, United States
James Muehlbauer, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President at Koch Enterprises Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of administration and leadership development.
As a young man, Mr. Muehlbauer served in the United States Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant before his honorable discharge in 1966. For his exemplary service, he was awarded a Vietnam Campaign Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. He returned home and studied at Purdue University, earning a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1963, and a Master of Science in industrial administration in 1964. He started at George Koch Sons Inc. as an engineer in 1966, rising to the rank of chief estimator in 1968. In 1970, Mr. Muehlbauer became a registered professional engineer in the state of Indiana, and in 1973, he became a chief engineer at George Koch Sons Inc. In 1975, he transitioned to a new role as vice president of the company. He continued his upward trajectory within the company, becoming president in 1999 and chairman in 2003. Additionally, in 1999, he took on a new role as executive vice president for Koch Enterprises Inc. and became the vice chairman in 2012.
Along with the various professional capacities Mr. Muehlbauer has worked in through his career, he has also been a member of a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Evansville Industrial Foundation, and the board of directors of Deaconess Hospital, among several more For his excellence, he has been recognized with myriad awards, including being named Engineer of the Year by the southwest chapter of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers in 1983, and being awarded the United Way Community Service Award in 2015, among many others. As a testament to his success and expertise, Mr. Muehlbauer has been featured in the second edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business.
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