A second-generation owner of Belt Tech, Justin’s background includes work in mining services, healthcare, IT services, higher education and government. Justin’s father Jim founded Belt Tech and Justin left a successful career in healthcare administration to lead the company. He actively works on development and planning committees for the city of Bluefield and volunteers for several nonprofit organizations. His honors include being named Distinguished Young Alumni from Bluefield College and WV’s Generation Next: 40 Under 40 from the West Virginia State Journal. Justin holds a Masters of Science degree from Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering.
Steve has spent nearly four decades in the mining industry, including 25 years in material handling with experience in marketing, procurement, sales and manufacturing, with a solid background in conveyor belting, belt vulcanizing / service, wear products and troubleshooting. Steve has a demonstrated track record in sales with a strong emphasis and focus on problem solving and customer satisfaction. A graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology, Steve is a former youth coach and booster of Mountain View Christian School.
If you’re looking to succeed in a tough industry, Ryan is the right guy to help you get it done. The former bodybuilder and area heavyweight Toughman champion has 15 years in the industry with a diverse group of companies. A graduate of Concord University, his background includes working for a number of industry-leading companies including U.S. Steel. Ryan is also an accomplished musician and songwriter.
Bob Myers | Operations West Virginia and Virginia
Bob has been with Belt Tech literally from the underground up. He was hired directly out of high school by Jim Hamm Splice & Repair and has been with Belt Tech from day one. His vast experience includes work with mining and material movers across the region and he enjoys bringing his wealth of experience to help solve the material moving challenges of customers throughout the region. Bob enjoys landscaping in his spare time.
Brian Burnopp | Operations Kentucky
Brian was born and raised in Pocahontas, Virginia. After attending UVA Wise, he returned home and found the people and processes around the production of coal to be a good fit for his career ambitions. He began working with Jim Hamm and stayed with the company as it became Belt Tech. He worked his way up to become the VP of Operations for the Kentucky region, focusing mostly on producers in the eastern part of the state. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing.