Leadership

The people that steer MBS Direct in the right direction, our executives work hard to ensure our company meets its big-picture goals. With over 40 years in the industry, your school can rest assured knowing that our leadership has the combination of experience and expertise to help your school meet its goals as well.

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Executive Team

Bob Pugh

Bob Pugh

Chief Executive Officer, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

With more than 45 years of experience and leadership at MBS, Bob Pugh has been instrumental in developing our integrated bookstore systems and products. Beginning as Controller and Vice President of Operations, Bob has served as CEO since 1985. Bob has also played an essential role in developing new partnerships and opportunities for the company.

One Small Step for Books, One Giant Leap for MBS

Dan Schuppan

Dan Schuppan

President, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

Dan Schuppan's insight and leadership has been a vital part of our growth and success. He began his career as General Manager of the used textbooks division and has served as President since 1985. His vision has generated over $2 billion in savings for students, while making MBS the largest used textbook distributor in the United States.

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Andy Gingrich

Andy Gingrich

Chief Financial Officer, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

Andy Gingrich has spent the last 30 years investing himself in the college textbook industry. As a CPA, Andy has been key to the overall growth and financial stability of MBS. Beginning his career as a controller, Andy became CFO of MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. in 1985 and remains an integral part of our success.

Bill Dampier

Bill Dampier

President & COO, MBS Direct

Bill Dampier has over 15 years of experience with MBS Direct. He currently oversees over 150 employees and all operation processes of MBS Direct, from adoption entry to client and student customer service. Bill works closely with the CEO to develop organizational policies and goals for all aspects of MBS Direct's services.

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Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Vice President of Sales

Jeff Miller joined MBS in 2009 as the Director of Systems Sales after having spent his entire career in retail technology sales. He previously worked at Arrow Electronics, Inc., a Fortune 150 international technology distributor, managing the Retail Business Unit. Today, he manages the teams responsible for capturing new business for MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. and MBS Direct. Jeff is based in Tampa, Florida.

Ken Rust

Ken Rust

Director of Sales, MBS Direct

Ken joined MBS Direct in 1996 and has held his current position for the last 15 years. As Director of Sales, Ken has overall responsibility for signing new business by managing the MBS Direct sales team. Previous to MBS Direct, Ken held management positions in college publishing.