Libertyville's MBX Systems names new president

  • The new headquarters of technology manufacturer MBX Systems in Libertyville Thursday. The company designs and manufactures custom-built hardware for software developers in 40 industries.

      The new headquarters of technology manufacturer MBX Systems in Libertyville Thursday. The company designs and manufactures custom-built hardware for software developers in 40 industries. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Chris Tucker was named president of MBX Systems.

    Chris Tucker was named president of MBX Systems.

  • Tom Crowley is founder and CEO of MBX Systems in Libertyville.

    Tom Crowley is founder and CEO of MBX Systems in Libertyville.

 
 
Posted5/30/2018 12:01 AM

MBX Systems, a manufacturer of custom server hardware for software developers and cloud service providers, today announced the promotion of Chris Tucker to company president.

He takes this position after 10 years with MBX, including several years of serving on the executive team. He succeeds Jill Bellak, who remains a special adviser to the management team after a 19-year career with the organization.

 

MBX is one of the few companies in the country that focuses exclusively on designing and manufacturing server appliances that come preloaded with software applications for use in corporate data centers and other business settings.

The personnel transition comes as MBX continues to grow, introduce new software tools and expand its engineering, fulfillment and support services that simplify customer management of their hardware programs. Recent expansions to the company's portfolio include multi-rack deployments, as well as the launch of MBX HatchTM, a software toolset that brings the entire process of managing a hardware program into a single user interface, providing advanced support for high variability needs and other tools not available from other suppliers.

"MBX is transforming the role of a manufacturing partner. Our vision is to deliver a unique platform of services and software to advanced technology companies deploying hardware-based solutions," Tucker said.

Tucker joined MBX in 2007, moving into the director of business development role in 2011 and the vice president of customer engagement position in 2015. In that position, he oversaw business development, account management and marketing. Before joining MBX, he worked in sales management roles for several Chicago-area companies.

MBX started in Island Lake in 1995, then expanded to Wauconda before moving to Libertyville.

"Chris has been a critical member of both our customer-facing and executive management teams, and in both capacities has been instrumental in driving our business growth over the last decade," said MBX CEO Tom Crowley. "This new role reflects our confidence in his ability to help move the company into new markets, differentiate our services, and continue more than 20 years of growth and profitability."

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