Chief Business Development Officer
Dustin Smith is the Chief Business Development Officer for Merrell Bros., Inc., overseeing the strategic direction of the sales and business development team as well as managing public bid notification services. Dustin also manages some of the company’s largest event projects across the United States.
In the spring of 2001, Dustin started a small mowing business in Kokomo, IN. Beginning with a residential Roper lawn mower, self printed business cards, and barely enough money for gas, Dustin started mowing three lawns each week. By the end of this first year in business, Dustin had built a clientele of 23 residential mowing accounts. It was during this process, Dustin began to learn the value of hard work, honesty, integrity and reputation. God continued to bless his small business, and in the fall of 2006, with 8 employees, 150 mowing accounts, 45 lawn application accounts, and $350,000 in annual gross sales, an opportunity came available for Dustin to sell his lawn-care business and join the Merrell Bros., Inc. team in an entry-level management position.
Now a part of the five-member executive management team, directed and blessed by God, the last 7 years have been the most profitable and successful years in Merrell Bros., Inc. history. Dustin continues to work at the office, in the air, and on out of state projects. He lives in Kokomo, IN with his wife, daughter and two sons.
Northwestern High School 2003
Ivy Tech College, Associate Degree in Design Technology
IIOA-Registered Industrial Wastewater Professional
Office of Indiana State Chemist-Certified Applicator: 3a and 3b
Federal Avation Administration: Private, Multi Engine, Instrument Rated Pilot
Member of Crossroads Community Church, Kokomo, IN
Member of National Association of Wastewater Technicians
Member of Water Environment Federation
Member of Indiana Water Environment Federation
Member of Indiana Industrial Operators Association
Member of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association