Meet our Team
- Mike RundlePresident & CEOMike RundlePresident & CEO
Mike’s family traveled to California from Iowa when he was two years old to pursue the California dream. Mike excelled in athletics at a young age, receiving a scholarship to play football for and attend California State University of Fullerton. Mike started his career in sales and started working in the packaging business in the 1980’s. He learned from the best, but saw opportunity for improvement in many aspects of his industry. He decided to start his own business, MR Box in 2000 and has been growing the business ever since. Mike serves as the President of the company, head of sales, and is the company’s visionary, helping make MR Box a leader in the Packaging Industry.
- Carol RundleVice President & SecretaryCarol RundleVice President & Secretary
Carol was born and raised in San Diego, attended San Diego State University and married the love of her life, Mike in 1976. They moved to Bakersfield 25 years ago where they raised their children, Sean and Shannon. Carol worked in the financial services industry for 30 years, recently retired and is assisting with the finances of the family business. Carol enjoys traveling, exercising, spending time with her grandchildren, and the occasional glass of wine in her spare time.
"Our boots on the ground"
- Sean RundleVP of Sales & Operations
Being raised in the agricultural community of the Central Valley, Sean has been surrounded by Ag most of his life. He grew up in Bakersfield, and was out in the fields at an early age tugging at the pant legs of Mike, his Dad, as he was out visiting Farmers. Sean attended West High School in Bakersfield and after graduating top of his class, went off to college at the University of California, San Diego. Once receiving his degree, Sean was asked to come back to his roots, and join the family business. He jumped at the opportunity to come back home and get involved in the business. Sean has been working at MR BOX since 2006, using his knowledge and skills acquired over his life to help grow the business. Sean’s responsibilities include doing all the companies sales with his father Mike, as well as handling the day to day operations of running the family business.
Sean is the Dad of two amazing girls, and is an avid golfer.
- Josh O'BrienSales | Lamont & Arvin
Having grown up in the small agricultural community of Shafter, CA, Josh loves working at MR Box, which he describes as “being outside, kicking dirt with farmers”. He actually does Sales and Customer Service out of our Lamont yard, which he runs with his team to supply growers with all the packaging they need for their grapes, watermelons, tree fruit, and more.
Josh joined the MR Box family in 2009, shortly after joining the Rundle family, when he married Mike’s daughter, Shannon, in 2008. Since then, he has been working hard to teach Shannon how to properly grill meat and tie a fishing knot, things he now is teaching his two sons. You might catch Josh out fishing or hunting dove, watching his Chicago Bears, or playing a round of golf with Sean—if you do, be sure to say hello!
- Corie RundleSales | Flexible Packaging
Corie was born in raised in Kingsburg, California, so she has been surrounded by family and friends in the agricultural world from the very beginning. After graduating from Kingsburg High School she attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia where she played softball for two years. She then transferred to Fresno State where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. Corie was offered a Job with Takeda Pharmaceuticals and that is what relocated her to Bakersfield in 2006. This is when she met Sean, they were married in 2010. Corie was a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for seven years, it was after the birth of their first daughter Reese that she decided to come and work for the family business. In 2015 Corie and Sean welcomed their second daughter Rylinn to the MR BOX family. Corie loves working with the growers and sales teams to help their marketing visions come to life. She can help you create and design new artwork or logos for bags, boxes and labels. If you are in need of any type of packaging to get your produce from the field to the store she is your girl.
- Michael RundleSales | Pacific Northwest
Michael or “Little Mike” as some call him, is the nephew of MR BOX owner Mike Rundle. Michael joined the MR BOX team in January of 2015, and uses his background in sales and business development to help grow the MR BOX footprint throughout the NW. He is currently in charge of Sales/Service in the Northwest including Oregon, Washington, and BC. Our warehouse in NW Washington brings him back to some of his roots. He graduated and played college baseball at the University of Washington-Go Dawgs!
Michael states-“It is the goal of the Northwest Team to grow on the foundation of the MR BOX operations in California-which is to provide the best products, the best people, and the best service to all of our current and future customers”
Michael grew up in Bend, OR and also currently resides there with his wife Melissa and 2 children Riley and Parker. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, golfing, and watching football and baseball.
"If you need something they will make it happen"
- Shannon O'BrienOffice ManagerShannon O'BrienOffice Manager
Shannon has been here at MR Box from day one, working alongside her dad Mike to set up the Billing, Processing, and Shipping & Receiving systems the we use every day. She runs our main office in Richgrove, CA, and has her fingers in everything that goes on at MR Box. If you’ve got a question, she will get you an answer.
Not content with just being our “office mom”, Shannon is also a real mom, to two boys Brennan and Colin. Juggling her boys, her big mastiff Duke, and husband Josh, she is still able to get the job done for us and our customers, just like she will for you!
- Maricruz ContrerasInventory ManagementMaricruz ContrerasInventory Management
Maricruz was born and raised in the small agricultural town of Delano, CA. After graduating from Delano High, she moved to Santa Barbara to attend University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a BA in Sociology in 2010. She moved back to Delano in 2011 after missing the small town. In 2013 Maricruz joined the MR Box Team, where she now manages inventory for our 3 locations. When she is not in the office you will see her out in the yard, counting and checking inventory.
Maricruz enjoys spending time with family and friends or heading out of town for a mini vacation.
- Doris OrozcoInvoicing & PayrollDoris OrozcoInvoicing & Payroll
Doris was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico and lived there until the age of four. Her family then moved to the Bronx, New York, and at the age of nine, her family relocated to Delano, CA. Doris spent the rest of childhood in Delano graduating from Delano High. After high school, Doris married and had two beautiful daughters while working in the dental field. In 2011, Doris joined the MR Box team where she now handles our HR and payroll, along with billing.
- Pedro ContrerasWarehouse & Production SupervisorPedro ContrerasWarehouse & Production Supervisor
Pedro has been working for MR BOX for over 10 years helping build the company into what it is today. Pedro is a long time Delano resident, got his GED from Delano Adult School and attended BC receiving a degree as an automotive specialist. He is the proud Dad of six children, four boys, and twin girls. Pedro keeps our yard running like a finely tuned machine, there is nothing he can't fix or adjust in order to get the most out of it. Pedro takes pride in making sure that our customers receive the best quality products in a timely manner.