MELBOURNE, FLA.—Two new trustees were named at the January meeting of the Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees meeting. They are alumni Randy Muns of Chico, Texas, and Robert Phebus of Melbourne.
An owner and operator of several agri-businesses in the United States for the past 25 years, Muns is currently a key investor in MDCC Holdings. The multifaceted holding company invests in construction, oil field services, agri-business and eco-tourism in Mozambique, Africa. He is also a key benefactor in MCO, a charitable organization that provides support for conservation and education in the northern rural areas of Mozambique.
Previously Muns founded and developed a software and services company focused on financial services, and a technology services company that specialized in financial services and manufacturing. After selling these firms, he continued in business leadership roles for the acquisition companies.
Muns earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech in operations research in 1978 and an M.B.A. degree from the university in 1980. His M.B.A. degree concentrations were computer science and government procurement law. While at Florida Tech, Muns was a four-year letterman in baseball and team captain for two years. He was also a member of the Xi Phi fraternity.
Phebus retired from Ford in 2008 after 32 years of service in the finance area, including 11 years of international assignments. His final position was as CFO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
He rose through the ranks at Ford, holding such positions as financial director for Ford Andina in Venezuela, Ford Brazil and Ford Lio Ho in Taiwan.
He was a member of the Florida Tech Alumni Association from 1995 to 2003, serving as president 1996-1997. Phebus earned a bachelor’s degree in management science from Florida Tech in 1974 and an M.B.A., with a concentration in finance, from Notre Dame in 1976.
Robert Phebus is pictured.