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Our Business​ ​ ​

Our headquarters are in Kansas City, and we have regional offices in Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. See our locations. In addition to our own labs, we operate research facilities for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense.

We are one of two entities in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, for the Department of Energy. We've managed NREL since its beginning in 1977.


Our programs include research in:

MRIGlobal performs contract research and development, test and evaluation, operations and management services for government and industry.

MRIGlobal 2014 Annual Report (pdf)



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Our History

Founded in 1944, our company has built a reputation for innovation, technical excellence, and problem solving.


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Born out of the desire to bolster the post-war Midwestern economy, our company was established with a mission to supply needed research for industry and to encourage programs using regional resources.

Now we are an internationally acclaimed center for applied research and technology development. Our accomplishments range from pioneering efforts in environmental and cancer research to cutting-edge work in drug development and high-precision automation technology.

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History of MRIGlobal

William A. Hall, Chairman of the MRIGlobal Board of Directors, gives an overview of MRIGlobal's 1944 beginnings in Kansas City as Midwest Research Institute. This presentation is part of KCPT's KC Startups, produced by Outpost Worldwide.


Our Leadership

We are governed by a MRIGlobal Board Leadership comprised of science, business, community, and nonprofit leaders. 

Our executive team possesses a broad array of experience—from the laboratory to the board room—as well as considerable expertise in science and engineering, business strategy, and technology development.​

  Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, MRIGlobal

Dan E. Arvizu, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, MRIGlobal
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

R. Thomas Fleener
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, MRIGlobal

Dan E. Arvizu, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, MRIGlobal
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Linda D. Evans
Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, MRIGlobal

Michael J. Ehret
Senior Vice President and Director of Research Operations, MRIGlobal

Linda D. Evans
Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, MRIGlobal

Reachel Beichley, J.D.
Vice President and General Counsel,

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Our Communities

As a corporation and as individual employees, we take considerable pride in our communities.

We look for ways to give back through business outreach, civic and community projects, educational outreach, and charities. We feel strongly about community participation and stewardship. Read more about our involvement here.

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MRIGlobal Commitment to USFIRST/STEM Education with Paseo
Through its commitment to STEM education, MRIGlobal sponsors, mentors, coaches the FIRST robotics team at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.This video is a portion of KCPT's KC Startups, produced by Outpost Worldwide.



Get in touch with us!

MRIGlobal Headquarters
425 Volker Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2241

General Information:
(816) 753-7600

How can we help you?
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Business Development
Dr. John Stanley (ext. 1160)

Corporate Communications
Ms. Kelly Byrnes (ext. 5124)

Federal Programs
Dr. John Stanley (ext. 1160)

Media Inquiries
Ms. Pam Sharitz-Tesch (ext. 1968)

Technical Inquiries
Dr. Dan Kuchynka (ext. 1588)

Human Resources
MRIGlobal Career Center

Mr. Jeff Shular (ext. 1749)

Mr. James Cooper (ext. 1427)

Chemical Repository Purchases
Ms. Leslie Karlin (ext. 1510)

Ms. Katherine Hampton (ext. 1923)

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