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Arthur Miller

Arthur Zayas Miller, President/CEO

From a young age, Arthur had a deep appreciation for hard work, community and family. He was raised by his tenacious mother on Chicago’s South Side and accredits her for much of his success.

After proudly serving in the US Army and rising through the ranks at UPS and ADP, Arthur followed his passion for construction and started MZI Group, Inc. in 1999.

Arthur believes success is firmly rooted in his community and the people he surrounds himself with. He takes his role as CEO/President very seriously knowing he is responsible for his employees and their families.

He is actively involved with US Army veteran organizations such as Helmet to Hardhats and the Wounded Warrior Project. He shares his time as a distinguished board member of the National Latino Education Institute. In addition, he is a member of Chicago United, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Veteran Owned Businesses.

When Arthur is not working (which is rare) one might catch him on the golf course or enjoying family time with his beloved wife and daughter.

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson, VP Operations

Kim has worked for MZI since 2008 and has always admired what a family-driven business it is. Her experience comes from the transportation industry. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Organizational Corporate Communications. As the Vice President of Operations at MZI, Kim oversees the day-to-day operations and manages financial responsibilities.

In her free time, Kim volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of Women Energy Network. She is married with two children and enjoys golf whenever she can fit it in her busy schedule. Kim’s counts the parks and local restaurants as her favorite part of Chicago.

Bob Howaniec

Bob Howaniec, Division Manager

Bob has been in the general/electrical business for more than 20 years. He began his career as an IBEW electrician, and has been working with MZI since 2010. He is responsible for managing employees, overseeing all projects and business development. Bob loves to golf and run. He is married with four children, and enjoys time spent with family, especially as a volunteer coach for his kids’ baseball and basketball teams. Bob’s favorite thing about Chicago—the skyline!

Mike Media

Mike Media, VP Utility

Mike has more than 36 years of experience in managing, operating, construction planning and scheduling experience. Prior to joining MZI in 2014, he held many positions at ComEd; Chicago Field Operations Manager, Interim Chicago Field Operations Manager, Superintendent of the Network & High-Rise Group, Underground Emergent Work Manager, Emergent Work Supervisor, Principle Specialist Work Scheduler and Planner, Field Design Supervisor and various bargaining unit Underground Construction Positions. After 35 years with ComEd, Mike accepted the position of Vice President of Utility Work with MZI due to the fact that they were an up and coming utility contractor with a diverse background.

Mike served our country in the United States Marines. A dedicated family man, friend and co-worker, Mike offers strong support to all and has a love for people. His favorite thing about Chicago—the food!

Igor Kutlic

Igor Kutlic, Superintendent

Igor attended electrical school in Zagreb, Croatia and completed his college education in Belgrade, Serbia. Upon moving to the United States, Igor attended the IBEW union school in Chicago to further his studies. Igor is certified in project management and is currently working towards his electrical inspector certification.

Igor’s main roles at MZI are project managing, estimating, and superintendent. He is an active member of the Illinois DNR, Illinois NRA and Serbian club, "Krajisko Prelo."

Igor is very motivated by his family and loves to be productive and involved in any process that involves critical thinking. In his free time, he enjoys activities with his children such as soccer, music lessons, dance and basketball. He also enjoys boating and winter sports. For Igor, Chicago means Lake Michigan, the skyline, museums and sports stadiums.

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart, Safety Manager

Robert attended Joliet Junior College and began his career at ComEd. He has held various roles in the safety industry from advisor to auditor. Upon seeing the growth and success at MZI, he joined forces as Safety Manager. Safety is more than a title to Robert. From studying fire science in college to becoming a firefighter, Robert truly lives safety. Robert’s main roles at MZI are to monitor and enforce all company safety policies and procedures, provide technical advice to field and office personnel, as well as serve as a resource to project teams. He works with the VP/Superintendent and project management to address specific project safety needs and aids with the investigation of any accident or incident. He conducts weekly jobsite inspections and maintains all required job safety records including all jobsite safety audits.

In his free time, Robert enjoys family time, riding his bike and traveling out West to hike. He is a Licensed Illinois Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Level 3 Illinois Fire Fighter. The hustle and bustle of the City and the people are what Robert loves most about Chicago.

Michael Craven

Michael Craven, Manager, Construction Projects/Training/Utility Systems

Michael Craven brings more than 36 years of experience in the electric power and transmission distribution industry to MZI Group, where he currently serves as the Manager of Construction Projects, Training and Utility Systems. Motivated by problem-solving and new experiences, Michael is responsible for the oversight of construction and maintenance crews. Over the years, Michael has held several positions working in the construction services field including ComEd Substation Instructor, Field Supervisor and Senior Methods Specialist. In these positions he has managed major capital improvement projects for the electrical utility system and carried out quality control over various types of building construction and contractors. His background also includes welding (TIG, MIG, Structure and High Pressure) and splicing on 12kV cables. His path led him to MZI by way of connections made while networking with colleagues. Michael thoroughly enjoys his work at MZI. He has the opportunity to collaborate with people that he holds as close as he does his own family and also takes pride in the growth he has seen in himself and his co-workers. Michael is a family man who is inspired by rebuilding antique cars in his spare time. When asked his favorite thing about the Windy City, he couldn’t pick just one! He narrowed it down to the FOOD, downtown, and of course, the White Sox.

Garry Morey

Garry Morey, Utility Systems Operations Manager

Garry joins the MZI family as Utility Systems Operations Manager. He brings over 38 years of utility expertise from the ComEd/Exelon system most recently as the Outage Coordinator. His ComEd/Exelon experience includes Lineman, Electrical Maintenance Foreman Nuclear Station, Procedure Coordinator Nuclear Station, Load Dispatcher OCC Joliet, Shift Supervisor OCC Joliet, Transmission General Supervisor Bulk Power Lombard, Load Dispatcher Arranger OCC Joliet and Dispatcher Operations Trainer OCC Joliet. Garry is responsible for substation crew support, ComEd Operations interface and Project/Work Management, including line/equipment outage scheduling and creation/revision of outage plans for work crews. In addition, he attends planning meetings to resolve outage conflicts due to system configuration and/or other problems encountered within the ComEd system. When not at MZI, Garry can be found on his 5 sprawling acres gardening and mowing (lots of mowing). He studies Latin, Greek/Roman mythology and the Bible. He is proud to work in the historic City of Chicago on the second largest transmission-distribution system in the United States.