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A Chronicle of Growth and Industry Leadership

The Beginning with Bernie

MBI Products’ heritage of acoustics innovation began in 1965. At that time Metal Building Interior Products Company (now called MBI Products, Inc.) boasted 3 employees, one of which would go on to be the Governor of the State of Ohio. MBI Founder and President, Bernie Zarnick, committed himself to delivering highly effective products at a fair price with superior service.

Our Headquarters Over Time

The company’s home has relocated twice to meet the increasing demand for sound solutions, both domestically and internationally.

E. 30th Street, Cleveland

Hamilton Ave, Cleveland

Bond Street, Elyria, Ohio

Years of Product Pioneering and Innovation

MBI’s team of experts has pioneered new products along the way, meeting a range of customized noise control needs for an array of venues. Check out our marketing materials from the early days of Metal Building Interior Products Company.


Continuing the MBI Family Legacy

After Bernie Zarnick passed away in 1999, son-in-law, Cree Kysela took over as President. Through 5 decades, MBI has remained at the forefront of the industry, proudly carrying on Bernie’s vision and legacy with continued family leadership into its third generation.


Standing in front of Bernie’s portrait is the Kysela/Zarnick MBI family. Pictured left to right: Cree Kysela, Cam Kysela, Lisa Zarnick Kysela, Genny Zarnick

Sound Values, Culture, & Service into the Future

MBI Products, Inc. headquarters and plant are proudly located in Northeast Ohio. Today, MBI boasts more than 45 employees and are supported by a strong and loyal network of representatives and industry partners who share a sound commitment to our customers, honesty, hard work, innovation and most of all, quality.


Group photo of the MBI team