Our Executive Management Team represents expertise from all aspects of the company, ensuring a collaborative and integrated vision for the growth of its worldwide business.
This exceptional group of leaders accounts for a total of 225 years experience in the truck body & trailer manufacturing and related industries.
President & CEO
Dean Sink joined Mickey in 1976 as a Management Trainee, and during his 3-plus decades with the company has worked in every single department and business area, from manufacturing to operations to sales & marketing. In 1978 he was named Operations Manager responsible for all scheduling while serving as the liaison between sales and manufacturing. He advanced again in 1983 to VP/General Manager overseeing all day-to-day operations of the company.Dean was named to his current role of President & CEO in 1987. Under his leadership, Mickey has grown into the premier manufacturer of truck bodies and trailers by extending its product line from beverage bodies exclusively to include trailers, van & vending bodies, emergency and specially-engineered vehicles for a wide range of industries throughout the world.
One of the most amazing things about Mickey is our tremendous consistency over 110 years in designing unique new products for industries we serve completely outside of our original markets. We have proven time and again to be an extremely flexible manufacturer. We build a variety of specialty vehicles, and we are committed to delivering the best quality in all of them.
Carl Mickey, Jr.
Carl Mickey, Jr. has been involved in his family-owned business virtually all of his life. As a young boy in the 1970s he would ride his bike to the plant every day after school to work on the clean-up crew around the “yard.” It was at that early age that Carl learned the importance of safety, quality and teamwork, to this day the three tenets of The Mickey Way. Between then and now Carl has worked in every aspect of manufacturing, at various times heading up safety, quality and engineering. He was named to his current position of Executive Vice President in 1993 and oversees all engineering personnel and initiatives.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is our ability to adapt and change – whether it’s new technology, new business opportunities or new markets. We do whatever it takes to be the preferred supplier to all the industries in which we compete.
Greg Fisher, CPA, is responsible for Mickey’s finance, IT, purchasing and warehouse departments and works closely with senior leadership on long-term corporate strategy and vision. He joined the company in 1995 as Controller, was promoted to VP Finance 2 years later with the added responsibility for purchasing, and was appointed to his current position of COO/CFO in 2010. Greg spent 11 years in the public accounting field prior to moving to the private sector in 1993.
The amazing thing about Mickey is the enterprise-wide commitment that everything we do is aimed at 100% customer satisfaction. Our collective work ethic and spirit is unwavering.
VP, Reconditioning/Service Division
Greg McLaughlin has been with Mickey since 1983, starting as General Manager of the Reconditioning Division, which at the time handled only repairs and reconditioning from a single location. Today the division operates 4 full service centers in NC, NJ, IL and FL, and offers all repair and reconditioning services, equipment installations, used truck body and trailer sales, and a complete parts department. Greg has spent his entire 45-year professional career in truck, truck body and trailer sales & service.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the incredible spirit of family – and not just because we are a family-owned company. We work with the same people every day so we’re friends as well as colleagues. We trust each other to deliver our best work toward a common goal – 100% customer satisfaction.
VP Sales – Van & Vending Division
Jim Hiatt began his Mickey career in 1986 as Territory Sales Manager in the then-fledgling Van Division. He was promoted to his current title of Vice President Sales – Van & Vending Division in 1995. Under his management the division has branched out aggressively from its original dry freight line to include refrigerated and full-service vending bodies, and is also the world’s larges manufacturer of moving bodies. The van division is now the 5th largest manufacturer in the U.S. All told Jim has spent 27 years in the transportation industry in various sales roles.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the number of national accounts we service from this single manufacturing location. There are two reasons for that: consistency of build and consistency of commitment.
VP – Human Resources
Gail Wells, PHR, joined Mickey in 1997 as Human Resources Manager responsible for recruiting, employee training, the 401(k) program, and workers’ compensation insurance and administration. She was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources in 2011. At Mickey, Gail has revamped and automated the company’s HR policies and procedures and introduced a variety of new training and orientation programs to foster a “starting right” environment. Prior to Mickey she spent 25 years with a major furniture manufacturer in a variety of HR roles serving 1,700 employees. She is a Past President of the HR Association of
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the tremendous opportunity for advancement for all employees. I am a perfect example of that.
Matthew Sink joined his family’s business full time in 2007 following his graduation from Virginia Tech, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. However his Mickey career began long before his college education ended. As a teenager, Matt, great grandson of company founder Will Franklin Mickey, worked in building maintenance after school and during summers, and his college breaks were spent working on the assembly line inside the plant. In his current role as Manufacturing Manager he is responsible for safety, quality and manufacturing.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the quality of our employees at all levels. We have world class workers, managers, supervisors and executives who are all absolutely dedicated to the company and the customer.
VP, New Product R&D
Noel DiBona, a Chemical Engineer, joined Mickey in 2010 as Vice President Engineering, Purchasing & Project Services to spearhead the implementation of the new Mickey Engineered Vehicles Division, which offers unique technology to the specialty vehicles industry for medical, oil & gas and emergency response-related applications. In 2013 he was promoted to his current position, where he is dedicated exclusively to the development of profitable new revenue opportunities for Mickey. Noel has over 25 years of experience with major corporations such as Kraft General Foods, The Clorox Company, Fluor Corporation, and Tetra Tech. He served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger and held research positions at the Chemical Research Development & Engineering Lab in Edgewood, MD, where he contributed several patents for the decontamination of chemical warfare agents.
The amazing thing about Mickey is our ability to develop products for totally new client industries by listening carefully to the customer and then leveraging our existing experience and expertise.
VP Sales – Beverage & Engineered Vehicles
Tom Arland came to Mickey after a 25-year career with Ryder System, Inc. where he guided a multi-million dollar business unit to revenue growth and enhanced profitability; efficient cost reduction; a safe work environment; and increased customer and employee satisfaction. He was most recently Director of Operations, Mid Atlantic Business Unit, responsible for 25 facilities with 237 employees in 3 states.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the pride people take in working here. When someone tells you they work for Mickey you can hear the energy in their voice. That energy is absolutely contagious.
Alex Sink joined the family business in 2010 following his studies in Europe, where he earned two International MBAs – one from Hochschsule Bremen in Germany and the other from the University of Hertfordshire in London. In his current role he is responsible for communicating the company’s full range of products and capabilities to existing Mickey customers. Alex played on six NC state AAU championship teams and one national championship team.
Like his older brother Matthew, Mickey’s Manufacturing Manager, Alex spent his boyhood summers working in the plant at various jobs, including numerous welding assignments. Of course he left plenty of time for baseball.He was also a member of the University of Tennessee baseball team that went to the 2005 Division 1 College World Series.
The most amazing thing about Mickey is the way we respond to customer needs. We take the extra steps to develop products and features that help our customers be more efficient and profitable. That’s what we’re all about.
Wayne Childress joined Mickey in 1984 as the company’s first National Accounts Sales Manager, concentrating mainly on the beverage industry, and during his tenure has opened up several key markets, including battery, bottled water, emergency vehicles and oil & gas. He was named Vice President of Corporate Sales in 1991. Since 1984 the company’s U.S. market share has more than doubled. Wayne spent his entire professional career in sales within the beverage industry – a total of 42 years.He retired from Mickey in 2013 and serves in his current role as Executive Advisor to the leadership team in matters of customer service and product innovation.
What’s most amazing about Mickey is that you can see our trucks on the road in places like the Middle East, South America, Russia, Ghana – made right here in High Point, NC. Virtually everywhere in the world, they know our name and they know who we are.
The Mickey Vision: To strengthen our position as the Recognized Business Leader in all industries we serve by continually improving our design and manufacturing capabilities; enhancing our customer support services; and empowering our employees to make decisions that are in the best interests of our company and our customers.