Mickey Adds Oil & Gas Expert to M.E.V. Team
Mickey Truck Bodies has added another member to its M.E.V. team to keep pace with its significant advances in the Oil & Gas industry.
John Robinson II has joined Mickey as Project Engineer responsible for standardizing, streamlining and simplifying the engineering process for Mickey Engineered Vehicles. He is also focusing on improving and innovating the processes and procedures on the shop floor for the construction of M.E.V. units. John reports to Brandon Miller, Engineering Manager.
Prior to Mickey, John was Project Engineer/ CAD Engineer/ EPDM Vault Administrator in the Custom Division of General Body Manufacturing Co. in Houston, TX. Before that he spent 2 years with ALPA Precision Machine, one of the top independent machine shops in Houston servicing all sectors of the energy industry. John has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and plans to pursue an advanced degree in metallurgy or material science. He also holds a Mastery Certificate of Automotive Engine/Block Machining and Assembly, and a Mastery Certificate of Automotive Engine/Cylinder Head Machining and Assembly. In his spare time John enjoys drag racing – “it’s a marvel of engineering,” he says.
“The positive attitude and loyalty of Mickey employees tells you what a great company this is to work for,” says John. “It’s wonderful to be part of a 110-year-old company with such a rich history.”
“John is a great asset to our team,” Brandon says. “His background as an engineer, machinist and fabricator drive his design approach for ease of manufacturing. He’s an advocate of craftsmanship and will play a pivotal role in increasing quality and production throughput on the M.E.V. line.”
Since entering the Oil & Gas industry a year ago, Mickey has built numerous data trailers and vans; chemical van units; and control cabins for several major customers to use at drilling sites.
“It’s been an learning process for us, and we are very good at learning because we listen to our customers,” says Kyle McLaughlin, Mickey’s National Accounts Manager. “We’re working closely with the leading designers in this industry to understand how the equipment is used in the field, and what we can bring to the table that existing manufacturers cannot. Our goal is to exceed current industry standards by developing innovative solutions for every aspect of the vehicle – strength, functionality, quality and appearance. We expect to be the market leader in providing this type of equipment to the industry in the future.”
Mickey employs a unique Service Delivery Model to turn a customer’s requirements into engineering solutions. The SDM starts with a clear understanding of the customer’s business objectives and an accurate assessment of the specific vehicle’s operational environment to deliver a final product on spec, on time and on budget. The process also draws on Mickey’s century-plus of vehicle engineering and manufacturing experience, expertise and innovation.
“We have 110 years of manufacturing experience, and we are renowned for our manufacturing flexibility,” says Kyle. “That’s something the oil & gas industry is not accustomed to, but is definitely in need of. Traditional manufacturers tend to design one unit and sell it to everybody. At Mickey, we build every unit to the customers’ specifications. We offer high tech machine capabilities, a dedicated sales force along with an experienced industry support engineering staff, and white glove customer service – all industry-leading capabilities within our traditional customer industries.”