Mickey Appoints Tom Arland, 25-year Ryder Vet, As VP Sales for Beverage and Engineered Vehicles
Tom Arland has joined Mickey Truck Bodies as Vice President of Sales for the Beverage and Engineered Vehicles Division, succeeding Wayne Childress, who retired on June 14 after 29 years with the company.
Prior to Mickey Tom spent 25 years 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.
“While a great era is coming to an end with Wayne’s retirement, we are on the precipice of potentially an even greater era,” says Dean Sink, Mickey President & CEO. “Wayne has handpicked and personally trained his successor and I am certain Tom is the right person for the job. He has already proven to be a staunch customer advocate dedicated to exceeding expectations. He has new ideas and a great team to help him execute. Tom is an experienced transportation industry professional who has successfully attained company recognized results both as a manager and a salesperson.”
“I have been crossing paths with Mickey in the transportation business for the past 25 years, and one thing I know is that people take pride in working here,” says Tom. “When someone tells you they work for Mickey you can hear the energy in their voice. That energy is absolutely contagious.”