New Hires Help Steer Mickey Toward Banner Year
As Mickey continues striding toward its “best year ever,” the company has announced the addition of 5 new employees who are expected to play key roles in meeting the ambitious 2014 corporate objectives.
Todd Holm, a 27-year veteran of transportation industry sales and operations with a successful track record in fleet management, has been named Southeast Sales Manager, reporting to Tom Arland, Vice President of Beverage and M.E.V. Sales. Most recently Todd was Director of New Business Development for Schneider National Dedicated, a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, where he managed the Southeast territory. Prior to Schneider, he was National Account Manager for J.J. Keller, which assists customers in managing risk and regulatory compliance in the areas of transportation, industrial/workplace safety and human resources. Todd was also National Account Manager for Bandag, Inc., responsible for fleet acquisition and management in the Southeast U.S. Bandag operates a global network for tire sales and services.
“Todd comes to Mickey with significant transportation industry experience, and we expect him to do a great job for Mickey and its customers throughout the Southeast,” says Tom.
“Mickey has delivered sustainable, custom solutions successfully for 110,” says Todd. “Recognizing change and adapting to new logistics models will be an ongoing barometer to the future of Mickey, just as in the past. The new M.E.V. (Mickey Engineered Vehicles) segment demonstrates Mickey’s commitment to continuous improvement and product development. Bring on 100 more years!”
Tim Burns has joined the Accounting & Finance Team at Mickey as Controller, reporting to Greg Fisher, CFO. He was most recently a Division Controller at Grede Inc., a ductile iron product producer for customers in the Class 8 market, including Daimler, Volvo, Hendrickson and Navistar. Before that he was Controller for Charlotte, NC-based Optical Experts Manufacturing, a DVD and CD plastic injection molding plant and distribution center. He also worked for Eaton Corporation and Zenith Data Systems, both in Michigan.
“I appreciate the opportunity to work for Mickey and look forward to our challenges and opportunities,” Tim says.
“Tim has extensive financial experience within the manufacturing field, having worked at several different manufacturers,” says Greg. “He was able to hit the ground running at Mickey.” He holds a B.A. degree in finance and commercial law, and a minor in accounting, from Western Michigan University. Tim lives in Albemarle, NC with his wife, Susanne, and 3 children – Tyler, 17; Lexie, 14; and Dylan, 9.
Marlowe Bright is Mickey’s new Cost Engineer, responsible for building, validation and maintenance of Bills of Material (B.O.M.) and Bills of Operations (B.O.O.); the company’s Epicor ERP implementation; costing; and Continuous Improvement procedures. He reports to Mike Johnston, Product Pricing Manager.
Marlowe’s professional experience is highlighted by many years of increasing engineering responsibility in the furniture industry. Most recently he spent 3.5 years as Chief Engineer for Patrician Furniture, a designer and manufacturer of furniture for the corporate, hospitality, healthcare and government markets. Before that he was Product Development Engineer at Davis Furniture, and also worked as Quality Manager/Engineer for Envision, a custom model making, prototype and CNC machine shop.
“Marlowe has extensive manufacturing and engineering experience, including design, sourcing and building,” says Mike. “Maintaining Bills of Material and Bills of Operations are also part of his core competencies. In addition, Marlowe has experience with Epicor and will be a big help as we implement our new ERP system.”
Also joining Mickey recently were John Robinson, Project Engineer on the Mickey Engineered Vehicles Team; and John Pierce, Van Body Engineer. Their stories appear separately in this issue of The Spirit.