Mickey Truck Bodies announced a major transition within its executive leadership team that will take effect Jan. 1, 2019, including the naming of Mike Tucker as president & CEO.
Dean Sink, currently chairman, president, and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies and Mickey Ventures & Holdings (MV&H), will become executive chairman of both companies.
Tucker, currently executive VP strategic growth & business development for Mickey Truck Bodies, will succeed Sink as president & CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies. This marks the first time in the company’s 114-year history that a non-Mickey family member will be responsible for all day-to-day operations, including manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering, IT, HR and finance.
Carl Mickey Jr., currently senior executive VP for Mickey Truck Bodies, will become chairman of both Mickey Truck Bodies and MV&H.
Sink, currently VP and director of corporate operations for Mickey Truck Bodies, will become executive vice president of both Mickey Truck Bodies and MV&H. He will retain responsibility for Mickey truck Bodies Safety & Quality programs – the company’s No. 1 and No. 2 priorities - and in that capacity will report directly to Tucker. He will also ensure that Mickey represents its strong family values and culture within the communities and industries it serves.
Fisher, currently senior executive VP for MV&H, will become president & CEO of that company. He has been with Mickey Truck Bodies for 24 years, serving in key finance and operations positions during one of the most prolific growth periods in the history of the company.
In his new role, Sink will focus more strategically on growth and diversification outside of Mickey’s core business, which is manufacturing quality delivery equipment and specially-engineered vehicles for industries such as food & beverage, vending, battery, oil & natural gas, data storage, propane, medical & rescue, moving & storage and furniture. He will work closely with the rest of the new Mickey Ventures & Holdings Team (Sink, Mickey, Fisher and Noel DiBona, VP Innovation) to identify solid opportunities – both organic and via acquisition - that will ensure the growth of Mickey Truck Bodies while preserving the values of this privately-owned, family-owned business.
Tucker joined Mickey in January 2018 in his current role to work with its Team Leaders and Senior Management in driving the company’s ambitious objectives for growth, performance, operational and financial targets. Prior to Mickey he was President & CEO of VT Hackney, Inc., and a 26-year veteran of that company. “Mike has the proven leadership skills within our core business, and since joining Mickey he has earned the respect and support of all our operations teams,” says Sink. “His vision, experience and energy make him the ideal person to oversee the entire day-to-day operation of Mickey Truck Bodies. I expect a very smooth transition and have total confidence that Mike will keep us moving in a very positive direction.”