Mike Tucker, the former President & CEO of VT Hackney, Inc., and a 27-year veteran of the company has joined Mickey Truck Bodies as Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth & Business Development. He reports to Dean Sink, Mickey President &CEO.
In this newly created role, Tucker will work with Mickey’s Team Leaders and Senior Management to support the company’s ambitious objectives for growth, performance, operational and financial targets.
“We are in a period of tremendous growth at Mickey Truck Bodies, in all areas of operation, and our plans for future growth continue to be aggressive,” Sink said. “As an executive with proven experience, vision and leadership within our specific industry, Mike is uniquely qualified to help us maximize our business value and returns over extended periods of time and in all business cycles.”
Washington, N.C.-based VT Hackney is a manufacturer of specialized truck bodies and trailers serving food and beverage markets under the Hackney and Kidron brands. As President & CEO from 2007, Tucker held full P&L responsibility for the business and oversaw facilities in four states (NC/OH/PA/KS) with approximately 750 employees. He joined Hackney in 1990 as Manager of Manufacturing Strategy and advanced through the company as Director of Operations, Director of Marketing & New Business Development, and President & COO of the Hackney Division. Tucker is a graduate of Duke University.
Mickey Truck Bodies has been privately owned and operated by the Mickey family since the company was started in High Point, NC in 1904. Today Mickey is the premier manufacturer of state-of-the-art delivery equipment and specially-engineered vehicles sold in over 50 countries around the world. The products are prevalent in industries such as food & beverage, vending, battery, oil & natural gas, data storage, propane, medical & rescue, moving & storage, furniture. Mickey operates a total of 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space among six separate locations (High Point and Thomasville, N.C.; Bloomington, Ill.; Ocala, Fla.; Freehold N.J.; and Berwick, Pa.)