From left, Mickey's Dean Sink, Carl Mickey and Matt Sink.

Tucker succeeds Sink in leadership moves at Mickey

Oct. 16, 2018
Mickey Truck Bodies recently made major changes within its leadership team that it said take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Mickey Truck Bodies recently made major changes within its leadership team that it said take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Dean Sink, currently chairman, president and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies (MTB) and Mickey Ventures & Holdings (MV&H), will become executive chairman of both companies.

Mike Tucker, currently executive vice president of strategic growth & business development for MTB, will succeed Dean Sink as president & CEO of MTB. This marks the first time in the company’s 114-year history a non-Mickey family member will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of MTB, including manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering, IT, HR and finance.

Tucker joined Mickey in January 2018 in his current role to work with its team leaders and senior management in driving the company’s objectives for growth, performance, operational and financial targets. Prior to Mickey, he was president and CEO of VT Hackney, 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,” Dean Sink said. “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.”

Carl Mickey, Jr., currently senior executive VP for MTB, will become chairman of both Mickey Truck Bodies and Mickey Ventures & Holdings.

Matt Sink, currently VP and director of corporate operations for MTB, will become executive vice president of MTB and MV&H. He will retain responsibility for MTB’s safety & quality programs—the company’s top priorities—and in that capacity will report directly to Tucker. He also will ensure Mickey represents its family values and culture within the communities and industries it serves.

Greg Fisher, currently senior executive VP for MV&H, will become president & CEO of that company. He has been with MTB 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, Dean 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 and beverage, vending, battery, oil and natural gas, data storage, propane, medical and rescue, moving and storage, and furniture. He will work closely with the rest of the new MV&H team (Matt Sink, Carl Mickey, Greg Fisher and Noel DiBona, VP  of innovation) to identify opportunities—both organic and via acquisition—that ensure the growth of MTB while preserving the values of a privately owned family business.