Mickey Truck Bodies recently added Martin Skurka as director of engineering and named Dean Weldy to the newly created position of director of van body products.
Skurka, an experienced designer of specialty vehicles, will report to Matt Sink, vice president of corporate operations. Brandon Miller, van products manager, and Sean Gilboy, beverage/EV manager, will report to Skurka, the company said.
Skurka was director of engineering and quality for Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, a division of Pierce Manufacturing, from 2008 to 2015. He also filled engineering leadership roles with two other ambulance body manufacturers, Road Rescue, a division of Spartan Motors, and PL Custom Emergency Vehicles.
Most recently, Skurka was the plant manager/site lead for Mesker Door in Huntsville AL.
“Martin is an experienced engineering and operations executive with broad-based expertise in product innovation, cost management and quality systems for highly diversified manufacturers,” Sink said. “He has a proven track record for identifying and optimizing new technologies and business opportunities in key market segments for Mickey, including ambulance and emergency services, communications/data centers and other specialty vehicles for commercial, military and defense industries.
“We are confident he will lead our Engineering Team to the next level.
Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, and he also holds an MBA from the same school. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Weldy also will report to Sink, the company said.
He will support all van operations, including customer and vendor relations, and engineering and manufacturing custom products.
Prior to Mickey, Weldy spent 30 years with Supreme Corporation, a manufacturer of van bodies and custom vehicles in Goshen IN. He started with Supreme in 1988 as a national fleet engineer and also served as engineering manager for the fleet group and truck group. He most recently was the director of engineering for national fleets, with responsibility for design, engineering and BOM for the company’s fleet engineering group.
“Dean is a van body manufacturing veteran with experience in all aspects of engineering and customer applications in a fast-paced environment,” Sink said. “He will play an important role in helping us improve our products and processes.”