Michael Callison Jr. has been promoted to chief operating officer at Midwest Wheel Companies, reporting to John Minor, president and CEO.
Callison joined the Midwest Wheel team more than 10 years ago. As COO he will be responsible to execute the company’s vision and strategy. He will work closely with the executive team to ensure continuity and drive growth as the company follows it’s succession plan into the future. He was most recently vice president of product management and vice president of safety and training.
His new responsibilities include overseeing product management and managing all other areas of the business, the company states. Callison also will play a key role in positioning Midwest Wheel for continuous marketplace success.
Callison is the fifth generation of his family to hold a leadership role in Midwest Wheel Companies’ 107-year history. The company was founded in 1911 as a family-owned business. The company continues to lead the industry and, although Midwest Wheel is family owned, their employees now own the future as well. In early 2010 Mike Callison Sr., Michael’s father, and family initiated an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for all employees, giving the employees the opportunity to partake in the company’s long-term success. With the companies succession planning and experienced executive staff, Midwest Wheel has the experience to lead into the future.
Experienced member’s of the company’s executive staff include Callison, vice president and COO, 10 years of service; Adam Clark, vice president of operations and sales, 10 years of service; Mike Laing, finance and CFO, 22 years of service; Steve McEnany, vice president of marketing and technology, 30 years of service.