Beverage Industry

Childress retires from Mickey Truck Bodies after 29-year career

Arland succeeds as vice president of sales

July 10, 2013

Wayne Childress, vice president of sales for the beverage and engineered vehicles division of Mickey Truck Bodies Inc., retired from the High Point, N.C.-based company after a 29-year career.

Childress joined Mickey in 1984 as its first national accounts sales manager. Throughout his career with the company, he helped it grow to become a major manufacturer of truck bodies and trailers for the carbonated soft drink, beer, bottled water, automotive battery, and emergency services industries.

Childress, who officially retired June 14, was honored at a special company celebration in High
Point that was attended by his current colleagues and past Mickey teammates and mentors, the company says.

Tom Arland, a 25-year veteran of Ryder System Inc., Miami, will succeed Childress at Mickey.