Bandit Industries has hired John Mocny to serve as the company’s chief executive officer. Mocny joined the Bandit team in February 2016, bringing decades of engineering and management experience from previous leadership roles with General Motors and Caterpillar.
Mocny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Engineering Science and Management degree from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Bandit owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey remain involved with the operations and management of the company. Jerry Morey continues to serve as president of Bandit Industries.
“We decided to bring in a CEO to take better advantage of the opportunities before us, and to help take Bandit to another level,” said Bandit Industries President Jerry Morey. “It was important for us to find someone with exceptional leadership experience, but also someone who understands the manufacturing side and can relate to our customers. John is also a Michigan native, and he shares the pride we have in our community and our state. He’s a down-to-earth leader and with him on-board, Bandit is poised to have our best year ever in 2016.”
After numerous relocations for work over the past 23 years, Mocny said he and his wife decided to return to Michigan to be closer to family.
“The Morey family has built something special with Bandit Industries,” said Mocny. “The company culture and pride that exists here is incredible, and it’s infectious. It’s easy to see why owners and crews are proud of their Bandit equipment, and I’m grateful to be a part of it all. Building on Bandit’s success will be a continuing journey of sustainable growth. It’s a journey I’m looking forward to taking.”