Born and raised in Onaway, Michigan, Tom has been a proud life member of the Onaway community. He has a clear vision for his company and his community and strives to grow both on a daily basis by supporting education, imposing quality and encouraging strong work ethic.
Knowledge, experience, ongoing research and education assists him in forecasting trends in the manufacturing industry.
Tom is a AWS Life Member, State Licensed Contractor, Mine Safety & Health Administration, (MSHA) certified, certified in multiple welding processes, National Commission of the Certification of Mobile Crane Operators (NCCCO) certified, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) certified, CPR and First Aid certified, with 37+ years’ experience in the steel and fabrication industry.
Geri Ganske has been an incredible asset to MIW since 1990. He serves as Executive Manager, combining his talents in sales, project management, estimating and mentoring.
His knowledge and skill has been instrumental in propelling MIW to be a global leader in steel fabrication. Geri has mentored and developed many of our colleagues and continues to be a guiding force in the progression of our team and the advances of the company.
Geri has an Associate degree in Drafting & Design Technology from Alpena Community College, Alpena, Michigan, and that is backed by his 43 years involvement in all aspects of the steel fabrication industry.
Victor (Vic) Ruppert has been with MIW since 1994. He serves as Vice President of Operations, overseeing project management, fabrication, purchasing and facilities.
Vic has provided senior leadership in many areas of the company. He has superior skills in design, blue print reading, mathematics, scheduling, rigging and fabrication. He is often tasked with the management of multiple projects at a time. He is actively engaged in organizational management and is instrumental in developing lean work methods to improve efficiencies.
Vic received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting Technology from North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, Michigan. His community involvement includes coaching and assisting with area youth softball and soccer programs.
Growing up in a family business, Marilyn Kapp Moran brings years of experience in public relations and customer service. She has worked in both public and private business sectors and brings her varied network of educational, non-profit and corporate connections together for the benefit of MIW and its corporate divisions.
She is responsible for leading the sales, estimating and marketing team and creating strategy to strengthen both MIW’s standing in the marketplace and its corporate business development. She is also instrumental in business plan creation and grant writing.
Marilyn is Board President of the Industrial Arts Institute, Onaway, MI; Member of Michigan Governor’s Talent and Investment Board; GOP Precinct Delegate for Cheboygan County; Advisory Board Member for Lake Superior State University; Board of Directors of McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation and Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Onaway, MI.
She is a Hospitality Graduate of Southeastern Academy, Kissimmee, FL, a Certified Master Gardner and a Certified Grant Writer, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
David (Davey) Greszikowski has been employed at MIW since 1996. He works as Facility & Equipment Manager on the shop floor.
Davey is certified in Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), and is National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) certified. He is certified in multiple welding processes and is proficient in the operation and maintenance of all of our manufacturing equipment. He stays current on operations and new technologies by engaging in industry seminars and training opportunities.
His community involvement includes 4-H programs and the Onaway Area Little League.
As our most credentialed team member, Mike Mehan started his career with MIW in 1991. His position with production is Talent Investment Manager.
He is responsible for onboarding new hires to the production team and providing training for current employees. Mike is committed to continuous talent improvement. His distinctions include; Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) supervisor certified , Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certified with multiple certifications in various welding processes. He is a Level II NDT Technician for Mt, PT, UT and Visual, and certified in CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross.
Mike’s attention to detail and determination to provide highest quality product to the customer has set the bar in the industry.
Kurt LaLonde started with the company in 1994. As a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and Certified Welding Educator (CWE) A valuable part of the MIW team, Kurt manages production of fabricated projects. He is Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certified with multiple certifications in various welding processes. Kurt is a Level II NDT Technician for Mt, PT, UT and Visual, is certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TWIC card holder), certified trainer for Telehandler, and certified CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross.
Kurt is instrumental in teaching and mentoring our junior employees. He supports the community as a volunteer Firefighter, and offers assistance at the area public school for various projects and programs.
As the most senior employee at MIW, Guy Post has gained and shared a wealth of knowledge since his start in 1989. Guy serves as our Quality Manager.
Guy is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and a Certified Welding Educator (CWE), has a Level II NDT Certificate for Magnetic Particle (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT), is Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certified, along with National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) certified. Guy is proficient and multiply certified in various welding processes and very knowledgeable in the operations and maintenance of MIW equipment.
He has been active in the community by participating in the Onaway Horse Club, attending community meetings, assisting with Community Fireworks Celebration and joining the MIW Adopt-a-Highway project.
From Onaway, Michigan, Scott Speed joined MIW after High School graduation in 1997. He serves as Plant Manager at our Cheboygan, Michigan facility.
Scott is an American Welding Society (AWS) member, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified in Overhead Crane Inspection, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certified, CPR and First Aid certified, and has multiple welding certifications. Scott is a seasoned employee with many talents in welding and fabrication.
Joining the MIW team in 2016, Mike holds the position of Corporate Account Manager and is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships. Spending many years’ in the industrial products sector, he has an extensive background in sales, technical writing and electronic marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Mike’s goal is to work closely with our clients to ensure their satisfaction and drive corporate growth.
Having spent much of his life in southeast Michigan, Mike and his wife Andrea decided to relocate permanently to northeast Michigan in 2016. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hiker, cyclist, camper and fisherman. He also serves as a mentor for high school FIRST Robotics teams and also as a judge at district, regional and championship events.