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Mike Tucker Steps Down After 26 Years of Dedicated Service

Washington, NC, October 27, 2016 – Mike Tucker has stepped down as President of VT Hackney, Inc. after helming the company for 15 years. Steve Miller replaces Tucker as President and CEO.

“I have spent the last 26 years of my life working with the greatest people you could ask for to support our initiatives in growing a successful company,” stated Tucker. “The relationships we have solidified in the beverage, foodservice, and other industries allow the company to continue on a growth trajectory that will benefit VT Hackney in the future. I’m just at a point in my life where I am ready for a new challenge and believe this is the correct time for a new vision.”

Miller previously served as President of Waltco Lift Corporation and before that held the position of Vice President of Sales for Morgan Olson, LLC. “Mike has done a great job diversifying the products under both the Hackney and Kidron brands,” states Miller. “I look forward to working with VT Hackney team members and customers and begin the next chapter of VT Hackney. The transportation and delivery markets that we participate in are changing and adapting, and I feel we are positioned to take advantage of those opportunities.”

VT Hackney was recently awarded a contract to develop prototypes for the USPS related to the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program. The company has also introduced various new products over the past 18 months including the SideKick beverage and vending body, ColdSled commercial cooler, and a line of commercial shelving targeting the contractor service industry.

VT Hackney a company of VT Systems, is the leading manufacturer in North America for specialized truck bodies and trailers that services multi-stop food and beverage service distributors and municipal emergency rescue departments.  With its two leading brands, Hackney and Kidron, VT Hackney specializes in beverage truck bodies and trailers, emergency rescue bodies and trailers, contractor services truck bodies, turnkey cabs, and multi-temperature refrigerated truck bodies and trailers. Please visit

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripherals; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

Media Contacts:                                 

Kathy Godley
Sales & Marketing
VT Hackney, Inc.
Phone:  (1) 252 946 6521 x2292
Fax:  (1) 252 975 8340

Kimberly Miles
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone:  (1) 703 739 2610
Fax:  (1) 703 739 2611