|Matt Tyler President/CEO
Local to the area, Matt and his family returned from North Carolina to join the Vickers team in the fall of 1999. Assuming the role of President/CEO in 2002, Matt has been instrumental in building a world class team, diversified customer base, and sustainment of the customer first culture that has long defined Vickers Engineering. A 1994 DePauw University graduate, Matt is a current or past Board Director for Red Rabbit Automation, Littleford Day Corporation, the Southwest Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, the Berrien County Manufacturers Council, the Lake Michigan College Capital Campaign, and other various community boards.
|Matt Wermund President
A Wisconsin native, Matt brought a wide range of skills to the Vickers team ranging from Business Plan development and deployment, supplier identification and development, tier 1 launch management, development and management of departmental budgets, customer service for tier 1 relationships, and general P/L management. After earning multiple degrees from UW Eau Claire in 1995, Matt joined Grede Foundries, where he would go on to hold the title of Director of Product Services. In September of 2009, Matt relocated his family to SW Michigan and took the role Vice President of Operations for Vickers Engineering. Matt now holds the title of President, where his experience and ability will be utilized to fulfill its growth initiatives.
|Scott Dawson Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Scott joined Vickers as CFO in late 2011. Scott, a CPA, comes to Vickers with a wide range of experience in successfully running and growing publically and privately held businesses over the past 20 years. Prior to his private sector career, Scott spent a number of years in public accounting, most recently with BDO LLP in Troy, MI. He has also held CFO positions at companies in the software and manufacturing arenas, most recently at Welch Packaging Group, Inc. Scott has an undergraduate accounting degree from Marquette University and graduate degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Maryland and Michigan State University, respectively. Scott enjoys coaching and serves on various community committees and boards.
|Jeff Vickers Vice President Engineering Sales
For nearly 35 years, Jeff Vickers has served Vickers Engineering in a variety of roles, all the while broadening his unique range of manufacturing knowledge. After attending Michigan State University, Jeff returned home to the family business in 1983, where he would ultimately work alongside his parents and two brothers, steering the company from special machine building, to contract machining and fabrication. Invaluable to the ongoing success of Vickers Engineering, Jeff also devotes time as a Board of Directors member for New Buffalo Savings Bank, Hunt Investments, and Hunt Properties, of which owns assets such as Wild Dog Grille in Douglas, MI.
|Scott Gourlay Vice President Sales Administration
Since joining the company in 2000, at the onset of a ten year growth campaign, Scott has been vital to the operations and overall performance of Vickers. While holding such titles as Manufacturing Engineer, Master Scheduler, Plant Manager, VP of Operations, VP/COO, and his current role as VP Sales Administration, Scottâ€™s unique blend of Operational, Engineering, and Customer Service experience lends him to be an invaluable resource to all divisions. A longtime member of SME, Scott holds an Engineering degree from Western Michigan University.
|David York Director of Sales
David, a 1992 graduate of Vanderbilt University, joined Vickers in March 2010 as Director of Sales. The transition came easy to him after years of working with Vickers as a customer when he was Operations Manager for Grede Foundries’ Product Services Group in Milwaukee, WI. David brings 6 years of manufacturing experience and 10 years of sales experience, largely in the financial services industry where he learned the value of the customer relationship, conducting himself according to his great-grandfather’s mantra “Be Fair, Be Firm, and Smile.”