Meet The Team

Our leadership team is dedicated to fostering a culture of “Beyond World Class Service” through the service level provided by all of our employees, industry leading solutions, living our guided values and one of a kind SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

Executive Team

George Malacos

George Malacos

Chairman of the Board

George Malacos joined Miami Industrial Trucks, Inc.(MIT) in 1976. He started as the Sales Manager and worked his way up the organization to become V.P./GM in 1978. In 1982 George and a partner bought MIT from the founder Warren Dueber. Over the past 43 years George has been very instrumental in guiding MIT in becoming one of the top forklift/material handling companies of its size in North America.
He has published several industry articles and has been very active in the Miami Valley community outside of his work. George credits MIT’s continued success to a quality and highly technically competent workforce, providing customers with “world class products” and beyond world class service”’ while adhering to a strong set of moral and ethical values.
George holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University in Business. He lives with his wife Moni in Centerville, Ohio. His son Matt Malacos is the VP/GM of the companies Troy Branch and his daughter Amy Marshall is the Corporate Human Resource Manager.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

President | CEO

Mark is President/CEO at Miami Industrial Trucks (MIT). Mark started his career at MIT in 1997, where he joined our team as Vice President of Finance. In 2001, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer. In 2004, he was appointed the 3rd President in MIT’s history. Mark provides the overall strategic direction for MIT, focusing on our long-term strategy built on data-driven decision making, coaching on living our guided values, empowerment of our people in providing “Beyond World Class Service” and implementation of MIT’s industry leading Satisfaction Guarantee. He believes that MIT’s future is extremely bright due to having the best/highly trained people on our team and representing the finest OEM’s in the material handling industry.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Accounting/Finance from Wright State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is family man and loves spending time with his wife and children. Mark is very active in his local church serving in various areas. He enjoys playing golf, reading and traveling.

Tony Argue

Tony Argue

VP of Sales & Marketing

Tony is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Miami Industrial Trucks (MIT). Tony started his career at MIT in September of 1995, where he started off in Product Support / Sales. After various promotions, he was appointed Vice President in 2008. Tony is responsible for all sales and marketing functions for MIT. His focus is on development of people and strategy to go to market.

Tony started his business career in 1993 with Shumsky Enterprises in Dayton, OH in sales.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Management with a minor in Marketing from the University of Kentucky, yes he bleeds BLUE! Tony loves spending time with his wife and two children. He is very active in the community where he serves on a number of boards and foundations in the Dayton area. Tony coaches youth sports and use to coach select and high school soccer. He enjoys playing golf, watching sports, reading, traveling and watching movies.

Matt Malacos

Matt Malacos

VP | GM | Troy, OH

Matt Malacos, VP General Manager currently responsible for our Aerial Equipment, Industrial Cleaning Equipment, Loading Dock Systems and Recycling Equipment. In addition to that he runs our short term rental operation. Matt’s journey began at Miami Industrial Trucks in 1990. He started working in the Parts Department then moved to the Rental Department and then into aftermarket and ultimately Equipment Sales. His background in these areas was invaluable in his training to eventually help design/build the Troy branch. Matt considers his team of people in Troy to be his greatest asset in servicing our customers.

Doug Strain

Doug Strain

VP | Chief Technology Officer | Dayton, OH

Doug Strain, VP Operations/CTO currently oversees the Parts, Service and Rental operations for the southern portion of MIT’s service area. He started back in 1986 and has served as Rental Manager and Service Manager prior to his current duties. In addition, he also is responsible for all of the company’s IT and Technological facilities. His technical ability and material handling knowledge is unparalleled as is his dedication to World Class Customer Service.

Mike Wechta

Mike Wechta

VP | GM | Findlay & Toledo, OH

Michael is a Vice President and General Manager at Miami Industrial Trucks (MIT) as part of the executive management team, Michael provides exceptional leadership for the MIT North Division, assisting the leadership in daily operations, providing financial forecasts along with strategic directions for the branch location in Findlay and Toledo. Michael began his career with the material handling industry in 1977.
Michael joined MIT in 1992 as the Branch Operation Manager in Findlay. There he has worked with his team to expand the Findlay business operation including new building construction in 1996 and an expansion in 2017. MIT also expanded by opening a Facility in Toledo Ohio in 1999.
Michael is a family man and loves spending time with his wife, 4 children and 6 grandchildren. When time permits he enjoys camping, fishing and touring with his wife on motorcycle.

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Locations

Dayton, OH

Corporate Headquarters
2830 E. River Road
Dayton, OH 45439
P: 937-293-4194
F: 937-293-1168
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Findlay, OH

130 Stanford Parkway
Findlay, OH 45840
P: 419-424-0042
F: 419-424-0174
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Toledo, OH

3485 Silica Road
Toledo, OH 43560
P: 419-841-1380
F: 419-841-1381
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Troy, OH

1101 Horizon West Court
Troy, OH 45373
P: 937-332-9460
F: 937-335-3721
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Indiana

P: 765-966-3297
F: 765-966-7027