MERIDIAN — Special to The Star
Southern Cast Products has announced the election of Daniel Wile as president effective Jan. 1, 2014. Daniel joined the company in July 2011 and was elected vice president in January 2013. Daniel is a graduate of Meridian High School and attended Stanford University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.
Prior to joining Southern Cast Products, Daniel worked for six years as an engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga.
Daniel is succeeding Fred Wile, who has served as president since founding Southern Cast Products with Sissie Wile 34 years ago. Fred will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Sissie will remain as secretary and treasurer.
Southern Cast Products also announces the election of Rick Perry as Vice President – Manufacturing, Ken Bush as Vice President – Sales and Danny Thomas as Vice President–Administration and CFO effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Perry received his degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. He joined Southern Cast Products in 1998 as manufacturing manager. Prior to that, Perry worked for Texas Steel, a steel foundry in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bush graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in industrial management. He joined Southern Cast Products in 2004 and since 2005 has been sales manager. Bush worked previously for Laurel Machine and Foundry in Laurel, Miss., and Hol-Mac Corporation, a fabricator in Bay Springs, Miss.
Thomas graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in accounting and holds a CPA certification. He joined the company in 2012 as administrative manager and CFO. Thomas previously worked in Jackson for Ernst & Young, a national accounting firm; KLLM, a national trucking company; and Steel Service Corporation, a steel fabricator.
Southern Cast Products is a jobbing steel foundry located in the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Industrial Park. For more information, please call 601-482-8518.