South Georgia Equipment (SGE) in Lyons, GA, and Ontario, OR, has named Tony Mimbs company chief operating officer, filling a new position within SGE as part of the operation’s long-term expansion strategy.
Noting “explosive growth” at SGE, President Robert Hinnant said the hiring of Mimbs was in line with the company’s values and goals.
Over the past two decades SGE has positioned itself as the premier provider in produce-handling equipment designs and services. Mimbs’ charge is to introduce the highly productive solutions to the North American marketplace.
“After our first conversation with Tony, I knew he was the person we had been seeking,” Hinnant said. “He had the strong Christian values we had prayed for along with a wide range of success in business, marketing, and public relations. We know our customers will love his enthusiasm and his ‘no nonsense’ approach in wanting things done right.”
Hinnant added, “We are more excited about SGE’s future than ever before as we welcome Tony to our team and are totally confident that he has the ability to guide SGE to the next level.”
Mimbs assumes responsibility for overseeing day-to-day operations of the company as well as further developing and implementing the details in SGE’s go-forward expansion plan.
“My goal is to help build upon the great legacy the Hinnants have created at SGE and to ensure that we remain the first choice in advanced crop handling technologies for food providers all over North America,” he said. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence.”
SGE delivers custom-designed and technically advanced produce equipment solutions and supplies throughout North America to provide efficiency gains for growers, packers, and shippers. As a family-owned and operated business, SGE has built a personalized approach toward its customers and their needs for cost-effective, turnkey equipment solutions.
Leading up to his new role with SGE, Mimbs held management positions with other companies which included general manager and vice president, and he was also president and CEO of his own company.
Outside the workplace, Mimbs has served 25 years in public office and two terms as mayor of his home city of Warrenton, GA.