Bandit Industries taps Mocny as its first CEO

Updated Aug 23, 2016


Bandit Industries, makers of chippers, grinders, mulchers and skid steer/compact track loader attachments, has named its first CEO in John Mocny.

Mocny has been with Bandit since February after serving in engineering and management capacities with General Motors and Caterpillar.


Moving forward, owners Mike, Dianne and Jerry Morey say they will remain involved with the operations and management of Bandit, with Jerry Morey continuing to serve as the company’s president.

“We decided to bring in a CEO to take better advantage of the opportunities before us, and to help take Bandit to another level,” Jerry Morey says. “It was important for us to find someone with exceptional leadership experience, but also someone who understands the manufacturing side and can relate to our customers. John is also a Michigan native, and he shares the pride we have in our community and our state. He’s a down-to-earth leader and with him on-board, Bandit is poised to have our best year ever in 2016.”

“The Morey family has built something special with Bandit Industries,” said Mocny. “The company culture and pride that exists here is incredible, and it’s infectious. It’s easy to see why owners and crews are proud of their Bandit equipment, and I’m grateful to be a part of it all. Building on Bandit’s success will be a continuing journey of sustainable growth. It’s a journey I’m looking forward to taking.”

Mocny is an alumnus of Michigan State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York where he earned a master’s in Engineering Science and Management.