Cavco Industries Names Mickey R. Dragash General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
Cavco Industries, Inc. (“Cavco” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has named Mickey R. Dragash (“Mick”) as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary effective February 6, 2019.
In his new role, Mr. Dragash will lead Cavco’s legal and compliance functions. Mr. Dragash will also serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Management team and will report to Dan Urness, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer.
“Mick is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” commented Dan Urness, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer. “He is a proven executive with extensive experience in leading legal and compliance functions and supporting strategic initiatives across an organization. Mick’s thoughtful judgment and business-focused approach will be an asset as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead Cavco’s legal team and compliance function,” added Mr. Dragash. “I look forward to working closely with Dan, the leadership team, and the Board of Directors to build on the Company’s long-term success.”
Mickey R. Dragash’s Background
Mr. Dragash brings significant legal, compliance and operational experience to Cavco. From June 2015 to September 2017, Mr Dragash served as Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Swift Transportation, Inc. (n/k/a Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (“Swift”)). Prior to joining Swift, Mr. Dragash was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Gordon Trucking, Inc. (n/k/a Heartland Express, Inc.) from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Dragash also served as Associate General Counsel for DHL Supply Chain Solutions from 2010 to 2013 and Assistant General Counsel at Walmart Stores, Inc. from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Dragash also worked in private legal practice as an Associate for the Ohio-based law firm Roetzel & Andress, LPA. Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Dragash worked in various business and operational capacities for both Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. and Roadway Express, Inc. (n/k/a YRC Worldwide, Inc.)
Mr. Dragash received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace University (Ohio), obtained a Master of Science degree in Transportation Systems and Logistics Management from the University of Denver and acquired his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Dragash is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts of Indiana and Ohio. He is also admitted to the State Bar of Arizona as in-house counsel.
About Cavco Industries, Inc.
Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and Company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured homes in the United States, based on reported wholesale shipments, marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Chariot Eagle and Lexington Homes.
The Company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins, and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. Cavco’s mortgage subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, is an approved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer, a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issuer that offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and home-only loans to purchasers of factory-built homes. Our insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty, provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes.
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