Briggs International CEO David Bratton this week announced the promotion of Mike Winemiller to the position of president of Briggs International, effective immediately. With Bratton’s new role as CEO of Sammons Enterprises, Winemiller will take on responsibilities for the growth of the Briggs organization.
“Mike’s 28-year tenure speaks to his positions of ever-increasing responsibility within the Briggs organization,” Bratton said. “He has served in a variety of operational and management roles, consistently making contributions. After 28 years, you can rest assured that he aligns with our culture and lives our values. It was Winemiller’s experience and management skills that enabled him to successfully navigate Briggs through one of the most difficult economic climates since the Great Depression.”
Winemiller joined the Briggs Weaver’s Equipment Group in June of 1983, which subsequently became Briggs Equipment in 1996. Winemiller’s extensive operational experience includes serving as Briggs’ West Coast regional manager, responsible for Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., San Diego and Las Vegas, as well as North Texas regional manager responsible for Dallas operations. In 2006, Winemiller was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer, and in 2007 was promoted to his current position as president of Briggs Equipment’s U.S. operations.
Dallas-based Sammons Enterprises is a diverse holding corporation that owns and operates companies in three core business sectors — financial services, equipment distribution, and hospitality and real estate.
Briggs International, the equipment distribution sector of Sammons Enterprises, is comprised of Briggs Equipment, with U.S. operations headquartered in Dallas; Briggs Equipment, Mexico operations headquartered in Mexico City; and Briggs Equipment U.K., headquartered in Cannock, England. It is No. 24 on the RER 100.