Whitehead Joins O’Neal Manufacturing Services as President

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Larry Whitehead has joined O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) as President.  He has extensive experience leading several large and successful steel-related fabricating/manufacturing businesses over a period of forty years, most recently as CEO of Manchester Tank, a multi-location manufacturer comparable to OMS in sales volume and employment. Whitehead is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. 

Whitehead succeeds Steve McCracken, who will retire after a 34-year career at the end of 2016.  For the remainder of the year McCracken, who has been named Vice-President of O’Neal Industries (ONI), parent company of OMS, will assist with this transition, as well as work on projects for the leadership team at ONI. McCracken, who has had a long and successful career at both O’Neal Steel and OMS, has been at the helm as President of OMS since the company was formed by ONI in 2011.

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is a subsidiary of O’Neal Industries and offers outsourced manufacturing of fabricated metal components and welded sub-assemblies. It has ten facilities in the United States and Mexico. For more information about OMS, visit www.onealmfgservices.com .

About O’Neal Industries:

O’Neal Industries, Inc. (onealind.com), the parent company of OMS, is the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 distribution and manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.



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