Meet The Team

Ed Wiley

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Ed Wiley

President & Owner

I graduated from Miami of Ohio in 1977, and started at Wiley Metal when it was a start-up in 1983. I have done it all here, from running equipment to payroll, from shipping to becoming company president. As President of Wiley Metal, I am still very hands on but I spend more of my time looking at the big picture. I love working with our customers and appreciate their support. I enjoy being their “go to” supplier and in coming through for them when they really need us.

Favorite Nickname: Crunch

Hidden Talent: Turtle Hunting Extraordinaire

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: I have no idea where to start...

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? The Big Lebowski, "The Dude" always looks like low stress... I could do that really well.

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Play golf, boating, and partying. Should we be manufacturing party boats with golf simulators? Hmmm.

Oreos or Reeses? Oreos

Coke or Pepsi? Coke


Rob Wiley

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Rob Wiley

Vice President/Owner

After graduating from Purdue and working for Square D, I came to Wiley Metal 28 years ago. Since then I have been involved with engineering, quality, maintenance and computer services. Today, I am in upper management and oversee our computer systems. I also am responsible for making sure we are in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and requirements from agencies like the EPA. I enjoy researching solutions to difficult challenges and in setting up systems and procedures.

Favorite Nickname: Rob

Hidden Talent: Token Instigator

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: If it's winter and Ed wants to shovel, there's a good chance he's going to lock himself in between two buildings. How on earth do you do that?!

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? The Indian in The Outlaw Josey Walers - Lone Watie played by Chief Dan George. Why? He's as cool as a cucumber... always at peace with whatever happens. I admire that.

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Play golf, snowmobiling, and boating. I really am related to Ed.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi


Joe McPhearson

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Joe McPhearson

Director of Manufacturing

I grew up a farmer and started metal working when I was 17 years old. I took a vocational class in welding in high school, and soon was building fire trucks from the frame up. Today I coach and mentor Wiley Metal staff in becoming bigger assets to the company. I like to solve problems and get things done.

Favorite Nickname: Grampa

Hidden Talent: The ability to see a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a goal. Visualize and Attack!

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: My funniest memory at Wiley Metal is watching my kids send hot air balloons into the ceiling at a company open house!

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Superman (Clark Kent) - Who doesn't want to fly around and save the world?!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Play Golf and spending time with my family.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Coke


Brad Bates

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Brad Bates

Director of Engineering

I came to Wiley Metal fresh out of college some 17 years ago. I am by nature, a numbers related and detail oriented individual, which helps me greatly in my day to day tasks at Wiley Metal. In a normal day at Wiley Metal I can be found managing the engineering department and being a sounding board for upcoming projects. I prepare quote documents, verify internal and external costs, answer questions from our shop floor and work with customers to make sure we are meeting expectations.

Favorite Nickname: Bradzilla

Hidden Talent: Ambidextrous Sporting Phenom

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: Ask me for details, but it involves a Wiley Metal team member and a strong desire to be a ninja.

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Captain America... It's my daughters favorite. Anything to make the little girl smile!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Hanging out with the family, watcing the kids play sports, hunting, and playing golf.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Coke


Scott Meyer

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Scott Meyer

Plant Manager

I wear a couple of different hats at Wiley Metal, serving as shipping and receiving manager for both plants. I oversee two satellite warehouses, manage inventory control and serve as overall transportation guru. I have over 20 years of experience. We don’t have many “normal” days at Wiley so I try to embrace each one with a positive attitude while having fun.

Favorite Nickname: Peanut

Hidden Talent: I can dance like David Duchense (video link here)

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: Short Version - You're never too old to hide in a box.

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Ty Webb (Chevy Chase from Caddy Shack) - It's the best movie ever made!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Hunting Worms, Golf, and spending time with my family.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Coke


David Duchesne

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David Duchesne

Director of Sales

I previously worked for a Fortune 500 company doing everything from driving a truck to becoming plant manager. I immigrated from Canada 22 years ago and proudly became a U.S. citizen in 2002. Today, I spend my days at Wiley Metal looking for our next great customer while making sure our customer service group stays on task.

Favorite Nickname: Canuck

Hidden Talent: I'm Still Playing Hockey... Gretzky Who?

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: I've been sworn to secretcy. Ask me in person when I'm holding a beverage of my choice.

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Mel Gibson in Braveheart because "Life is a Fight". Are you picturing David in war paint holding a hockey stick?

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Play Hockey

Oreos or Reeses? Oreos dipped in Bourbon

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke


Rick Liston

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Rick Liston

Quality Manager

I have worked in Quality Control and as a Plant Manager for various manufacturers and fabricators over the past 30 years before coming to Wiley Metal. Today I deal with the issues that evolve from daily production related issues. I work with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers on quality issues and with employees regarding issues that stem from their work. I think it’s important that we continually strive to be better.

Favorite Nickname: Beer Man

Hidden Talent: I am a very charming individual... Well, initially at least.

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: I won't go into detail here, but let's just say Marion is a small town... I'd be happy to personally share the details of bumping into the Wileys around town. :)

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Ray Kinsella - played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. I miss my father and I'd love to have the opportunity to play catch with him again.

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Partying, Dancing, Dinner, and any fun activities you can think of with my wife. We're a walking party... Come hang with us!

Oreos or Reeses? Oreos

Coke or Pepsi? Coke


Mike Wiley

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Mike Wiley

Sales Manager

In several different capacities, I've worked at Wiley Metal since 2005. Initially, at IQL (Wiley Metal owned at the time) in Louisville, KY, I developed the purchasing department & program. A few years later, I moved on to outside sales. After 10 years in the business, I've learned this business is all about people. Whether it's meeting new prospects or taking care of our loyal customers, I truly enjoy each day here at Wiley Metal.

Favorite Nickname: Mikey

Hidden Talent: Top Level Chef... Will the Food Network see this?

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: Funniest? My Dad's Golf Game

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Ty Webb (Chevy Chase from Caddy Shack)... He's a great golfer and the voice of reason for everyone. How do you call a Judge a tremendous slouch and get away with it?

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Playing with my twin boys is always fun. I also love to play golf and hanging out on the boat.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi


Ben Wiley

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Ben Wiley

Plant Manager

I am just starting my career following college, and consider it an honor to be working for a company that my grandfather, father and uncle have built from the ground up. I am tasked with working on a number of special projects but for the most part work with vendors, employees and production in getting certain projects to the customers.

Favorite Nickname: The Mattress

Hidden Talent: Top Tier Badminton Player

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: If you have a donut, I can create you one dynamite practical joke... Ask Me How I Did It!

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? A combination of Tommy Boy and Jack Bauer. Why can't an American Hero like Jack Bauer live a little... Have a little fun while you kick butt on a daily basis.

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Play Golf, boating, hanging out with family and friends. If its outdoors, I'm game.

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Pepsi


Mary Waters

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Mary Waters

Inside Sales

I’ve spent a great deal of my working life in Customer Service. During a normal day at Wiley Metal I take and enter orders, process and track quotes for our customers, and work with our computer system to get critical information needed for our clients. I take pride in knowing my customers and their products and needs.

Favorite Nickname: Mary

Hidden Talent: If I tell you, they're not hidden are they ;)

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: The Wileys are a comedic act in themselves.

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Maureen O'Hara... Who wouldn't want to play John Wayne's leading lady?!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Go to Actions... It's been too long!

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? No Thanks :)


Tammy Allreds

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Tammy Allred

Inside Sales

I enjoy being busy and am your go-to-gal when it comes to getting things done on the inside. On a daily basis you can find me wearing many hats, as I handle a little bit of everything in our Customer Service department. From entering orders, putting RFQ packages together, submitting ECNs to engineering, or working with customers in discussing their orders, prospective parts, deadlines and other issues, I am happy to help out with whatever projects need to be accomplished. 

Favorite Nickname: I have two…Mom and Mawmaw 

Hidden Talent: Don’t know, must still be hidden.  

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: David Duchesne, that says it all!!

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Leigh Anne Touhy (Sandra Bullock) in the Blind Side, needs no explanation!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Spending time outside around the fire with family, friends, and my favorite “coffee cup”! 

Oreos or Reeses? Reeses

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

 

Debbi Bland

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Debbi Bland

Inside Sales

I have spent over 20 years with Wiley Metal, working in capacities ranging from receptionist, shipping supervisor, and now sales and customer service. I love taking an order from concept through shipping and consider myself a “whatever it takes” type of person to get a project done and to keep our customers satisfied.

Favorite Nickname: Katelyn’s Mom

Hidden Talent: I can touch my tongue to my nose :)

Funniest Wiley Metal Story: Ya know, there's a number of them but I have to say the day I was chased by a snake takes the cake!

In a second-life, what movie character would you come back as and why? Marty McFly because I would absolutely love to time travel!

Favorite Things to do outside of work: Travel to unique places and attend concerts.

Oreos or Reeses? Oreos with Milk!

Coke or Pepsi? Coke