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Employee Spotlight - Adrian Mitchell "Mickey" Thompson

Sep 18, 2023 | Employee Spotlights

Machine Shop / Maintenance Manager

Start date: September 24, 1973

Known to his friends and colleagues as Mickey, he is one of our longest-standing employees,

What roles had you previously held that have helped you learn specific things for your position today?

These are just some of the roles that I have held that have helped get me to where I am today:

  • Started on Light Assembly Area
  • Moved to Welding Area ( Welder)
  • (Machine Operator ) Machine Shop
  • ( Tool Maker ) Machine Shop
  • ( Lead Person) Machine Shop
  • ( Supervisor / CNC Programmer ) Machine Shop
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Machine Shop / Maintenance Manager


What do you like about working in the dental industry?

Over the past 50 years I have It has been a great opportunity to be able to stay with one company and have a chance to advance.


What's your favorite aspect of your job?

I personally think I have the best job at DENTALEZ! I like human interaction, and seeing the various aspects of the work we do, and in my position, I get to interact with just about all employees throughout the Bay Minette Plant every day. Between meeting production requirements and scheduling maintenance work, to working with purchasing and the accounting Department, I can assure you there’s never a dull moment!


What's your favorite DENTALEZ product and why?

If I had to choose a favorite product, is the one that I would pick. From the time I started in the machine shop I have worked on a lot of different chairs, from the J-Chair to Field Chair, to the NUSIMPLICITY. I’m currently working on the 6400 Chair.

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