ABOUT MOBILE FIXTURE

OUR HISTORY

Established in 1927, Mobile Fixture & Equipment Co., Inc. has always prided itself on providing the very best products, services, and communication with its clients. Our focus is simple. We want to provide our client with everything they need to create the perfect meal. To achieve this, we have to learn everything there is to know about all parts of the Foodservice industry…from storage & handling, to prep, to cooking, and to serving the perfect meal. Our dedication to our clients comes first, always.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

In 2017, Mobile Fixture created an expanded Senior Management leadership team. With Walne Donald’s leadership as Chairman & CEO, he promoted 4 members of Mobile Fixture to assist him with continuing to grow the company into the 21st century and beyond.

Walne Donald, Owner

Walne Donald, Jr. is a 2nd generation owner and has been a part of every division within Mobile Fixture. He started his career in the warehouse in 1986, responsible for unloading truckloads of glassware, china, and various shipments of products for clients. He moved on to be a salesperson a few years later, growing the local and regional sales of Mobile Fixture. When he took over the role as Chairman & CEO in 1999, the sales of Mobile Fixture had steadily grown. Since then, the vision he’s maintained has allowed the sales volume to grow exponentially. His dedication to Mobile Fixture is unmatched and his will to win is evident in everything he does. Walne is married to Melissa Donald and has 5 children.

Ben Whitlock, President

Ben Whitlock has been with Mobile Fixture since 2001. As an entry level salesperson, Ben covered the Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurants, casinos, hotels, and schools. In 2006, Ben moved his family to the Nashville, TN area to help Mobile Fixture open its 3rd location. The Nashville branch grew to become the 2nd largest branch in the company over the next decade, only trailing the Mobile, AL branch in sales volume. In 2017, Ben was promoted to President of Mobile Fixture and is responsible for working with Walne on strengthening relationships with vendors, clients, and providing a vision of the future of Mobile Fixture. Ben is married to Stacie Whitlock and has 2 children.

Keith Murray, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Keith started his career in 1996 as a salesperson in the Mobile, AL market. His attention to detail boosted his customer service expertise and gained him an exceptional reputation in the market. In 2006, Keith was promoted to head the Contract Division of Mobile Fixture and to be the General Manager of the Mobile, AL branch. Rising again in 2017, Keith was promoted to COO of the company and is responsible for day to day operations, inventory management, and Contract Sales. Keith is married to Alicia and has 3 children.

Leigh Thompson, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Leigh began her career with Mobile Fixture only a few years ago, but her knowledge and experience in Finance goes back several years. While in the banking industry for 20+ years, Leigh has the experience to manage finances, expenses, and inventory control that transcends over many industries. Her ability to forecast growth periods, potential downturns, and other financial factors that contribute to Mobile Fixture’s success is crucial to the daily operations of every branch within the organization. Leigh is married to Hutch Thompson and has 2 children.

Chris Pacey, Director of Sales

The longest tenured member of Senior Management, Chris also began his career in sales. Starting in 1996, Chris covered the ever-growing Baldwin County market (Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach), Chris learned early on that Smallwares and supplies were what solidified his reputation of having a can-do attitude. His 20+ years of experience in the industry have led Chris to become a “Fixer”, and he invites any and all challenges that come his way. Chris focuses most of his attention as Director of Sales on developing new salespeople, managing current salespeople, and meeting with clients so the “Mobile Fixture” message is loud and clear. Chris is married to Lesley Pacey and has 3 children.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

In 2017, Mobile Fixture created an expanded Senior Management leadership team. With Walne Donald’s leadership as Chairman & CEO, he promoted 4 members of Mobile Fixture to assist him with continuing to grow the company into the 21st century and beyond.

Walne Donald
Owner

Walne Donald, Jr. is a 2nd generation owner and has been a part of every division within Mobile Fixture. He started his career in the warehouse in 1986, responsible for unloading truckloads of glassware, china, and various shipments of products for clients. He moved on to be a salesperson a few years later, growing the local and regional sales of Mobile Fixture. When he took over the role as Chairman & CEO in 1999, the sales of Mobile Fixture had steadily grown. Since then, the vision he’s maintained has allowed the sales volume to grow exponentially. His dedication to Mobile Fixture is unmatched and his will to win is evident in everything he does. Walne is married to Melissa Donald and has 5 children.

Ben Whitlock
President

Ben Whitlock has been with Mobile Fixture since 2001. As an entry level salesperson, Ben covered the Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurants, casinos, hotels, and schools. In 2006, Ben moved his family to the Nashville, TN area to help Mobile Fixture open its 3rd location. The Nashville branch grew to become the 2nd largest branch in the company over the next decade, only trailing the Mobile, AL branch in sales volume. In 2017, Ben was promoted to President of Mobile Fixture and is responsible for working with Walne on strengthening relationships with vendors, clients, and providing a vision of the future of Mobile Fixture. Ben is married to Stacie Whitlock and has 2 children.

Keith Murray
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Keith started his career in 1996 as a salesperson in the Mobile, AL market. His attention to detail boosted his customer service expertise and gained him an exceptional reputation in the market. In 2006, Keith was promoted to head the Contract Division of Mobile Fixture and to be the General Manager of the Mobile, AL branch. Rising again in 2017, Keith was promoted to COO of the company and is responsible for day to day operations, inventory management, and Contract Sales. Keith is married to Alicia and has 3 children.

Leigh Thompson
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Leigh began her career with Mobile Fixture only a few years ago, but her knowledge and experience in Finance goes back several years. While in the banking industry for 20+ years, Leigh has the experience to manage finances, expenses, and inventory control that transcends over many industries. Her ability to forecast growth periods, potential downturns, and other financial factors that contribute to Mobile Fixture’s success is crucial to the daily operations of every branch within the organization. Leigh is married to Hutch Thompson and has 2 children.

Chris Pacey
Director of Sales

The longest tenured member of Senior Management, Chris also began his career in sales. Starting in 29916, Chris covered the ever-growing Baldwin County market (Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach), Chris learned early on that Smallwares and supplies were what solidified his reputation of having a can-do attitude. His 20+ years of experience in the industry have led Chris to become a “Fixer”, and he invites any and all challenges that come his way. Chris focuses most of his attention as Director of Sales on developing new salespeople, managing current salespeople, and meeting with clients so the “Mobile Fixture” message is loud and clear. Chris is married to Lesley Pacey and has 3 children.