MVC Holdings LLC is a holding company that is owned and operated by Linda and Michael Torakis. MVC is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Linda Torakis

Managing Member, MVC Holdings, LLC
Chief Executive Officer, MVC
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Linda Torakis is the majority owner and heads the MVC Leadership Team and the organization's operations as well as Manager of MVC Holdings, LLC. Prior to becoming one of the founders of MVC Holdings, Linda was Director of Organizational Development at Barton Malow, a large construction company where she worked for 10 years. Prior to that Linda held similar positions with Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance and Household International. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


Mike Torakis

Member of the Board of Directors
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Mike Torakis is one of the founders of MVC Holdings and has 30 years of experience and deep understanding of the domestic and international automotive component supply business. Mike has a bachelor's degree from Albion College and is a Certified Public Accountant. His prior employers include Key Plastics, Collins & Aikman, Peguform (Germany) and Venture Industries, where he held positions ranging from CFO to CEO. In addition, Mike has been an advisor and consultant to several multi-national financial institutions and private equity firms for a variety of acquisition and turn around projects.


Jeffrey E. Palazzolo

Chief Financial Officer
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Jeffrey E. Palazzolo serves as CFO of MVC. He has worked at MVC's Nicholasville, Kentucky facility as well as the company's Roseville, Michigan, headquarters. Before serving as CFO, he was a financial analyst and corporate controller at MVC. He holds a BS degree in Finance from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.


Jim Palazzolo

Director of New Business
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Jim Palazzolo is MVC’s Director of New Business. Jim has been with MVC since 2013 and held roles as an Account Manager and Program Manager before serving as the Director of New Business for MVC. Jim has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Baker College of Michigan.


Alan Hicks

Vice President of Operations
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Alan comes to MVC with twenty five plus years of diversified responsibilities in Plant Management, Quality Management, Project Management, Engineering, Production Management, and Customer Management. The industries he has worked in include custom plastic, chrome plating, automotive sheet metal, mig and spot welding, stamping, roll forming and robotic assembly for all major OEMs. His experience also includes third party logistics into OEM assembly plants, sequencing, sub assembly and warehouse management. Alan also spent time in Military service in highly technical fields such as nuclear technologies as well as the infantry.  Alan is a team player that enjoys team success and when he is not working he enjoys time spent with family, boating, fishing and playing golf.


Shaun Raney

Director of Technical Continuous Improvement
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Shaun Raney, Plant Manager of our Nicholasville (Ky) facility is a native of Kentucky. Manufacturing experience began outside of the automotive industry in the family business of manufacturing fiberglass boats. In 2000 he entered into the automotive industry as a chrome plating technician at MVC. Over the next 12 years Shaun would be begin studying mechanical engineering and moving through the management levels until he was managing the chrome plating operation. In 2015 he transitioned in Quality and program management role, learning the advanced planning activity and process of manufacturing. Interested in the injection molding process, he transitioned from quality to injection molding. Managing the injection molding operation to develop and maintain process to improve overall performance. In mid-2017 he moved into the operations manager for the Nicholasville site continuing to develop the process and procedures to streamline the facilities. The operation manager role transitioned into the Plant manager role extending the streamline processes into all facets of the plant operation.


April Waters

Plant Manager, MVC Newberry
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April comes to MVC with twenty six plus years of diversified responsibilities in manufacturing planning, scheduling, purchasing, and customer service. She worked in ribbon manufacturing for 26 years. She also worked with the county voter registration office for 25 years with customer service, counting absentee ballots and posting election results.

April is a team player that loves to see her team succeed. When not at work, April enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing, biking and shopping for antiques.


Travis Hicks

Plant Manager, MVC Nicholasville
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