Retirement celebrations as MIS bids farewell to its distinguished chairman, Stewart McLaughlin.
Anyone that knows MIS well, knows that for many years Stewart McLaughlin has been at the helm of the companies within the MIS group. Steering and managing a fantastic family-run business where quality, loyalty and customer services have been at the forefront of everything he’s achieved. However, all good things come to an end and the 7th March 2019 brought a close to Stewart’s distinguished career and the beginning of his well-earned retirement. He will depart the business on a daily basis, but remain in his role as chairman attending quarterly board meetings.
He has grown the business since its inception in 1981 to the point where it has become the market leader in both ambulance command and control systems (MIS Emergency Systems as well as the housing systems market (MIS AMS), two industries of fortitude aimed squarely at supporting people. For years Stewart ran the company treating both customers and staff as family – some who have been alongside him for over 30 years. Fostering loyalty and delivering it to those around him has always been part of the foundations of his work which has seen the company through some challenging times over the years – but which has helped it step up to meet those challenges head-on.
What changes will there be going forward? The simple answer is none. The next generation of the family in the guise of Christopher McLaughlin and Andrew McLaughlin, Stewart’s twin sons, have both been working with their father over the past five years, building upon the sales and customer base with the same pride that he had in his accomplished work. Together they will be responsible for the next phase of growth. Over the next twelve months there will be concerted drive and ambition for sustainable growth through MIS’s first-class customer engagement, delving into new markets and services that complement the businesses at the heart of what the group does today.
To celebrate Stewart’s career and accomplishments and bid him farewell, staff old and new marked his retirement with a hog roast, cake and drinks. The weather even held out for a fantastic day of celebrations.
A very happy, well-earned retirement from all of us at MIS.