Tampa McNichols Co. employee Mike Parks among victims in Gulf plane crash
Tampa's McNichols Co.says long-time employee Mysela "Mike" Parks was a passenger on board the twin-engine Cessna aircraft that crashed off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and is presumed to have died. (Photo courtesy of McNichols Co.)
According to the company, as media production manager for McNichols, Parks produced a broad range of corporate promotional, training and Web site videos that have been seen by thousands of McNichols customers and its employees. He has been a part of the McNichols Co.since February 1998.
"Today is a very sad day for our company," says McNichols President Herb Goetschius. "Mike has been an exemplary employee for more than a decade, and he was well-liked by all the staff here at McNichols. This is a tragedy that will be felt by Mike's loving family and friends and his close-knit family here at McNichols forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all the passengers involved in the accident."
McNichols makes an array of wire mesh, gratings, floor components, hand rails and other related products. Here's a portion of what the company says on its Web site about its principles:
McNICHOLS is dedicated to the one and only Triune (sic) God. Our work is committed to Him, and we are counting on Him to direct us. We believe that God has blessed us richly and will continue to provide blessings, if we obey Him and apply His principles in all that we do:
· We will seek and follow direction from the Lord.
· We will spread the Christian Gospel through our commerce.
· We will give Christian witness through fair trade practices
· Serving You is Our Number One Goal
-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist