Max Mize - Chairman
Although busy with the corporation, Max remained diligent in his civil service. Max was mayor of the City of Anthony while the company was based there, served on the City Counsel of Kingman when the company relocated, and eventually spent 3 terms as Mayor of the City of Kingman. Requested by party leaders to serve in the State Legislature, Max was voted into the Kansas House of Representatives. Serving on multiple committees and sub-committees, Max was chosen to be a delegate to the White House for Small Business. Max continued his service into countless civil organizations including the Jaycees, and Lions just to mention a few. Max continues to serve on boards in Florida, where he retired with his wife Donna in 2007.
Along with his steadfast focus on his company and civil duties, Max has been instrumental in bringing forth globalization for small business in the region. Max was a Charter Member of the World Trade Counsel of Wichita, and has traveled the world looking for business opportunities for small businesses in the region. Max has taken more than 20 trips to the Far East with trips to China, Taiwan, and Korea just to mention a few.
As with any good leader, retirement is a point in time, not a job description. Max remains highly engaged in the operations of Mize and Company, Inc., and spends several weeks every year on-site building the company into the next 80 years.
Nathan Smith - President
Results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification, strategic thinking and problem solving, resulting in increased sales, market share, and profitability.
Prior to becoming the President for Mize & Company, Nathan spent the past five years as the Founder, President and CEO of a very successful start-up company with retail locations around the United States.
As calculated risk-taker with deep business management knowledge, Nathan worked as a long term consultant for a number of companies that ranged from small start-ups to $80 billion dollar companies. Throughout his 15-year tenure as a consultant, Nathan’ corporate career has included Fortune 500 companies such as Gallagher, Bekeart, Crafco, and Straight-line MFG.
Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in both International Business, and Marketing from Wichita State.