Matt was born in Toledo, OH. As the fourth generation to work at Service Spring, he has done everything from pulling orders on the shop floor, engineering of equipment, to software programming and running the IT department. With nearly 10 years of service to SSC under his belt, his favorite part of his job is learning new things to advance himself and the company.
He is married to his beautiful wife Jen and they have two dogs. They enjoy traveling, climbing mountains and being outdoors. In his spare time, he works to advance his faith and plays drums.
Rankin was born in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in organizational leadership and later earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Heidelberg College.
Rankin started to work in the plant when he was 17 years old making springs and is now VP of Sales of The McAlear Group. His favorite part of his job is being an integral part of the company’s growth.
With his busy life at work, his home is equally busy with four kids and a wife, Kailey, who loves to keep him on his toes. When he gets a little free time, he likes to spend it playing the guitar, singing, golfing, and helping out at the local church.
Fun Fact: Rankin can hit his 6 iron further than his driver.
Al was born in Point Place, OH and grew up in Rossford, where he played basketball and baseball. He graduated from The University of Toledo in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1983. Al started working for SSC nine years ago and enjoys the negotiating contracts or large purchases and putting deals together. He has been married to Elaine for 33 years, and has two children, and resides in Perrysburg. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing, golfing, playing pool and shooting guns.
Fun Fact: Al competed in water skiing back in the day, and has finished second in the Ohio Water Ski Championships, and finished in the top 10 at the Midwest Championships.
Tom was born in Bellevue, OH. Tom went from high school to playing and teaching tennis professionally all over the world. For the past 38 years, Tom's passion for business and love of coaching has lead him to owning several tennis clubs in Northwest Ohio, where he taught, started an international consulting business, and taught pros all over the world his method of developing players.
Pursuing his love of business, Tom has been the President of CISP, served as CEO and President of Monsoon Interactive, a digital marketing organization and also served as the Chief Marketing Officer to a large MLM in Las Vegas. For the past seven years, Tom has served as the Senior Pastor at the PB Campus for Cedar Creek Church.
As Director of Culture and Social Responsibility, Tom is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of each team member and the communities we are a part of.
Tom has been married to his wife Gaye, and has two beautiful daughters. On his time off, you will find him golfing or doing some sort of exercise.
Fun Fact: Tom has spoken at Wimbledon and is in the GBPTA hall of fame.
Kaley was born in Peoria, IL. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Illinois University with a double major of graphic communication and journalism/advertising with a minor in studio art. She has been employed at Service Spring since August 2013 and her favorite part of her job is to develop the strategy and creative brainstorming for each piece of marketing material that goes out.
Kaley is married to Ryan Wichman since 2012, and has an adorable miniature Australian Shepherd named “Thunder.”
Fun Fact: Kaley swam competitively for 15 years and still hold records in the 100 and 200 Freestyle at her high school and WIU.
Kevin was born in Toledo, OH. He graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, majoring in production and operations management. Ten years ago, an acquaintance introduced him to Mike McAlear, former CEO, regarding the plant manager’s position at the Millbury plant. He interviewed for the job and the rest is history. Throughout the last 10 years, the part of his job he finds to be his favorite is meeting and working with all the different people who come through our doors.
Kevin has been married to Sue for 30 years, and they have one daughter. When he isn’t at work some of his favorite hobbies and activities include numerous spectator sporting events (Go Rockets!), playing golf and working in the yard.
Fun Fact: Although Kevin appears to be tough, he goes soft over his delicate roses and peony bushes.
Paul was born and raised in NJ. Paul grew up installing garage doors and openers with his family’s garage door business. After graduating from Susquehanna University and the Weis School of Business, he helped build the family business and started working with Industry organizations.
Paul has managed and directed sales & marketing in the garage door industry with various positions from wholesale distribution companies to manufacturing. Paul continuously served on multiple industry association boards and is currently a member of the IDA (International Door Association) board of directors.
He has been employed at Service Spring for seven years and enjoys building opportunities while maintaining SSC’s commitment to leading the industry with unequaled service through innovation.
Paul has been married to his wife Ellie for 24 years, and has four children. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, ski, surf and wakeboard with his family.
Started in 1962, Service Spring Corp is the first company holding within the McAlear Group. It is the premier manufacturer of garage door springs and distributor of replacement parts in the overhead door industry. Yearly, Service Spring Corp serves over 5,000 unique overhead door dealer and distributors world-wide. The corporate office and primary manufacturing plant is located in Maumee, Ohio—a suburb of Toledo, Ohio. Additional manufacturing takes place in Visalia, California. Numerous Territory Sales Representatives live within their territories to better serve customers. Service Spring also manages a distribution and fulfillment location in Orlando, FL.
Draincables Direct was acquired in 1988 by The McAlear Group. Since then it has become a industry leader in drain cables as well as a full line distributor for today’s most popular drain cleaning and plumbing brands including: RIDGID, General, and Electric Eel. In October of 2015, Draincables Direct purchased Erickson Drain Cleaning Company and continues to uphold the company’s strict quality assurance. The corporate office is located in Maumee, Ohio, and the production plant is located in Millbury, Ohio. Additionally, distribution and pick-up shops are located in Long Island, NY and Dallas, TX, and Orlando, FL.
In 2012, Innovative Machine & Manufacturing joined The McAlear Group. With over 90 years of combined machining experience, IMM is the premier supplier for machining and manufacturing equipment. Offering fixtures and molds, CNC mill and lathe machining, machine design and build, machining and CAD designs, welding and fabrication and prototype work, IMM is the go-to for unequaled quality and speed in machine manufacturing. IMM is family owned and operated with a fully equipped 15,000 sqft shop located in Millbury, OH.