CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) (the "Company") today announced that J. Vincent Mish, its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire effective December 31, 2016, after more than 25 years of service to the Company. The Company also announced today that the Board of Directors has elected Deborah Whitmire to succeed Mr. Mish as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Whitmire currently serves as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company, a position she has held since January 2014. She has served in various positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in the Company's finance department since 1996. William G. Miller, Chairman of the Board, said, "Vince has been an officer and integral part of Miller Industries and its predecessor company since 1990. As Chief Financial Officer over this period of time he has had a significant impact on Miller Industries and more specifically, its financial success. Mr. Mish has been the driving force for the financial credibility and integrity of the Company since its inception. We have been fortunate in having someone of Vince's caliber as CFO over these years. He has developed a strong financial team which will continue to serve Miller Industries well into the future. As a longtime friend and business partner, I wish Vince the very best in his retirement. It is well deserved." "The Company is fortunate to have available as a successor an exceptional person in Debbie Whitmire," added Mr. Miller. "Debbie has been with the Company since 1996 in various finance department capacities and has extensive knowledge of the Company's financial matters and operations. She is extremely well positioned for this transition. The directors and officers of the Company are pleased to welcome Debbie to this new expanded responsibility and look forward to her leadership of the Company's finance department." Mr. Mish said, "I am honored and blessed to have been a part of this great Miller Industries team since the beginning. Miller Industries is a very special company with truly outstanding people. I am extremely grateful for the experience and for all the friends that I've made. It is now time, however, for me to move on to the next chapter in my life and to spend more time with my family. I am exceptionally pleased that Debbie Whitmire will succeed me in the role of CFO. Her expertise and more than 20 years of experience with the Company will make this a smooth transition." Miller Industries is The World's Largest Manufacturer of Towing and Recovery Equipment®, and markets its towing and recovery equipment under a number of well-recognized brands, including Century®, Vulcan®, Chevron™, Holmes®, Challenger®, Champion®, Jige™, Boniface™, Titan® and Eagle®.