MCAA | Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher – Director-at-Large

Mike serves as the president and CEO of Centro Inc., a specialty distributor and sales representative company focused on customers where flow control of fluids, solids and gases is critical to the success of the manufacturing process. The company sells a range of products from commodities to highly engineered, extremely technically sophisticated products that are applied in a range of industries. The company is organized into 6 product focused divisions each of which provides specific services to customers and resellers in process industries such as: refining, food & beverage, chemical, power, pulp & paper and general manufacturing.

Mike has a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing from Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH. He has over 30 years of experience in senior sales and distributor marketing positions at various levels of responsibility in large industrial companies including: Norton Abrasives (now Saint-Gobain Abrasives), Thomas & Betts (now ABB), Square D Company (now Schneider Electric) and Kennametal. Mike and his former partner David Forell acquired Centro in 2001.

Over the past 14 years Centro has been a finalist for the Memphis Small Business of the year four times, winning the Small Business of the Year award in 2012. Centro has also been a finalist in the Memphis Business Journal’s Best Places to Work program. In 2015 Centro was recognized by the Memphis Business Journal by receiving the Pacesetter Award for three years of average growth of 45%. In 2013 Centro made it onto the Top 100 Privately Held Companies list and remains on that list in 2015.

Mike was elected to the MCAA Board in November 2015 as a Director-at-Large.