Retired Executive Vice President
Michael R. ‘Mike’ Wiggins is a retired executive vice president at Southwire Company.
Wiggins began his career at Southwire in 1969 in the Carrollton Utility Products Plant as a steel stranding machine operator. He moved through various supervisory positions, becoming quality manager in 1979 and director of quality in 1985. He was named director of human resources in 1988. In 1995, Wiggins was named assistant vice president and was promoted to vice president in 1999 and to executive vice president in 2005.
Wiggins has been instrumental in the development of Southwire’s 12 for Life program. 12 for Life provides educational and employment opportunities, encouraging students at risk of dropping out of to high school to finish school and earn their diplomas.