Ronald J. Cockayne, Jr.

President, MMI Dining SystemsRC

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What year did you join the MMI family?  1993

What are three words you would use to describe the MMI family?  Pride. Integrity. Family.

What is a fun fact that you wouldn’t mind sharing with the world about yourself?  As a man living in a house of all women, the one superhuman power Ronnie wishes for above all else is to be able to read minds. 

Ronnie is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a BBA degree in banking and finance. Prior to joining MMI Dining Systems, he held a variety of management positions in the food service industry. Ron joined MMI Dining Systems in 1994 as a Resource Manager and later served as District Manager for the company’s Mississippi and Louisiana regions to supervise, coordinate, merchandise and control costs of the food and beverage operations and to insure MMI’s corporate standards of quality in product and service.

MMI Dining Systems was founded by Ronnie’s father, Ron Cockayne, Sr., who served as its President for twelve years of dramatic growth and success. When his father died suddenly in 2005, Ron Jr.’s proven capabilities and work ethic merited his promotion to President of, and a partnership interest in, MMI Dining Systems. Ronnie has continued his father’s legacy as he leads MMI Dining Systems in serving the food service needs of country clubs, retirement homes, free standing restaurants, hotels, schools, colleges and corporate entities.