Executive Team

We have the power to move walls and provide excellent customer service!

M/W International offers total project management from design inception to final installation on all of its product lines. Our team has consulted on many projects involving owners, architects and contractors who have relied on our expertise and years of experience to effectively execute the project. We take pride in being The Original Movable Wall Company. Our team includes the following with every project:

  • Design concepts
  • Extensive walk-through evaluations
  • Field-verified measurements, analysis and dimensions
  • Logistics
  • Change order recommendations
  • Installation
  • On-site project process
  • Final evaluation and check list

Joe Joseph Bucalo, President

With a background in Industrial Design Engineering, Joseph Bucalo, president of M/W International, Inc. knows a great deal about office furniture, partitions and the movable wall industry. His illustrious career includes executive positions at EF Hauserman, GF Office Furniture and the Mills Company.

Over 18 years ago, he purchased the assets of the Mills Company and formed the now M/W International, Inc. located in Akron, OH.

“When I named the company, it was in vogue to use acronyms so M/W really stands for ‘Movable Walls,’ and many people also know us as The Original Movable Wall Company,” said Mr. Bucalo.

More and more companies are embracing the idea of demountable partitions or movable walls, which can be disassembled and reassembled overnight to change a working environment and have the office space be ready for productivity the very next day.

With an industrial design engineering background, Mr. Bucalo has always kept current with developments on ergonomics in the office place, new concepts in workflow operations plus offering his clients timely information on environmental products to comply with indoor air quality standards. In addition, all of M/W’s products are Green Guard compliant as environmentally responsible in using recycled steel and fabrics that do not emit volatile organic compounds.

Even though Mr. Bucalo has the title of president, he is very hands-on with his team and their clients.

“Part of what has made M/W successful is our laser-focused attention to detail with every client,” said Mr. Bucalo. “We pride ourselves on offering solutions to challenging office environments and then making sure that we see with our own eyes that installation, flexibility and design are exactly meeting and/or exceeding the client’s objectives.”

Joe can be reached at JBucalo@MWIntl.net

Tom Davis, Vice President Sales and Marketing

Tom Davis

Tom Davis has been appointed Vice President Sales and Marketing for MW International.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design, Tom accomplished product design work for companies such as Federal Express, General Electric, Wendy’s International, Cordis BioMedical,

United McGill, and Cosco Peterson before joining the furnishings industry.

During the past 28 years of Tom’s employment, 21 of those years were spent in contract furniture, and most of that with Thomas W. Ruff & Co. in Columbus, Ohio; Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In Orlando, he was President of T. W. Ruff, a Steelcase dealership.

Previous industry assignments include a director of design role before positions in sales, new business development, sales management, marketing management, and general management.

Noted as a business builder, Tom’s experience includes new business development through major account and contract sales.  He has grown and contracted dealerships.  He has won major contracts with market segments including though not limited to; local, state, and federal government, retail, small business and the Fortune 500.  He has initiated catalogs and furnishings web sites.  The recipient of many prizes, trips, and commissions Tom is most proud of leading a team to successfully win a Geyers Showroom design award and for leading a sales team to win a national new business development contest two years consecutively.

His time outside contract furniture has been spent in entrepreneurial pursuits principally as the co-founder of a startup, family-owned minority business enterprise with his wife.  Tom, a resident of central Florida for 24 years, has been married 28 years and has one child.

Tom can be reached contacted at (407) 399-6736 or at TDavis@MWIntl.net