Dale Donat

Dale Donat – Chairman of the Board

Dale was born and raised with a passion for business and hard work while growing up in Chicago. After attending Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, WY, Dale began working for the Nissan Motor Corporation. He quickly worked his way up the ranks and eventually became the Director of Parts and Service for the largest Nissan dealer in Chicago. He helped the dealership win many regional and national awards because of his leadership and passion for customer service.

Dale co-founded Mid America Metals along with his brothers in 1985. Along with being co-CEO, Dale ran the national operations team until 2011 when he became the sole owner of the business. During his tenure, Dale has been heavily involved in varying capacities with BOMA, and Vistage. Dale’s vision and leadership have allowed Mid America Metals to grow to become a national leader in the architectural restoration industry. Dale is also passionate about sports and competing, along with the great outdoors. He has been married to his junior high sweetheart for over 40 years and they have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. He currently lives in Southwest Missouri.


Brandon Donat

Brandon Donat – CEO

Brandon Donat is the CEO of Mid America Metals. He was appointed to this role on April 1, 2019 following the transition of former CEO Dale Donat to Founder/Chairman of the Board.

Brandon is a seasoned professional with more than 14 years of experience in the architectural restoration industry. He began his career through the company apprenticeship program and then learned all facets of the business. His deep understanding of the top down/bottom up approach has established a clear path for growth of Mid America Metals.

Previously, Brandon spearheaded national development and expansion for Mid America Metals as the Midwest Regional Vice President and President respectively, while still staying true to the original family philosophy of striving to be the best in the industry, not necessarily the largest.

In addition to his executive career, Brandon is an active member of BOMA – Building Owner Manager Association, IREM – Institute of Real Estate Management, IFMA – International Facility Management Association and Vistage. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, including playing basketball, skiing, and fishing for rainbow trout. Brandon currently lives in St. Louis with his wife Dominie, son Luca, and dog Finney.


Dodi WhitmDodi Whitmireire – VP Southwest

Dodi is 1 of the 6 Donat siblings and grew up in Chicago. She began her career in the industry in 1980 as the first female refinisher in the industry. She moved to the TX area while refinshing metal in 1984. In September of 1985 she joined Mid America Metals and became their first Dallas crew member. She worked her way up from the field to management and eventually As VP of the Southwest Region. Dodi is responsible for sales and operations in TX, LA, AZ, and NM and really welcomes problem solving and finding win-win opportunities. She enjoys volunteer work, the outdoors and traveling.



Iain WhiteIain White – VP Southeast

Iain White is a Regional Vice President who works with his customers and employees to establish relationships built on trust, with the understanding that each individual requires a unique experience to accomplish their goals.

Iain began his career with Mid America Metals as an apprentice in Atlanta, before moving to Charlotte to take on the role of Operations Manager. In that capacity, Iain worked in all of our Southeast Regional offices before moving into the District Manager position for the Carolinas. He is currently responsible for Sales and Operations for the Southeastern United States as well as the East Coast.

Iain graduated from GPC in Atlanta, GA. He is a single father and lives in Tega Cay, SC with his 2 boys Benjamin & Hunter. He is an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished amateur dog trainer.