Mike Wells

Mike Wells

President & CEO

Wells Enterprises, Inc.

 

Mike Wells started working in the family business in 1977 as a route driver while working his way through college, and joined the Blue Bunny sales force in 1981 upon graduation with a BS in Business Administration.  Early in his management career, Mike held various positions culminating with a series of Sr. management positions which eventually led to his title as COO in 2007.  On November 13, 2007, Mike assumed his current position as President and CEO of Wells and today he continues to lead the family’s 100 year old privately held company. 

Mike is a recognized leader having received the Ernst and Young manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year for the central region, the Edward Deming Entrepreneurial and business excellence award, and the International Dairy foods associations soaring eagle leadership award.  Mike is the past President of the Iowa Dairy Foods Association.  He is the outgoing chair of the International Ice Cream Association, Board Member of the International Dairy Foods Association, and past Chair of the Iowa Business Council.  Mike is also a member of the Retail Owned Food Dealers Association, the Iowa Grocers Association, and the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors.

 

 

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The IBC held its third “Vision to Vitality” community forum in Le Mars October 26th at the Wells Enterprises Corporate Office. The free event gave attendees the opportunity to see how Iowa stacks up compared to other states in the IBC’s signature research document, Iowa's Competitive Dashboard, gain insight from Siouxland leaders, learn how the the region is uniting in its efforts to drive economic growth, and discuss potential action items for the community moving forward.

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Iowa Business Council members are leaders in Iowa and in the U.S.  In fact, seven IBC members were recognized on the 2018 "America's Best Employers" lists released by Forbes.

Congratulations Principal, University of Iowa HealthCare, Hy-Vee, Pella Corporation, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Wells Enterprises, and Meredith Corporation on this exciting recognition.

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Mike Wells, President & CEO for Wells Enterprises, recently shared some advice on how Iowa can continue to prosper as a state in an op-ed to the Sioux City Journal.  

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