President and CEO
Mike Wells started working in the family business in 1977 as a route driver while working his way through college. After graduating from Morningside College (Sioux City IA) in 1981 with a BS in Business Administration, he joined the Blue Bunny sales force. Early in his management career he held various positions including director of Retail Sales and Transportation; VP of Retail Sales and Transportation, and eventually Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Transportation.
In 2006, Mike was elected Co-President of Demand, Supply, and Logistics, and then COO in 2007. In November 2007, Mike assumed his current position as President/CEO. In addition, Mike is currently chair of the International Ice Cream Association, secretary of the International Dairy Foods Association and vice chair of the Iowa Business Council.
Mike received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Manufacturing Award in the Central Midwest region which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. In 2013, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce awarded Mike the W. Edwards Deming Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence Award, which recognizes Siouxland leaders who have exhibited originality, quality, productivity and performance within the realm of their business.
Mike’s favorite Blue Bunny treat is a scoop of Premium Vanilla Bean ice cream.