Meet the ISM Team - Mike Reid
Mike Reid's video interview
Mike Reid - ISM Account Manager
Born and raised in Colorado, Mike Reid graduated from Lincoln High School (Denver Colorado) in 1977. Mike Jokes that he has not gone very far in his life since the high school he graduated from 42 years ago is only a few blocks away.
After high school, Mike had a 25-year career in a Stainless-Steel manufacturing plant, where he excelled in many positions throughout his time with the company. He started at the plant as a laborer on the company's welding team before moving up to nightshift Foreman and then dayshift Foreman. As the years went by, he upheld positions as Production Manager, Head of Quality (where he set up the beginning of the plant's ISO department), and Environmental Manager. As the Environmental Manager, Mike has the unique undertaking of working with the EPA and was able to reduce the amount of ozone-depleting chemicals the plant was putting into the environment.
What's more impressive is that during the period with the plant, Mike put himself through college. He obtained his Associates Degree first, then his Undergraduate in Finance and International Business at the University of Colorado. All of this while working full-time. It took a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but he did it!
Mike has been at ISM for nine years and is one of the liveliest characters at ISM. He loves to make his coworkers and customers laugh. He's also extremely dedicated and shows up for work early every morning. As a people-person, Mike enjoys conversations with customers on the phone and helping them find parts that fit in their design or application.
Mike is proudly the same age as the Denver Broncos (60 years old) and has always been a Broncos fan. In fact, he and his wife Debbie are both fans and enjoy watching sports on the weekends. Mike and Debbie have an exciting new addition to their family as of this year, a little Corgi named Rilee, who they shower with their attention and affection. Mike's sister adopted a dog from the same litter (Saylor), so Rilee can hang out with her sibling often. On dog day at ISM, Debbie will bring in both Corgi's, which always brings joy to the office.