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Mike Pond

Mike Pond
Plant Manager

As plant manager, Mike is responsible for all aspects of the day to day activity of manufacturing and leads the majority of our most valued asset, “Our People”. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mike moved to Fort Wayne at the age of 5 and has lived in the area since. He is a veteran in manufacturing having worked across a wide variety of industries where he focuses on manufacturing excellence as well as building a strong team and a high performing culture. Mike has a BS in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University.

“Ellison allows me the opportunity to be a part of a strong management team and to help continue to build operational excellence. I am energized by the growth opportunities ahead for our company and the role my team and I play in providing our customers with solutions that meet their needs”.

Our Greatest Strength: We have a solid management team with bakery experience as well as a world class R&D center. Our business approach is forward thinking and that allows us to see the future even when focused on the day to day.

Our Greatest Opportunity: We have so much potential for growth I look forward to the upcoming new automation as well as investments being made in the company to allow us to expand sales and drive continuous improvement.

Favorite Baked Good: My favorite dessert is cherry pie but, when I choose a cookie, I choose Ella’s Oven® Double Chocolate Chip.

Favorite Food: Veggie lasagna and popcorn. I love popcorn.

Hobbies: I enjoy hockey, being physically fit and fitness training, as well as home improvement projects.

Ultimate Vacation Destination: Hawaii