Behind the Glass Door

Mike Ward, Maintenance Team Lead

November 16, 2016

Mike is the Maintenance Team Lead overseeing all aspects of maintenance and tooling.

This issue we feature Mike Ward, our own personal “Superman.” Mike oversees all aspects of our maintenance program, from equipment installation, electrical diagnosis and troubleshooting, to creatively solving that squeaky wheel that is driving everyone nuts. Mike has been with IRD Glass for almost 17 years. Mike’s technical and mechanical knowledge background allows for efficient turnaround work on intricate machines, electrical systems, and in-house building of fixtures.

Mike thrives in a fast-paced environment, meeting the daily needs of company and employee requests. You will see him with a smile on his face wherever he goes, but be careful; he’s a talker! Mike’s workload is never-ending and he is looking forward to training in an assistant as IRD continues to grow.

Mike is a born tinkerer! At any given time, you will find Mike working on many wood and metal projects on his homestead. His love to create and build things keeps him busy. You will find Michelle, his wife of 24 years, joining in with friends for a competitive game of cards. May the best team win!! Together, they share a daughter, Ashley, and have a son-in-law, Joshua.

An occasional road trip will find Mike pulling handles on the red, white and blue slot machine wishing for a BIG win at the casino. Never hurts to dream, right? Mike also finds time to enjoy his dogs, cats, and deer hunting. Good luck at the casino, and in the stand, Mike!