Employee Spotlight: Mike Ruane

Employee Spotlight: Mike Ruane

What is your role with the company?

I’m the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, so I manage our finances and employee benefits.

How long have you worked at Hellman?

12 years

How did you learn to do what you do?

I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University, and I have more than 30 years of experience, including 11 years at the Chicago Central Pacific Railroad.

Describe a favorite project you’ve worked on.

I enjoyed helping with fulfillment for Project Ryan, which meant assembling hundreds of cases of products for one of our biggest projects ever.

In your time at Hellman, what are you most proud of?

Helping the company become debt-free was a great feeling.

What’s your favorite quote that applies to your work?

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

What is something people might not know about you?

I was a pretty good bowler back in the day!

What do you enjoy outside of work?

I like to spend time with my family, especially my two grandchildren. I also enjoy playing softball and golf, and collecting sports memorabilia.

His co-workers say that Mike is:

A man of integrity, thorough, sincere, easy-going, and a consummate professional.