Mike Hickey is executive vice president of Special Initiatives for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.
Previously, Hickey was executive vice president and president of Global Institutional. During his 33-year tenure at Ecolab, he has held a number of key executive positions, including senior vice president and general manager of multiple operating units as well as senior vice president of global business development. Hickey began his career at Ecolab as a territory manager-in-training in 1985. Before joining Ecolab, he gained sales and management experience within the foodservice industry.
Hickey is a member of several industry organizations and serves on the board of directors of Standex International Corporation, the National Restaurant Association, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, the International Franchise Association and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest. He is past chair of the board of directors of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and past chair of the board of trustees of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Hickey has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University. He also has completed the Global CEO Program led by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Sao Paulo and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, as well as executive programs through Stanford University and Pennsylvania State University.