Mike Rogers is the Senior Director of Maintenance and Refrigeration for Tyson Foods, Inc. Prior to his current position, he taught agriculture and industrial maintenance at Siloam Springs High School for 20 years. He was the Energy Manager for the Siloam Springs School District for 16 years.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural from the University of Arkansas and minored in Agriculture Mechanics and Poultry Science. In 1997, Mike completed his Master’s in education. Through high school, college, and the first five years of teaching, Mike was employed full-time at Frez-N-Stor in industrial maintenance and anhydrous ammonia. During his 20-year career at Frez-N-Stor, he took refrigeration classes through the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association, received a universal HVAC/R license, and boiler operator’s certification.
Mike holds six additional teaching licenses with the Arkansas Department of Education, including: a technical permit for post-secondary instruction, HVAC, advanced manufacturing, industrial equipment maintenance, machine tool technology, and welding. Mike is an NCCER Master Trainer, and holds three journey level certificates. He was runner up for 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, and currently is a member of the Senate appointed Task Force on Workforce Education.
Positioned with Tyson Foods, Mike’s team travels across the country to train on industrial maintenance, refrigeration, and reliability engineering. His team is also responsible for starting technical programs in proximity to locations critical to Tyson Foods.