Mike Thews has been a fundamental part of The John Roberts Company for 36 years. He joined as Controller in 1980 and now holds the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mike grew up in rural West Central Minnesota where he participated in all sports, music and many other activities. Mike went to college at Concordia College - Moorhead, Minnesota and majored in Mathematics and Accounting. His first full-time job was with Larson Allen Weishair and Company where he became a Certified Public Accountant. Mike's second full-time job was becoming part of the John Roberts team.
Mike likes the term loyalty. He is a family person and JR is truly a family entity. “Yes, there are the stockholders, but there are also the stakeholders that like working here.” He also finds reward in the printing industry and its evolution over the past 35 years. “Computers are involved with all facets of the business today. The industry has changed from employing highly talented craftsmen to employing highly technical individuals. When combined, it makes highly effective teams.”
Mike is involved in a number of committees and organizations. Currently he is Treasurer, Council member and member of the Finance Committee at his church. He is also a member of the Anoka County Workforce Development Board. Mike is a past board member of Printing Industry Financial Executives, Metro North Chamber of Commerce and Lutheran Campus Ministry of Minnesota.
Mike enjoys spending time with wife Brenda as well as fishing, boating, golfing and traveling to new places.