Chief of Operations (Kansas)
As Chief of Operations in Kansas, Alan Michaud challenges his team to perform to the highest standard while overseeing the day-to-day operations and general management of the soft drink and snack operations. He embraces technology and change to improve processes, communication and company culture while remaining true to Mahaska’s core values and driving strategic business initiatives. Michaud oversees operations at the Salina location and has been instrumental in expanding business in the Wichita market.
Starting in 1996 as a Route Director/Warehouse Manager for the Concordia, KS warehouse, Michaud oversaw the distribution and storage of products. He played a key role in the expansion of snack operations in the area and implemented a new delivery system to streamline grocery store distribution. After a restructure in 2001, the Concordia warehouse closed and Michaud’s role relocated to the Salina office. He supervised several routes and was eventually promoted to Express Route Director in 2010, managing beverage distribution for large grocery stores throughout the territory. In 2017, he took on the role of Marketing Manager and oversaw the full scope of the sales and marketing functions for the Kansas beverage and snack operations in Salina and Wichita. In 2020, Michaud was appointed Chief of Operations.
When he is not at work, you can find Michaud completing woodworking projects in his shop, riding his Harley or spending time with family.
Michaud is a graduate of Clifton Clyde High School and completed courses at Cloud County Community College. He has also completed leadership training with Dale Carnegie.