One of the latest additions to the A.G.T. family is Mike Collier, our Production and Inventory Assistant. His responsibilities include quality control, purchasing, shipping, and receiving. Mike’s previous experiences in the Army and the food distribution industry provide him with many of the tools necessary to perform these tasks. He is also capable of assisting in other areas as needed such as answering questions from customers, handling radioactive material, and troubleshooting computer issues.
Mike is originally from northwest Ohio, near Lima, where he graduated from Allen East High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served as an Infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During his enlistment he was deployed to Panama and Egypt for peacekeeping operations. He also served two years in Germany where he helped train American and European military forces for their normal NATO commitments, as well as additional peace keeping operations in Bosnia. His training includes Airborne and Air Assault and he is a recipient of the Expert Infantryman Badge.
After eight years in the Army, Mike attended The Ohio State University where he studied History and German. In 2012 Mike married Jessica and became father to Lila, his wife’s daughter. In April 2013, his wife gave birth to a baby girl, whom they named Merida after the main character in the Disney movie “Brave”. Besides spending time with his family and their Bernese Mountain Dog Alix, Mike is an avid reader of fantasy and military history with a special interest in Napoleonic and medieval history. During the fall he can be found rooting on his favorite football teams The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoys painting and modeling military miniatures for war games.