Mike Altendorf joined Do it Best Corp. in March 2009 as the director of IT business planning and architecture. He was appointed to the position of vice president of Information Technology in October 2009. Mike was previously employed for 22 years at another hardware co-op, with the last five of those years serving as the vice president of IT. He was also employed at Flexco, a global manufacturer and wholesaler of products for belt conveyors, where he served as the director of IT.
Mike was on the faculty at Northern Illinois University and served on the Economic Restructuring Committee of the Batavia (IL) Main Street Program (an organization that promotes economic vitality and historic preservation for downtowns) before relocating to Indiana. In the Fort Wayne community he serves on the IPFW professional advisory board for the Department of Computer Science, on the board of advisors for Eleven Fifty Academy in Carmel, IN (a non-profit computer programming training organization), on the IT board committee for the Parkview Health System, and on the Parkview Foundation Board. He is the chairman of the board of directors for the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. Mike is also a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
As vice president of information technology, Mike is responsible for all IT-related programs. This includes setting the strategic leadership of IT and overseeing development and project management, data center, EDI services, support, portals, PC systems and networks.