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Mike Uckele


Mike Uckele

CEO & President


Michael Uckele is a certified nutritionist and third-generation owner of Uckele Health & Nutrition. Active in the business from a very young age, Mike started full-time in 1992 after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He later attended American Health Sciences University in Nutrition, earning a degree as a Certified Nutritionist.

Responsible for substantially growing the Uckele brand Equine product line, he also originally developed and launched the Uckele Human and Canine product lines for the company.  Under his leadership, more emphasis has been put forth on contract manufacturing which has now become the major revenue generator of the company.  Since Mike purchased the business in 2005, Uckele Health & Nutrition has grown nearly 1000%.  Several brand acquisitions, the addition of the Toledo manufacturing plant, and multiple facility expansions of over 75,000 square feet at the Blissfield facility have all been part of the growth.

For the last ten consecutive years, Uckele was ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the fastest-growing, private companies in America.  In addition, Uckele Health & Nutrition was recognized by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a Michigan Company to Watch in 2013, Mike was a finalist for the 2012 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was named 2011 Michigan Small Business Person of the Year.  Uckele was also awarded the 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and awarded the 2008 Entrepreneurial Business Excellence Award.

While Mike is proud of his professional accomplishments, he is most proud of his family.  A devoted family man, Mike has been married to Darcie since 1997.  They are raising 4 sons together; Gavin, Colin, Nicholas, and Owen and are very active in their many sports and activities.