Cook County Commission on 

Social Innovation

118 N. Clark, RM 567

c/0 District 7

Chicago, IL 60602



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MIke hobbs

Mike Hobbs is a strategic and operational business leader with a successful track record of optimizing value in the manufacturing space. Throughout a career of demonstrated success, Mike has capitalized on market potential and built strong internal and external partnerships.

As CEO of EGP, a global leader in engineered glass products, Mike introduced a vision and culture of continuous improvement that resulted in sales and profit growth exceeding 500% from 1995-2007.  During that time, he orchestrated a management buyout of the company and significantly modernized corporate structure and processes. Mike is a passionate leader who is true to his word and has been a trusted advisor to both ownership and associates. He cultivated the next generation of executive leadership and stewarded leadership succession.  Prior to EGP, Mike excelled in a commissioned sales position in the wholesale glass business and earlier, served as General Manager of a 22-store retail auto glass installation business.

Mike understands and practices servant leadership. He is goal-oriented and collaborative, welcoming diverse personalities and viewpoints. In both business and in civic and volunteer leadership, Mike has fostered strong leadership teams, defining the right goals and allowing people to learn through their successes and challenges.

His academic credentials include a BA in Philosophy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bellarmine University. Mike has pursued continued professional development over the past 15 years as member and mentor of Vistage, a global organization that provides executive coaching, leadership development and business mentoring.

Mike is involved with several charitable organizations focused on providing educational advantage and professional development to youth without economic or social advantage. He has served on several Boards of Directors, including Iowa Glass Depot, Bellarmine University, LIFT, E2C and ANEW.