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Michael E. Henningsen, Jr.

Chairman & President


Mike Henningsen’s career in the refrigerated logistics industry stems back to 1988. A 1985 graduate from the University of Oregon College of Business, he joined Wells Fargo Bank as a Commercial Loan Officer. After assisting other enterprises with their goals, dreams and ambitions, Mr. Henningsen joined his family’s cold storage business in 1988. While serving as V.P. of Operations at Henningsen, Mike returned to the University of Oregon to complete his MBA in 1998 and became the fourth generation of Henningsens to run the company as Chairman & President in 1999.

Established in 1923, Henningsen Cold Storage now spans from Oregon to Pennsylvania with over 53 million cubic feet of refrigerated space to serve the frozen food industry in the United States.

Committed to his industry, Mike served as Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) in 2008-09; World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) in 2002-03 and IARW’s North Pacific Chapter in 1997-98. He is a past board member of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA); American Institute of Baking (AIB) and serves as a faculty member at the industry’s three year training program in Atlanta.

In the community, Mr. Henningsen Chairs the Tuality Healthcare Foundation Board and serves as an Emeriti Trustee on the Pacific University Board of Trustees. While managing Henningsen’s Forest Grove operation, Mike served as president of the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club and is a previous board member of The American Red Cross.

Inspired by the dynamics of family business, Mike now serves on the Boards of Parr Lumber Company (Hillsboro, OR) and Roth’s Fresh Markets (Salem, OR).

At home, in Oregon, Mike Henningsen enjoys hiking, rafting, biking and most any free time beachcombing on the majestic Oregon Coast.