Mike Hockett is Managing Editor of Industrial Distribution. He previously served as ID's Editor from 2014-2018, before a 1-year stint as Editor-in-Chief of Evaluation Engineering during 2018-2019 before returning to ID. He also served as ID sister publication Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) from 2016-2018. Prior to those publications, Hockett worked in sportswriting at The Fond du Lac Reporter (2012-2014) and the Newton Daily News (2010-2012). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in December 2009 with a B.A. in Print Journalism.
Born-and-raised in Oregon, WI, Hockett is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Iowa State Cyclones.