Marty Kilgore - Indian Capitol Technology Center
THEN: A 15-year-old Coweta High School farm kid who landed a job brush hogging for the Texas-based Blue Bell Creamery district office in Broken Arrow. Skills he acquired in the ICTC machine tool program during high school helped Marty:
- Become a full-time Blue Bell employee the day after high school graduation and eventually move into management.
- Realize the importance of working hard and being committed to a job, and doing it right the first time.
- Learn leadership skills such as how to work and manage people professionally and personally.
NOW: Since 2003, Marty has been the general manager of the Blue Bell Creameries, the third largest ice cream company in the nation. Employing 170 workers, the plant is on course to produce more than 60 million units (pints, quarts and half gallons) this year. Under Marty’s leadership, the plant supports many local organizations and hosts several events that bring thousands of visitors to the community every year.