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President of The Protective Group
Mike is a graduate of Youngstown State University’s William Rayen College of Engineering and Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his degree work in 1991 and finished first in his class academically with Magna Cum Laude honors. Mike has also completed Advanced General Management training courses at Duke University, Harvard Business School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
In 1991, Mike acquired a position with General Electric’s Manufacturing Management Technical Leadership Program and spent two years in the advanced training and development program. He subsequently assumed Manufacturing Operations Leadership with GE in their Plastics and Transportation Divisions.
In 1995, Mike took a leadership position with Huffy Corporation as Total Quality Manager for the Missouri Bicycle Manufacturing Division. In this role he championed the Factory Continuous Improvement Program. His experience is based on the Toyota Production System. He has trained under the Shingajitsu and Time-Based Management Consulting groups and has trained and led hundreds of students in Lean concepts and Kaizen Events.
In 1998, Mike joined the Siemens Power Corporation as Manager of Technical Services and Total Quality in the Charlotte Turbine Generator Division. As Manager, he was responsible for development of business strategies, plant capital, strategic programs and Plant Total Quality. In 2001, Michael accepted the position of Plant Manager in the Fort Payne, AL electrical components plant for Siemens and was responsible for the general management of a 400+ person, medium-industrial factory with sales of $100 million. Mike then moved to Siemens Power Generation Headquarters in Orlando, FL as the Director of Strategic Marketing. In this role he led the overall business technology investment planning and lead support of M&A.
In 2005, Mike accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery in Houston, TX. He was responsible for the Siemens Oil and Gas and Industrial Power Generation business in the Americas Region. In 2008 order bookings for Siemens Oil and Gas in the region were in excess of $500 million. While at Siemens, Mike also held positions on boards of several companies including Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery (TX), Incoven (Venezuela), Siemens One (NY), and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Turblex Inc. (MO).
In January 2009, Michael accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Converteam Group North America. In this role he is responsible for the Converteam Electrical Systems and Components business for all markets serving the North America region. He was the President and CEO of Converteam Inc., Electric Machinery Inc., and Converteam Holdings Incorporated.
In January of 2012, following the acquisition of Converteam by General Electric (September of 2011), Mike was appointed Global Services Leader for GE Power Conversion. He was responsible for over 700 aftermarket services employees and $300 million in revenue. In September of 2012, Mike was appointed as Energy Management Services Leader, responsible for over 2500 employees in 15 countries and for over $800 million in revenue.
Mike joined Point Blank Enterprises in June of 2017 as the President of the Protective Group, a hard armor design and manufacturing company serving the defense and law enforcement markets.
Mike lives in South Florida with his wife Melissa and children Lucas, Vivienne, and Abram.
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