Michael started his automation career immediately after graduating from Washington College in Maryland. At Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, Michael serviced and improved their automation equipment. Michael worked most recently with the House of Design, a prestigious ABB integrator in Nampa, Idaho, where he earned the Systems Engineering Team Lead title.
Excellence in automation has been a cornerstone of Michael’s career, and he counts Elon Musk as one of his major influences. Michael is impressed with Musk’s ability to balance competing priorities by managing both the business and the engineering sides of Tesla.