Mike has a degree in Business with a focus on Marketing from the University of Texas, in Austin. His entry into the pump industry started in 1986 as an inside sales representative for an industrial and marine distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He quickly fell in love with the industry and moved into an outside sales position for a large pump manufacturer, where he was then promoted to Branch Manager. In 2001, CHC expanded its business into the Pacific Northwest and came knocking on Mike’s door. Mike was happy to join the team and moved from Outside Sales to Division Sales Manager and now to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mike has enjoyed creating relationships in his 30 years in the industry and continues forging new partnerships and friendships along the way.
Mike’s career success probably stems from his competitive nature and love of a good challenge. He has been an athlete most of his life including participating in triathlons. He later fell in love with the challenge and sense of accomplishment in alpine mountaineering, summiting some of the highest mountains in the world outside of the Himalayas (his wife drew the line on those!). If mountaineering wasn’t enough of an adrenaline rush, he fills in the gaps with motorcycles and dirt bike riding. The happiest focus of Mike’s life is his family. He enjoys spending time with his wife, teenage daughter, and his son when he visits from the University of Utah.