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. He quickly noticed his love of the industry and moved to an outside sales position for a large pump manufacturer and was promoted to Branch Manager with 100 percent profit center responsibility. In 2001 CHC expanded their business into the Pacific Northwest and they came knocking on Mike’s door. He has risen through the company from Outside Sales to Division Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With 30 years of experience in the industry it’s no surprise he has enjoyed his work and the evolution of the industry itself. Mostly though he has enjoyed the privilege of working with great people in the industry, both internally at CHC as well as externally with the manufacturers CHC represents and the partner customer relationships CHC and Mike have built.
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 Himalaya’s (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. Mike’s main focus though, is his family, including his beautiful wife, his son who is a student at the University of Utah, and his lovely daughter who is currently a high school student.