Mike is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, including the design, manufacture, sales and marketing of all of Birk’s customized thermal solutions. He takes the lead in ensuring that the entire Birk team profitably meets customer needs and exceeds customer expectations. Since joining the company in 2008 he has led Birk through a company-wide transformation, significantly improving results on operational and financial metrics and has instituted a Lean thinking culture. Before joining Birk, he held engineering and project management positions in the plastics and equipment manufacturing industries. Mike received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He received his Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) from CONNSTEP and project management certification from Bryant University. Mike is currently working to obtain his MBA from Rensselaer.