Over the last 28 years Michael has worked on a variety of engineering projects including: the development of a prototype radar range finding system for golf course applications; automotive electronic product design and development focusing on embedded controls for drivetrain, engine, and seating systems; product support for the manufacturer of small, permanent magnet electric motors; and designing and building biomedical prototype devices and instruments used for HIV transmission prevention and low cost cancer treatment research at a major university. While working in the field of automotive engineering, he developed an analog rotary position sensor design that received a patent.
Michael is excited by the variety of work and technology EarthOptics provided and the opportunity to help farmers save money while achieving higher seasonal yields.
Michael’s hometown is Hendersonville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. Outside of work, his interests include music, camping, hiking, biking, boating, pottery, and stained glass projects.