Hometown city and state: Mount Vernon, IA
Undergrad institution and major: University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Current city: Lisbon, IA
Current employment: MEA Intern, General Mills, Belvidere, IL. My projects this summer are a good mix of industrial automation, business intelligence and business process development.
Why he chose Tippie for your MBA:
After stumbling on to continuous improvement and process excellence in the manufacturing industry, I realized that it is something I have a great deal of passion for and a skill set which is in high demand. I made the decision to pursue a career as a continuous improvement professional, and found that Tippie happens to be one of the very few programs with a cohesive program in this discipline. At that point, the decision pretty much made itself.
Something unique about Mike:
I find myself completely unable to be satisfied with the status quo. To my wife’s occasional terror, this includes our boys’ toys, which I tinker with constantly. For example, I am currently in the processes of building a custom fuel injection and supercharger module for the go-cart. It seems I’m just a hacker by nature.