Vice President of Innovation and AI visionary with demonstrated experience in guiding today’s top companies through the maturity of thought it takes to achieve success. Adept in driving technology innovation and operational strategy from early-stage concepts to implementation with substantial business impact at a macro-level and thereby changing competitive trajectories. Recognized across industry as being one of the exemplar leaders in thought and experience with proven results in improving organizational effectiveness and transformation among the minority of fortune companies achieving profitable transformation. I enjoy making complex things simple with advantages that deliver realizable value capture of 10% - 20% of annual gross revenue.
Mike is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Engineering. Mike’s background includes Pulp & Paper - with Mead and Georgia-Pacific (GP), Robotics & Software in his early career including Deputy Chairman and CEO of UK based Shepard, LTD, and Construction and Building Products as co-owner of Atlanta based McTech Group, a company serving fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Kroger, and others. In 2010, Mike left retirement to join GP as VP Innovation, where the MBM® philosophy and Mike’s mindset of innovation were complimentary. In 2019, he was named Innovator of the Year by ASPI, the Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry. He also received the 2020 Visionary of the Year award from Smart Industry Magazine. He is involved in numerous innovations and transformations across GP and Koch Industries and continues to be a frequently featured keynote speaker at industrial and manufacturing events around the world where he is described as being the “air ahead of the spear”. He is recognized for his knowledge and experience in Leadership, Innovation, Organizational Transformation, and Humble Intellectual Honesty.