Education: Michigan Tech University, undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering; master’s degree in business administration
How I Motivate Others: I’ve worked for leaders who placed trust in me and let me make big decisions (and sometimes mistakes). I believe the best way to motivate is to build trust and push decisions downward into the organization. It will help define the culture of the enterprise by elevating empowerment and developing an entrepreneurial spirit.
Best Advice: Keep your head down, stay focused, get results and good things will happen.
Most Important Skill: The ability to influence. It requires a lot of other positive attributes like authenticity, self-awareness and good communication skills, and it is critical to making things happen.
Hobby/Passion: Outside of work, we enjoy spending time boating on the Great Lakes and being a weekend mechanic on my cars.