Mike received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 1977.
Mike is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida (Mechanical Engineering), a member of TAPPI, including the Stock Preparation Committee,
a member of PIMA and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
In 1990 Mike published an article titled "Comparison of practical methods for air-in-stock measurements", in the Tappi Journal (Nov. 1990, Volume 73, No. 11, pages 135-138). Mike has also served as an instructor for the following courses:
- Deaerator Design", TAPPI Stock Preparation Short Course, 1990
- High Consistency Refining", CPPA Mechanical Pulping Seminar, 1995
- New advances in Stock Preparation Refining", TAPPI Wet End Operations Seminar, 1998