Mike is a seasoned executive and industry recognized leader, with both a breadth and depth of experience in all operational and manufacturing management arenas, notably in the Food and Beverage industry. He brings the blend of “in-the-field/on-the-ground, and board-room” vantage points through his work with multiple businesses, products and leadership environments. Mike has extensive due diligence and integration experience with Mergers & Acquisition projects and deep strategic business development experience, which when coupled with excellent operation turnaround skills creates an uncommon skillset. He also has deep knowledge regarding Technical and Production Integration and Implementation Project Management experience with SAP and large capital projects. He possesses a global orientation and “big picture” point-of-view having international leadership experience as a President/ Business Unit Leader of a large and complex business unit in Brazil. He has tremendous and highly sought after disaster preparedness and recovery expertise, as demonstrated during the planning and recover of 2 significant natural disasters. With extensive capital project management experience, founded by designing and constructing over $1 Billion dollars in projects, he has certainly “been there…done that”. Finally Mike has extensive experience in high performing team development, culture establishment and operational alignment, this proven as being a Member of the Senior Management team that won the National Malcom Baldrige Award for outstanding business systems.