His Mechanical Engineering senior design project was a vision he had for years. Michael built a all carbon fiber NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle), with the goal of changing the public’s perception of electric vehicles. In addition he also built a portable solar charging station which was installed at a local farm to power their operation.
Midway through his masters program Michael founded Pacific Mechanical Technologies. Owning the State's largest operational privately owned CNC, PMT built aerospace parts, federal contract components, drones, and electric vehicle supply equipment for both private and government customers. PMT is now FLUX llc.
With a passion for electric drive-line Michael and his team of engineers built various electric vehicles. A UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) commissioned by an agricultural firm, an ATV designed for durability and efficiency, Drone and UAV technology developed for long distance efficiency, and a marathon vehicle that was nationally recognized for its advanced composite construction.
Making big moves Michael co-founded Volta. The nation's first and largest free electric vehicle charging network. During his time at Volta Michael was awarded a 40 under 40 entrepreneur award and helped build Volta to become one of the most recognized electric vehicle charging networks in the nation.