His Mechanical Engineering senior design project was a vision he had for years. Michael built a 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 as a gift.
Midway through his masters program Michael founded Pacific Mechanical Technologies. Owning and operating the State's largest privately owned CNC, PMT built satellite parts, drones, and electric vehicle supply equipment for both private and government customers. PMT is now the heavy lifting, prototyping side of the house.
With a passion for electric powertrains 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 super mileage vehicle that was nationally recognized for its advanced composite construction.
Making big moves Michael co-founded Volta Charging. 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 drive Volta to become one of the most recognized electric vehicle charging networks in the nation.