Highly technical, high-end engineering projects are what get Michael and the staff "fired up for great ideas," he suggests. An electrical engineer, Michael heads up the mechanical and electrical disciplines as studio leader at the Detroit office. Much of his day is spent "making the rounds," as he puts it, mentoring and working with staff. Whether with teammates or clients, "I love to meet face to face and collaborate." Michael is a stalwart Detroit Pistons fan, and has been a season ticket holder for more than two decades. In those winter months, he’s also more than willing to grab his golf clubs for an escape to "anywhere warm," he says, "the warmer the better."