Mike is owner and chief precisionist of Precision Hardwoods, a fine furniture business in Newton, MA. He’s bringing his business acuumen, marketing skills, creativity, and customer focus to this new venture. In addition to making fine furniture for home office and home school.
Prior to Precision Hardwoods and Federal Innovation, Mike has twenty-five years of experience in aerospace marketing and sales roles including corporate account management, representing high technology firms in Washington, DC and over $1B in Federal sales.
Mike’s passion for space was fostered by nine years at Raytheon as the principal corporate business development leader and interface to NASA and NOAA. Raytheon provides satellite instruments, ground stations, high fidelity detectors and training into customers with space exploration and science missions. He was selected to chair the Aerospace Industries Space Council which represented the space equipment manufacturing industry, attended three National Space Council meetings chaired by the Vice President, and was on the board of the prestigious National Space Club which puts on the Goddard Dinner.
Mike was also an advocate for funding for science including critical science programs at NASA and NOAA. Mike co-founded and co-led a new twenty-five member aerospace company and science association coalition that successfully raised NASA’s top line budget from $17B to over $21B per year. His non-profit board experience includes a crisis hotline where he was Board President and also a volunteer listener.
The how it's made portion of aerospace has always been of great interest to Mike, having taken project management classes soon after his undergraduate degree and then always working to understand the details of a manufacturing or production process to help explain it to customers. For years, his hobby and love of furniture building was a way to layout his own designs and plans; bringing them to life in the most efficient and accurate way he could at home.
Precision Hardwoods is an extension of Mike's love of making furniture and his experience with much larger and more complex projects and systems.