Mike has worked in testing for over 15 years with experience aerospace, energy, automotive, and electrification. He provides insight from a wide array of perspectives and will find failures before end-users do.


With experience as a test technician and engineer as well as leading teams, Mike is an expert at battery testing.  Specializing in automotive batteries but understanding how to validate systems across multiple end markets, Mike provides a hands-on, experienced-based approach to systems validation.  

Mike is based in our Auburn Hills, MI lab with close ties to the Warren battery lab as well.  He is also regularly onsite at our Gainesville and Hopkinton sites, providing insight into process improvements for our cell labs.  

Mike has been a special projects engineer in battery, department manager for battery and electrical, and general manager before taking the lead as Technical Director for battery. Mike's responsibility was for battery and electrical, as well as pressure systems, environmental, vibration, interiors/exteriors, and various materials tests.

Mike’s years of insights and wide testing experience, allows a diverse approach.  He collaborates and ensures that the design intent and product is fit for purpose and safe for use.

Career Highlights 

  • NASA Hydrogen Test Facility – worked on cryogenic hydrogen materials testing for shuttle and Aries launch vehicles
  • Over 10 years of battery testing experience with various cell, module, PHEV, and BEV packs on the market today
  • Proven safety and quality leader with a track record of executing tests safely and accurately
  • Leads and mentors teams to ensure the development and growth of capabilities within Element


  • Battery Testing
  • Validation
  • Failure analysis
  • Automotive Battery

Professional Qualifications

  • B.S.E. in Mechanical engineering with an Aerospace concentration 
  • M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering with solids and structures focus
  • H.V. certified for DC systems

Sector Expertise 

  • Automotive
  • Mobility
  • Battery, Certification
  • Medical devices
  • Transportation
  • Electrification

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