is a technical consultant and a recognized expert in the field of asphalt technology. He has worked for the last 20 years in various aspects of the asphalt industry, ranging from research and testing to field engineering to technical services.

He began his professional career working for 7 years at the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University, both as a laboratory engineer, laboratory manager, and a research engineer. Mike spent the next 5 years as a field engineer for the Asphalt Institute, where much of his time was dedicated to technical speaking engagements and serving as an instructor in various training workshops. Finally, before starting his own consulting business, he spent 5 years as the Technical Services Director for the Asphalt Division of the Tennessee Road Builders Association.

Mike holds both a bachelors and a masters degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Alabama.