Mike oversees all of EMCOR Group's government-related activities. This includes planning, coordinating, and implementing the wide variety of programs and processes required to ensure consistently high-quality construction and building management services at all designated government facilities, while maintaining maximum security, cost effectiveness, and responsiveness.
Mike's expertise is built upon his extensive experience in facilities operations, maintenance, and strategic planning, as well as his diverse management capabilities. Before joining EMCOR Group, he was president of Burns and Roe Services Corporation, where he was in charge of all activities associated with the growth and operations of this facility services and utilities business.
Prior to that, Mike spent over 34 years in the Navy, rising to become the senior officer in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps. His final assignment was on the Chief of Naval Operation's personal staff as civil engineering/facilities advisor.
Mike's naval career spanned six command tours involving all facets of the Navy's facilities and construction forces in virtually every armed forces operational area. He commanded a Seabee battalion, regiment, and brigade; a Navy Public
Works Center, and the Navy's largest Engineering Field Division. He is a veteran of two "in country" tours in Vietnam, supporting the U.S. Marines during the Tet Offensive and the Joint Special Operating Forces. He is most proud of the Presidential Unit Citation his unit received.
Mike holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and in management from the University of Arkansas.
He is a distinguished graduate of the command staff course at the Naval War College and has completed the Stanford Executive Program. He is registered in Pennsylvania as a professional engineer. A winner of the University of Illinois' 2005 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award, he has been elected a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Mike is a past president of the Professional Housing Management Association and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council.
The Personal Side
Mike is married to the former Mary Cornelius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is retired from the Navy Nurse Corps. They have three grown children: Michelle, Jessica, and Tom and two grandsons.