Process Engineering Automation & Design
As Vice President of Engineering at Shambaugh, Mike oversees the Process and Automation Engineering Departments, along with the Design Department. He is responsible to ensure every food process design solution offered shares the same vision that our clients expect out of their new facility operations – functionality, reliability, and value. To achieve this for our clients Mike provides various levels of oversight of the engineering design development including input on: process mass balance and block flow creation, peer review of process designs, facility layout and equipment positioning, equipment specifications, project capital budget development and project detailed estimate review.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Michigan State University in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience in the food processing industry, 19 of which has been spent working at Shambaugh. Throughout his career Mike has performed a variety of engineering positions including; applications engineer, process engineer, project engineer, site installation engineer, start up engineer, project manager, engineering manager and lead process engineer. He has process experience in a variety of applications including: pasteurization, separation, evaporation, membrane processing, product batching, and CIP cleaning. He also participates in three separate 3A Sanitary Standards working groups and is on the professional advisory board at Trine University in the Chemical Engineering Department.
The Personal Side
Mike and his wife have one daughter and two grandsons. Mike is an avid rock concert goer. He especially enjoys spending summers swimming in his pool and keeping the water crystal clear. Winters are spent looking out a window planning the next pool improvement, wishing it was summer.