Michael graduated from UW-Platteville in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Michael also joined IIW, P.C. (www.iiwengr.com) in 1987 and now serves as a Chief Executive Officer/Principal Civil and Structural Engineer responsible for managing an 80 person engineering, architectural, and surveying professional consulting firm with headquarters located in Dubuque, Iowa, and branch offices in Davenport, Iowa; Hazel Green, Wis.; and St. Cloud, Minn. Duties include leading a management team responsible for strategic planning, operations, firm culture, core values, growth, leadership development, and ownership transition. IIW, P.C. received a Top 10 National Ranking by Zweig White “Best Firms to Work For” in the Multi-Discipline Category in 2013. Michael has been Principal in charge of structural and civil engineering for numerous complex and multi-discipline/multi-phase projects involving bridges, underground structures, multi-story commercial and institutional buildings, industrial buildings, commercial and industrial land development, water storage and treatment facilities, wastewater storage and treatment facilities, waterfront development, and earth retention systems. He has expertise in the analysis and design of primary and secondary framing systems comprised of structural steel, cold formed steel, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, masonry, wood, aluminum, fiberglass and composite construction, grading design and earthwork analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, storm water management systems, traffic circulation and pavement design, and wet utility analysis and design.
Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois and a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Michael has served in numerous volunteer community organizations. He is currently a member of the East Dubuque Savings Bank Board of Directors and a volunteer with the Dubuque Railroad Museum and Cultural Center Board of Directors. Michael has been married to Paula for 28 years and they reside in Hazel Green, Wis. They have four children: Heather, Tyler, Haley, and Tanner.