Michael Austin has held key leadership roles in manufacturing and distribution companies in small business and Fortune 500 environments. He also has broad industry experience ranging from sports medical products, lightning location and data distribution and aerospace. Products he has engineered and designed include safety of flight components for military and commercial aircraft and the space shuttle.
Turnarounds of struggling or stalled companies are accomplishments Austin achieved in a Fortune 500 and a small privately held company, resulting is 2 and 5 times revenue increases and even greater effect to the bottom line.
He transitioned an innovative and unique sports medical product from prototype to production and its entry into the marketplace resulting in injury prevention for thousands of athletes.
His leadership roles have included GM, VP, President, COO and CEO responsibilities in challenging business environments involving business turnaround, start-ups and rapid profitable growth. He is the author of "Motivational Model for Sales Engineers" and has served on the board of directors for domestic and foreign companies, including Météorage of Pau, France; Sports 4 Scholars (a 501c3), Rhino Sports Connect and Restorative Biosciences, Inc. He received his Masters degree in Management from the University of Redlands and his engineering degree from Northrop University.