Michael is the Founder and CEO of Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC (Orion), Co-Founder of RDC Developments Ltd. (RDC), and the Founder of Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).
Prior to forming Orion and RDC, Michael held executive positions with KENETECH Corporation, and served as an aerodynamicist with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
ACE was formed in 2008 to educate and inspire young people to break through the challenge of climate change. ACE believes that achieving a safe and stable climate in our lifetime requires the ideas, action, and influence of young people. Since its founding, ACE educators have reached over 2,000,000 high school students in the United States.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his Master’s Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University.