With a vision of helping small to medium sized businesses, whether in turmoil or preparing for growth, Mick wanted to be in a position of being able to contribute his knowledge and expertise. Thus, in the fall of 2014, he founded Venturi Vision to help these businesses become more organized and profitable. Furthering this role, Mick became an approved Qualified Service Provider supporting the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters with their ‘SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth’ program and is teaching, at a local university, business courses to the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs.
Mick has more than 20 years executive and leadership managerial experience in North American & international hi-tech Engineering and commercial large scale manufacturing operations with roles in Engineering/Development, Production, Manufacturing, Materials Management, Strategy Formulation & Execution. He is recognized as a versatile, results orientated leader with demonstrated and successful Lean, Quality & C.I. program implementation and P&L management.
A keen advocate of LEAN manufacturing, he has effected business turnarounds through implementation of people and process transformation initiatives and has driven globalization activities in Brazil/Poland/China/Mexico for cost effectiveness and manufacturing consistency.
While Mick’s primary experience has been in the aerospace sector he has demonstrated that his skill set is transferable to other industries and sectors (both Union and non-Union).
A professional Engineer (in the province of Ontario) his further education (MBA, ICD) complements his practical experience extremely well.
With his goal of helping clients become more agile, flexible and efficient driving their profitability, growth and longevity, his successes to date are giving great satisfaction all round.