brand in China. The SATA® brand leads the professional tool market.
Mike oversees Apex Tool Group’s legal team and helps drive ethics and accountability programs along with our environmental, safety, and health initiatives.
Mike was Vice President and General Counsel for Danaher Toool Group when the company formed the ATG joint venture. Before that, he served as Vice President and General Counsel for the semiconductor maker Qimonda North America. He also held senior corporate counsel roles with Infineon Technologies and EFI. Mike also was an associate with Kirkland & Ellis. He is a registered patent attorney and started his career as an engineer in the defense industry.
Mike holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.
Mike’s favorite thing about working in the tool industry:
It’s great to see our products used and enjoyed by so many people, and to see the connection customers have with our brands. I have an old Lufkin® Pee-Wee tape measure that used to belong to my grandfather and I still use it all the time. I like that my job allows me to interact with so many different parts of our business, from leases for our facilities, to supply contracts with our retail and industrial customers, to intellectual property issues. There’s always something interesting going on.