March 9, 2015
Michael Baxter has led product development and manufacturing operations for three different companies, two of which he founded, and later navigated through successful exit events. His technical expertise is focused on integrating mechanical design, embedded electronics, and manufacturing systems to deliver products that set new standards in their market spaces. A few products Michael has had complete responsibility developing include the world’s first computer controlled NEMA Type B power outlet, a solar powered remotely controllable military-grade electric fence charger, and a polarity-correcting automotive jump starting system. He has worked with national standards setting organizations as well as intellectual property and transaction legal teams to establish and protect business opportunities. Michael holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University as well as an MBA from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University. He is passionate about aviation, holds a private pilot certificate, and is nearing completion of an RV-7A aircraft.