In the series “meet a member,” we will be highlighting members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers. This week, meet Matt Michel, President and CEO of Universal Engineering Services, and MnSPE Treasurer.
As a President and CEO, Matt leads a group of engineers in Mobile Equipment Design. He became an MnSPE member because he appreciated the mission of distinguishing and recognizing the profession as a career path that has an impact on society, and that can have severe impacts to our society if not properly vetted. According to him, the cross-disciplinary topics are relevant and allow for broadened collaboration and deeper understanding to such a vast subject matter that encompasses the engineering field.
When asked what does having a Professional License means to him, he answered:
“Having a PE license to me recognizes not only the rigorous education needed for an engineering career but also the duties instilled by our society in having that knowledge. It gains immediate trust for those not inside the profession and distinguishes us as a group to do what is right for our community as a whole. Personally, it reminds me daily that this trust is granted and that technology is ever-changing; hence the need to keep up with ever-changing technology to better myself in my job.”