Michael A. Near has almost five decades of diverse experience in the manufacturing industry with a broad spectrum of expertise as a machinist, high speed packaging specialist, complex equipment installation director, and as an efficiency systems analyst. Michael is an innovative inventor who has written manuals on highly complex machinery as well as training technicians. Currently he manages an aerospace defense machine shop, integrating new five-axis machine centers and training.
As an Inventor, Near holds four United States Patents on complex electro-mechanical designs.
Michael A. Near's clients include Reynolds Metal, Phillip Morris and British American Tobacco in the United States, India, Italy and Australia.