Featured Employee: Michael Brown

Michael Brown of Coastal HydraulicsOur featured employee in the August issue of our newsletter was our Operations Manager Michael Brown. Michael is from the Charleston area and joined the Navy after graduating from high school. He served in the US Navy for 6 years, beginning his hydraulics experience as an Engineman. His experience included auxiliary work and hands on involvement with hydraulic equipment, gear equipment, engines, air compressors, and oil purifiers. 

At his wife’s request, Michael made his way back to Charleston after a brief stint in Atlanta doing hydraulics work as his first civilian job. He then did mechanical and electrical work in Charleston, building power modules for Caterpillar, transforming huge diesel engines into generators capable of powering small towns. When the company relocated to Europe, he joined the Coastal Hydraulics team in September of 2001 and has been an integral part of our success ever since.

Michael began as a technician here and has held many titles since including Cylinder Shop Lead, Machine Shop Lead, and now Operations Manager. He has been instrumental in the design and implementation of our Workflow Management System, moving the Work Order Scheduling System from paper to electronic format to allow real time visibility to everyone in the company from Account Executives to Management and Technicians.
Michael lives in the Charleston area with his wife and three children and is very involved in his church. He always has a smile on his face and is eager to help in any way that he can.
posted September 14, 2018