Mike Waters – Chairman – Elect

Mike is the President & Chief Executive Officer of SOR Controls Group, Ltd.  SOR Controls Group, Ltd. (SCG) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of measurement and control devices under the brands of SOR Inc., Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), SETEX Products, and SENSOR Sampling. SOR Controls Group actively serves all sectors of the process industry with particular strengths in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, and Power segments. SOR is headquartered in Lenexa, KS and has regional offices in Beijing, London, Houston, Chennai and Dubai, and manufacturing locations in Lenexa and Houston.

Prior to joining SOR, Mike served in several senior leadership positions at CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) from 2006 to 2012, including Vice President & General Manager of Sagebrush Pipeline Equipment and Pipeline Engineering. Previously, Mike was the President of Flow-Zone LLC, a Gulf Coast-based oilfield supply company. Mike began his career with Emerson Electric Corp. (NYSE: EMR) as a member of the Rosemount Measurement & Control (Now Emerson Process Automation) organization.

In addition to leading the MCAA Board, Mike currently serves on the Boards of Milbank Manufacturing, Inc., and Big Elk Energy Systems, LLC. Mike is a former Advisory Board member of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA).

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology/Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

Mike has been married to Allison since 1990 and has two children, Julianne (21) and Jack (18). Mike enjoys traveling with his family, reading, and the outdoors.