Michael Vallez started his engineering and construction career at the age of seven when he helped his father build the family home. Since then, his work experience has ranged from carpenter, ironworker, and underground miner to project manager, director, operations manager, company president, and consultant. His projects have included mines, power plants, chemical and process plants, commercial and residential complexes, high rise offices, hotels, manufacturing plants, river bridges, dams, highways, and other facilities. His capabilities are bolstered by an educational foundation including a BS in Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and an MBA from the University of Utah where he studies organizational and human performance.
He holds a P.E. license, and is Lean Six Sigma Certified. He is recognized for his ability to execute aggressive projects and programs under challenging conditions.The clients served and companies worked for include Rio Tinto, Rocky Mountain Power, Kennecott Utah Copper, Anaconda Mining Company, Molycorp Minerals, Xcel Energy, Union Carbide, Monsanto, IBM, Duke Energy, Exxon, Berkshire Hathaway, Ormat Technologies, Walter Resources, Kern River Gas, the University of Minnesota, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & many others.
Mike is the father of four children, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, off-roading, and water sports.