Michael graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in 1999 with a National Certificate in Technology in Automobile Technology and a National Diploma in Technology in Transport Management and Technology.
Michael worked for Castlemore Quarries where he gained great experience in heavy machinery and plant. He joined a leading Ford dealer crash repair centre in Cork City in 1999 where he gained vast practical and technical experience. Michael then joined a leading Volkswagen and Audi dealership where he gained further experience in their service and warranty department.
Michael joined S.L. Rudd Assess Ireland in 2004 as an Automobile Engineer Assessor. Michael has gained membership of the Society of Operations Engineers and the Institute of Road Transport Engineers. He was recognised as a Certified Automotive Engineer with the Institute of the Motor Industry in 2008. With over 20 years of experience in various areas of the motor industry Michael offers a wealth of knowledge in dealing with collision and fire investigation. He also specialises in agricultural and plant machinery, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.