With a diverse background including roles in Finance & Accounting, Operations, Sales and Project Management, and a degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, Mike Shippel brings a broad knowledge base to his leadership of Elevate Solutions Group. While he oversees many company functions and financial governance, Michael enjoys working directly with clients on a day-to-day basis.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Mike worked with CIBA Vision (Alcon) as well as CPG companies such as Under Armour, Unilever, American Greetings, Coca-Cola, Vitamin Water, Ames True Temper, Fiskar’s Brands, Coats & Clark, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm's, Sara Lee, Garmin, Novartis, and Johnson & Johnson. He has also worked with such retailers as Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, AT&T Wireless, Staples, Office Depot, Hobby Lobby, Menard’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
With a background in brand marketing, strategy consulting, operations and product management, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia, Michael Sinclair brings 25 years of global experience to lead Elevate Solutions Group’s team and operations. Michael uses his understanding of market dynamics, customer and consumer insights, and business strategy to lead new project implemtation including client and technology development.
During his career, Michael has been a CMO multiple times, a partner with a consulting firm where he helped companies improve their marketing and operations, and was Marketing Director with CIBA Vision (Alcon). He has worked with companies such as Alcoa, Avery Dennison, Bristol-Myers Squibb, ConAgra Foods, Dow Chemical, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mölnlycke Healthcare, Suunto, U.S. Kids Golf, and Vodafone to elevate marketing into a company-wide discipline.
A career plastic processor, specializing within the field of injection molding, Chip has been in the profession for 40-years. With a degree in Journalism, Chip is a licensed minister who can be found preaching the gospel on Sundays. As an operations manager he has been involved with running manufacturing facilities since the late 80’s with a special emphasis on developing people.
Over the course of his career, Chip has owned an operated his own custom molding business, worked as an independent consultant overseeing six ground level startups. His injection molding background includes automotives, medical, construction, appliance, government contracts, packaging, and general custom molding. Chip has served in numerous roles from process engineering to top level management and is familiar with every aspect of the business of molding plastic parts.