Director of Engineering

Rob McMichael, PE

Rob McMichael grew up in NJ until his entire family moved to Iowa after his sophomore year of high school. While the 2 year reprieve from the fast paced Northeast was nice, he moved back to NJ after high school to attend Drexel University. In 2010, Rob graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Right after graduation, he began working in the Reliability and Maintainability field as a private contractor for NAVAIR. This opportunity exposed Rob to many areas of engineering, a large variety of equipment, and required trips around the world (including Canada, Germany, UK, and many states across the USA). There have been a few other opportunities where Rob gained experience in traditional HVAC design and residential boiler systems. At Powerhouse, Rob utilized the knowledge gained across many disciplines to lead the engineering department to design the highest quality systems with superior reliability. Now part of the team located at our Gastonia, NC facility, Rob oversees the Quality Program in both locations as well as Engineering and Product Development to ensure our equipment utilizes the best technology and components on the market. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in multiple states.

Rob, along with his lovely wife Julia, and their four children (Elijah, MacKenzie, Kinsley, and Lainey) currently live in NC where Rob and Julia are active members in their church, enjoy writing and playing music together, and going on road trips to visit family and friends spread out across the country.

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