Michael is the second generation to lead Global Water Technology, Inc. The company was founded by his mother, Maria Byerley in 1990. Michael joined GWT in 2009 as an intern and was hired full time following his graduation from Northwestern University. During his first few years, Michael worked closely with GWT’s sales and service teams to develop his understanding of the technical side of GWT’s products and services, gain perspective of the water treatment industry, and help create a progressive marketing and growth campaign.
Under Michael’s leadership, first as Vice President and most recently as President and Owner, GWT has overshot all annual growth goals. These include achieving a 35%+ growth rate for 5 years straight, three acquisitions, establishment of localized services in six surrounding states and the addition of many new, high grossing product and service lines such as ASHRAE Standard 188 Compliant Water Management Programs and GWT’s waste water treatments. Under Michael’s leadership, GWT has positioned itself to continually achieve high growth rates while maintaining the commitment to communication, quality of service, and technical resourcefulness his mother founded the company on nearly 30 years ago. GWT is certified as a local and national Minority Supplier by several agencies.