Vice President, BYD America
Entering his eighth year as Vice President, Micheal Austin has played an integral role in bringing BYD to the Americas. Originally from Colorado, Micheal attended Brigham Young University (BYU) earning a Bachelor’s degree in Design Engineering as well as a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining BYD, Micheal was with Motorola for 15 years serving as a Senior Director and in Engineering, honored with Motorola’s Distinguished Innovator award for receiving twenty three patents. Though he spends much of his time serving as BYD’s spokesman leading the Overseas PR & Marketing departments, he remains actively involved in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a founding board member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI) as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE’s TEI monthly publication. Together, Micheal and his wife Shelley of 26 years have five children, and live near Chicago.