Mike started Generation Electronics in 1999 at the age of 43 with a love for technology and an extreme interest on the enormous effects that it would have on society as it advanced forward. When asked, Mike will proudly speak of the growth of what has now become Generation Technology Solutions, “The company has grown since 1999 from selling and servicing computers, servers, parts to a professional Managed Service Provider. We have embraced a culture since the conception that consists of honesty, integrity and service excellence and that will never change.”
Mike has always strived to create a team that supplies not only professionalism, but each individual operates with heart and compassion. The staff can all agree on one thing, that they are treated more like family than employees.
Now in his mid-sixties and still very much active in the business, Mike has raised 7 children, who range in ages 23 - 45 years old and now embraces being grandparents with his wife Debbie. Debbie and Mike are both very spiritual, compassionate and welcoming to everyone they meet. Being a native Newfoundlander; Mike’s east coast accent has slightly faded but that old Newfoundland sense of humor is ever present and enjoyable to be around.
After completing his military term with the Canadian Armed Forces, Mike moved into auto mechanics and still holds two journeyman tickets. He moved to Alberta in 1982 and will be the first to tell you that Alberta will always be his only home. An animal lover as well, Mike and Debbie have an energetic boxer named Jake. We also have a fussy but bossy cat named Stella and two goldfish that just seem to have more lives than a cat because they have passed on many times but keep reappearing. It’s a good thing that goldfish look a lot alike. When Mike isn’t in the office, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding his motorcycle, fishing, traveling, or planting his garden every spring. Mike has a true wish for world peace and always tries to lend a hand to those who are less fortunate. He may be modest, but his story is interesting.
Mike’s motto “Success in business is all about having respect for your client and their needs. It should never matter if it’s for a dollar or for a thousand.”