Michael has been involved in the packaging sector of the print industry since graduating from Queens University Belfast in 1984. He began with the folding carton and self-adhesive label company W.W. Cleland then in 1989, moved into the machinery side of the business with London based Edlon Machinery Ltd. In 1994 he became self-employed. Michael is the Irish representative in the narrow and mid web sector of the packaging industry for U.K. based AB Graphic International who are recognised as the global leaders in finishing equipment and Danish narrow web press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S, who recently celebrated their one hundred year anniversary.
On the ancillary side of the business Michael represents Australian owned API Foilmakers, American based Rotometrics International who are recognised globally as suppliers of rotary dies and U.K. based anilox Manufacturer, Sandon Global, which he helped establish in 2004.