Mr. Patey is an exceptional engineer, pilot, and entrepreneur, having developed and commercialized the technologies for many multi-million dollar start-up companies. Mike’s career began when he was still in high school by founding Deck-It, a deck and gazebo builder where he was awarded a patent for his deck saving technology. His most recent venture, Prodigy Engineering, was one of the first companies that specialized in the rapid design and engineering of EV Hybrid vehicles leading to its eventual sale to an automobile manufacturer. His ability to rapidly develop, engineer and manufacture ideas from concept to reality are a key differentiator for ECOVAP’s success. Other ventures include:
Best Tugs (2012): commercial aviation aircraft tug manufacturer BlueStep Technologies (2005): Information systems and technology for the senior healthcare assisted living sector.
4Care Pharmacies (2005): Assisted living medical management software and a companion specialty pharmacy. Mike sold his interest two years later at a $48 million valuation.
Mike is a world renowned pilot, currently holding five world speed records in planes that he designed, custom built and flew. In 2016, Mike was inducted into the Sport Air Racing League Hall of Fame. Mike is also a Garmin Aerospace ambassador and close advisor to several aerospace & defense companies including the renowned Pratt and Whitney.