Team

Michael Kraft

Michael Kraft

Title: Mentor-in-Residence
Phone: 714.721.6738
E-mail: kraftmi@umich.edu
Assistant: Debbie Watkins

Michael delivers strategic vision and business development in advanced materials and technology systems markets. He’s led businesses in several countries from start-up to revenues of $300 million and focuses on business model validation, money raise, and team building. His focus is to quickly identify critical business drivers, build strategic partnerships with the Global 500, grow revenues and market share organically, and complete accretive acquisitions. Michael completed many global acquisitions ranging from $5 million to $1.5 billion and leads transaction diligence, integration, and synergy realization. Recently, he was CEO of Covaron Advanced Materials (Ann Arbor, MI) and EVP of Ceradyne Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN; $700M revenues).

Michael holds a Master of Management (PSU) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Systems Science (MSU) and completed courses in Strategic Planning and Technology Marketing at Caltech.