Michael Shoemaker

Program Director, Industry Innovation

Michael Shoemaker is a dual-degree holder from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering ‘13 and Master of Science in Engineering Management ’17.  Michael is an experienced engineer with automotive manufacturing expertise.  He launched his career at Ford Motor Company as an engine process engineer; designing and launching engine assembly lines, including the 2.0L and 2.3L four-cylinder EcoBoost engines.

Energized by enFocus’ mission to attract talent and drive innovation in the South Bend-Elkhart region, Michael joined enFocus in 2018.  Having worked for a Fortune 20 company, Michael was impressed with enFocus’ ability to successfully attract talented recent graduates from diverse disciplines, who are driven to transform our local communities.

While at enFocus, he leveraged his technical expertise, creative problem-solving skills, and leadership experience working on high impact projects.  He drove process improvement and technology implementation projects and mentored teams to deliver sustainability planning to local organizations.  Michael serves on the enFocus leadership team as Program Director of Industry Innovation, leading a team of technical Fellows with expertise in engineering, data analytics, and digital operations.  He and his team welcome the opportunity to work with local businesses to perform a variety of projects, including market assessment, technology integrations, and technical project management, working with the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) network. 

Outside of work, Michael enjoys traveling, photography, water sports, and spending time outdoors.  Even when traveling, abroad or domestically, Michael schedules time to visit local manufacturers to learn and gain exposure to different processes and techniques.  A true engineer at heart, he is always analyzing the world around him to discover new ways to innovate and improve the products and processes he encounters.