Mike is currently a Branch Chief in GVSC’s Materials Engineering Directorate seeking to mature, integrate, and validate materials and manufacturing solutions that support ground vehicle systems and support systems to improve readiness and modernization.

Since 2004, Mr. Karaki has served in various business and technical leadership roles within the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC). In GVSC’s Outreach and Communications Organization, Mike supported the development, management, and training of GVSC partnering mechanisms such as SBIRs and CRADAs. As part of the Web-Enabled Services Team, Mike managed the development and implementation of diverse web-based collaborative environments. Within Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection, Mike led various teams and programs focused on occupant safety and vehicle protection technology demonstrations. As part of GVSC’s Partnership Development Team, Mike focused on the identification and development of relationships and business opportunities with domestic and international
Science and Technology (S&T) organizations within the scope of GVSC’s long-term S&T capabilities and strategies.

Mike Karaki holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Lawrence Technological University, and is pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration in Program Management and Leadership from Walden University.