Why this work, what drew you to it … I have always been fascinated by the human body. I also love technology and solving problems. It seemed a natural fit with my interests and skills to work on medical devices. Having a brother with Cystic Fibrosis got me intrigued with how someone's quality of life could be improved through inventing and developing technologies that made a huge difference in my brother's life.
Your proudest professional moment … I think realizing that the work you do every day really makes an impact in people's lives. I have friends who have received devices I have worked on and that brings it really close to home. Early in my career a lightbulb went off when I was at a case and realized that the women who was receiving a device that I worked on was someone's wife, someone's mother, someone's sister, etc. All of a sudden it made what I do really meaningful.
When you're not Mr. Meyer, for fun Mike likes to … Spend time with family, house remodeling projects, Spending time outdoors doing activities like skiing, hiking and hunting, and volunteering at church.
Your dreams for the future … To continue to make a difference in people's lives, whether it's my fellow Abbott co-workers, the patients we are helping, or the doctors who are implanting our devices. We are all a team and I want to do what I can to make an impact where I am at.
Best advice you ever heard … Rather than complaining and asking 'why?', ask 'what?' What can I learn from this? What can I do with this situation?
Thanks for joining us. Any closing thoughts? … I feel like I am very blessed to be doing what I am doing. It is amazing to be able to work with truly great people at Abbott and partner with fantastic physicians to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.