Sadly I had the pleasure of knowing Mike for only two years, my current time with Diamond. I clearly remember meeting him one of my first days on the job in Houston, and to be honest he scared me just a bit :) He was just one of those larger than life guys, and a bit intimidating at first, but in short time that bit of fear was replaced by friendship and a lot of respect for the guy. He was extremely supportive at a difficult time, and was always available and willing to do whatever he could to help you succeed. Great guy, will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his family.