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Mr. Hawksworth brings over 30 years of experience providing customers management and information systems consulting services. As founder of MSS, he developed the company’s initial business plan, designed its corporate structure and assembled its management team. As the Chief Executive Officer and President at MSS Technologies, Inc., Mr. Hawksworth is directly responsible for company policy, management practices and corporate development.
Under the direction of Mr. Hawksworth MSS has been well recognized locally and nationally by both Partners and Customers. The following are a number of the awards achieved with his leadership:
Prior to MSS, Michael Hawksworth was co-founder and President of Micon, Inc., started in 1986. Micon, Inc. provided information systems services to the electric and gas utility industry. Under his direction, Micon, Inc. grew to an Inc. 500 company in 1991. MSS Technologies (Micon Systems) was spun-off from Micon in June 2002 as an independent and separate entity with Mr. Hawksworth as the President. Michael started his information systems consulting career with Arthur Andersen & Co.’s Management Information Consulting Division, now Accenture, after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University in 1979. He was promoted to Manager in 1981, and served as a Senior Manager in Phoenix Arthur Andersen office, specializing in the management of large-scale information systems projects.
Community and industry activities include active corporate membership with Arizona Technology Council. Michael has served as Chairman of TechAmerica’s (formerly AeA/American Electronics Association) Arizona Council Executive Committee as well as participated at the National Board level. Michael has been an active member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) since 2002 and currently serves on the Ambassador Steering Committee. He has served on Dean Elizabeth Langland’s Advisory Board at ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2009 and has participated for several years on the Rio Salado Community College President’s Advisory Board. He was recently named Secretary/Treasurer, Northern Arizona University W.A. Frankie College of Business CIS Advisory Board. Michael participated for 3 years on the Arizona Technology Council CEO Roundtable and is an active ASU alumni and member of the ASU Economic Club. In August 2010, Mr. Hawksworth was appointed by Governor Brewer to the Post-Secondary Education Commission for the State.