Michael started his business career in the chemicals and plastics industry and began participating in a series of entrepreneurial ventures beginning in 1984. Dahl lead growth businesses in paints and coatings, building materials, plastic recycling, synthetic lumber manufacturing, and pipe extrusion. He has directed the diverse efforts of start-up organizations with no revenue and a handful of employees, as well as entities with hundreds of employees and hundreds of million dollars in revenue. In addition to his role at AST and Friction Sciences, Mr. Dahl serves as Director of WL Plastics Corporation, Rotating Equipment Specialists and Critical Process Systems. He is Chairman of the trade association The Alliance For Polyethylene Pipe, and is the past Chairman and Director of community cancer support organization Wellness House Foundation. Mr. Dahl holds a BS in Business Administration degree from Kansas State University.