Mike Horton

Electrical Technician

Mike joined the Terradepth team with over 40 years of electrical/electronics management, supervision, design and installation experience. After getting a taste of vo-tech electronics in high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he trained in electronics and nuclear power.

There, he was tasked with preventative maintenance, testing, calibration, and repairs of various shipboard electronic communications gear and radar, including secure voice crypto and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipment. While serving, he was stationed with SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team One where he got his first glimpse of mini subs—a foreshadowing of things to come.

He achieved the rate of ET1 (Electronics Technician First Class) before the end of his enlistment. His entry back into civilian life was a continuation of his love for electricity/electronics, where he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), becoming an Inside Journeyman Wireman and Instrument Technician. Mike worked as an electrician/technician and foreman on many industrial electrical projects, specializing in process control instrumentation and motor controls installations. He also served as an Apprentice Instructor for all 5 years of classroom training for a group of aspiring wiremen.

While employed by a contractor at a large BASF Chemical plant, he was recruited by the plant's engineering team where he completed training and worked as an electrical designer. During his time there, he became proficient in instrumentation and controls installation and control panel design using AutoCAD and other design and engineering tools. Mike ultimately started his own design business—Horton Electrical Design Company, LLC, and continued working at BASF for many years.

A few years ago, Mike decided to relocate from the Midwest, and worked as a contract electrical designer and technician, through Aerotek and Insight Global technical staffing companies, at a number of locations—most notably, Walt Disney World and Kennedy Space Center. At KSC, he worked in the Engineering Development Laboratory's Hazardous Gas Lab where he helped develop and build a prototype Transport Vehicle Purge Monitor (TVPM) for use on the Space Launch System (SLS).

When he's not helping Terradepth achieve their vision, Mike enjoys going to rock concerts, playing the drums, running, biking, lifting, and is an avid movie watcher.

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Mike Horton

Electrical Technician

Mike joined the Terradepth team with over 40 years of electrical/electronics management, supervision, design and installation experience. After getting a taste of vo-tech electronics in high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he trained in electronics and nuclear power.

There, he was tasked with preventative maintenance, testing, calibration, and repairs of various shipboard electronic communications gear and radar, including secure voice crypto and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipment. While serving, he was stationed with SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team One where he got his first glimpse of mini subs—a foreshadowing of things to come.

He achieved the rate of ET1 (Electronics Technician First Class) before the end of his enlistment. His entry back into civilian life was a continuation of his love for electricity/electronics, where he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), becoming an Inside Journeyman Wireman and Instrument Technician. Mike worked as an electrician/technician and foreman on many industrial electrical projects, specializing in process control instrumentation and motor controls installations. He also served as an Apprentice Instructor for all 5 years of classroom training for a group of aspiring wiremen.

While employed by a contractor at a large BASF Chemical plant, he was recruited by the plant's engineering team where he completed training and worked as an electrical designer. During his time there, he became proficient in instrumentation and controls installation and control panel design using AutoCAD and other design and engineering tools. Mike ultimately started his own design business—Horton Electrical Design Company, LLC, and continued working at BASF for many years.

A few years ago, Mike decided to relocate from the Midwest, and worked as a contract electrical designer and technician, through Aerotek and Insight Global technical staffing companies, at a number of locations—most notably, Walt Disney World and Kennedy Space Center. At KSC, he worked in the Engineering Development Laboratory's Hazardous Gas Lab where he helped develop and build a prototype Transport Vehicle Purge Monitor (TVPM) for use on the Space Launch System (SLS).

When he's not helping Terradepth achieve their vision, Mike enjoys going to rock concerts, playing the drums, running, biking, lifting, and is an avid movie watcher.

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