Published: Feb. 15, 2024

Mike McCue
Mike McCue, 2024 Alumni Engagement Medal Award recipient

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2024 Alumni Engagement Medal Award recipient

Current Employer: Accu-Precision

Current city: Boulder, CO

Professional background

Michael ("Mike") McCue is president of Accu-Precision, a contract manufacturing company that he owns and operates. Early in his career, he worked at Chevron as an oil refinery project engineer, completing capital projects for refinery upgrades. He returned to school to get an MBA from Harvard Business School, which led to a job in mergers and acquisitions for Alcoa. In this role, McCue purchased and integrated smaller entrepreneurial companies to expand Alcoa’s capabilities. He was later asked to run some of these companies and take full responsibility for their success or failure. These experiences provided him with the confidence and expertise to buy and run his own company. Currently, his desire is to develop his company into one of the strongest, most forward-thinking organizations in the aerospace and industrial part manufacturing market.

Contributions to the Paul M. Rady Mechanical Engineering department over the past year

McCue has been a valuable contributor to the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) for many years, but went above and beyond over the past year. He served as chair of the ME Strategic Advisory Board (MESAB), helping to organize board meetings and recruit potential board members. He represented the board during the ABET accreditation process, meeting and having lunch with the department evaluator during his visit to campus. For the past several years, McCue and his company were clients for industry-sponsored senior design teams, and he participated in mock interviews and industry panels during the ME Alumni Connect and ME Partners days. McCue has given tours of his company to students in the ME as a Profession course, and his company has hired a number of graduates over the years. Finally, McCue created a new faculty fellowship (the Accu-Precision Faculty Fellowship) in 2023. One of MEs outstanding teaching professors, Janet Tsai, was the first recipient of the fellowship.