Since Mel’s work is often generically labeled with titles such as Project X, he is kind of the secret agent of Brazeway. In reality, he leads the team that is responsible for developing breakthrough process improvements that can significantly lower costs, increase quality and improve safety. A tad less glamorous but certainly no less important.
His tinkering doesn’t stop at work. Mel did his own Harley customization a few years ago, and is close to wrapping a 1955 Chevy Bel Air street rod restoration. His wife Kim (who also works with Brazeway) doesn’t seem to mind—the three-acre roller coaster in their yard is hers.