Mike Walker graduated from South East Academy in 1997. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in locations as globally diverse as South Korea, El Paso, and Honduras in the capacity of military policing. Mr. Walker served at the Pentagon during the clean-up and construction phases of the Pentagon after September 11.
Before joining Pure Speed Lightwave in 2010, he worked in construction, getting his start at his father’s company when he was in his teens. Since coming to Pure Speed Lightwave, Mr. Walker has worked in the splicing and outside plant fiber optic route design departments before becoming Pure Speed Lightwave’s Safety and Fleet Manager in 2018.
As Pure Speed Lightwave’s Safety Manager, Mr. Walker has found his passion as he effectively conducts safety meetings, field inspections, ensures employees have proper personal protective equipment, and the training required for their job. As Fleet Manager, Mr. Walker ensures Pure Speed Lightwave’s vehicles are maintained and in good working condition, including everything from oil changes to air conditioners on splicing trucks. Mr. Walker makes sure employees work in a safe manner, and that they help each employee work in the same safe manner.
Mr. Walker’s personal goal is that every employee makes it home to his or her family the same way they came to work that day. He welcomes the job role’s fluidity, and sees his role as a manifestation of Pure Speed Lightwave’s core values: growth, respect, integrity, and trust. In 2019, Mr. Walker completed his Certified Occupational Safety Training and is considered an “extremely knowledgeable person regarding the multiple departments the employees work in.” He is very knowledgeable when asked about safety concerns and is an all-around good guy.
Mr. Walker has three girls, loves baseball and movies, and paints miniatures for tabletop war games and board games.