As a veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and leader, Mike Parrish brings a unique perspective to public service: Results and Accountability.
After graduating from West Point in 1985, Mike spent 13 years on active duty as an Army Aviator in various assignments around the globe. Upon leaving active duty in 1998, Mike transitioned to the Army Reserves where he continues to serve today as a Colonel. See Mike Parrish's complete military biography.
In the private sector, Mike has applied the same principles to business – focusing on results and accountability. Over the past 15 years, Mike has helped grow four businesses.
Starting at General Electric in 1998, Mike helped modernize global delivery services in order to save millions of dollars while improving on time delivery performance. In 2003, he founded Equisol LLC, an environmental services company, and grew the business into a $10 million company with 100 employees in four years. Mike went on to serve as the Chairman and CEO of Environmental Infrastructure Holdings Corporation where he increased profitability by 115% and improved shareholders equity by over 200% in less than two years. Currently, Mike is the CEO of Daleco Resources Corporation in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master's in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the past President of the West Point Society of Philadelphia and served on the advisory boards of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the USO of Southeast Pennsylvania/New Jersey.
Mike lives in Malvern Pennsylvania, and has three children ages 11, 8 and 4.
At West Point we were taught three answers: ” “Yes Sir, No Sir, and No Excuse Sir.” That’s it.
Well, there is no excuse for what is going on in Washington, DC. As a country we need to be doing the harder right of building solutions; however, Congress is constantly choosing the easier wrong to protect their careers. There is no accountability, and no one is taking responsibility.
There’s no excuse for shutting down the government to make a political point. There’s no excuse for failing to curb out of control spending. And there’s no excuse for failing to create a better economic environment to help businesses grow and create jobs.
I spent 13 years on active duty as an army aviator. I’ve worked in corporate America, founded start-ups, and have led small businesses. I’ve spent my career tackling hard problems and I don’t make excuses.
It’s time Washington stopped making excuses and that’s why I’m running for Congress.