Michael J. Hoke has been the President and owner of Abaris Training Resources, Inc., since 1990. He became involved with composite structures in the late 1960s, initially through the world of high performance European sailplanes. He formed a partnership with the founder of Abaris, William L. Murphy, in 1989, and became the sole owner after Mr. Murphy's passing in 1991. He has been teaching composite material workshops full time since then, and has personally instructed thousands of students in advanced composite and related technologies. Mike is a member of the Training Task Group of the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC), which is a group co-sponsored by IATA, ATA and SAE. He is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE).