Meet Distinguished Alum Mike Futch

The ISE Department held its annual Alum Hall of Fame Breakfast on October 27th as part of Red and White Week and inducted five new members. Four members (Mike Futch, Andres Medaglia, Keith Nichols and Tonya Smith-Jackson) of the class of 2023 were awarded the Distinguished Alum Award, and the other member (Lauren Davis) received the Outstanding Young Alum Award.

Mike Futch | Distinguished Alum Award Winner


Mike Futch is the CEO, President and co-founder of Tompkins Robotics. He has led the firm’s design, IP and growth to be North America’s leading robotic sortation and order fulfillment system. Futch oversees the day-to-day operations and drives much of the new development, product roadmap, and integration with partners, solving unique problems with complimentary robotic automation.

Futch received his BSIE degree from NC State in 1987. Before that, he proudly served in the US Air Force. He was a supply chain consultant from 1987 to 2016 with firms such as Deloitte, Garr and Tompkins as a manager, VP and Partner. Mike resides in Cocoa, Florida, with his wife, Cynita and has four children.