Mike is a Co-Founder and the Chairman of the Board of Cougar USA. After spending nearly 30 years in the Houston mechanical and plumbing industry, he, along with his business partner Scott Magee, saw an opportunity to offer not just quality products but outstanding service to their customers and, as a result, started Cougar Sales in 2003. In the 18 years since Cougar Sales began, it has evolved into Cougar USA, a leader in the plumbing, mechanical, and controls markets.
He is proud to have transitioned his position as President to his son, Timothy Zacharias. Tim has had a major role as the Chief Operating Officer for several years, and he is well-positioned to assume the mantle of President. It is exciting to pass the baton of leadership to a second-generation Zacharias. Mike will continue to work full-time in the Sales Support and Servicing of our great customer base!
Mike is a proud graduate of the University of Houston with a B.A. in Business Administration. He has held many leadership positions in ASPE and the ASPE Product Show committees. Mike and Cougar USA have been recognized each year since the inaugural year as a Cougar 100 business – a roster of the fastest growing UH Cougar alumni owned businesses.
Mike is a native Texan who is passionate about his alma mater and their football team, the UH Cougars. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, cooking and watching sports.