Founded with the vision and passion to create a future brighter for our planet, our environment and all its inhabitants.

Michael Vogel
CEO, President & Founder

Michael is CEO & Founder of LINICO Corporation.

As an entrepreneur, Michael has always aspired to create businesses that benefit both society and the environment, through the use of exciting new clean technologies.

Michael founded LiNiCo to close the loop on critical and strategic metals found in end-of-life Lithium-ion batteries and to stop these critical minerals from going to waste and landfill, to reduce environmental contamination from landfill, to reduce the reliance on the harmful environmental effects of mining raw materials as much as possible and to address the urgent requirement to recover and rejuvenate these critical and strategic battery metals to offset supply shortages through recycling in order to meet the growing demand for large format Lithium-ion batteries used in EVs as well as all other lithium-ion powered applications.

Michael spent 18 years’ of his career working in the construction industry on multi-million and billion-dollar infrastructure projects for multinational top-tier contractors located both in Australia and the Pacific region. He worked on Chevron’s LNG Gorgon Jetty and Marine Structures project in Perth for the Saipem-Leighton Consortium, focusing on project procurement and revenue recovery. He worked as Project Commercial Manager for John Holland on Sydney University’s Abercrombie Precinct Redevelopment Project, for Hawkins Construction on the Nadi International Airport Terminal Modernization project in Fiji, for Fulton Hogan on Australia’s largest inland port located in Moorebank Sydney and more recently on the Ribbon Hotel Development at Darling Quarter in Sydney.

Michael is a highly skilled negotiator, he’s efficient in project management, project delivery, project finance and commercial business management and has successfully managed complex projects throughout his career managing large teams with diverse backgrounds.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction project management from the University of Technology Sydney and also studied a postgraduate Juris Doctor at Deakin University in Melbourne.