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When can we help you?

You want to properly manage Engineering Knowledge because it's a key asset of your business

You want to improve communication between your Engineers and Engineering Teams

You want to develop the soft skills of your Engineers and Engineering Managers

You want to quickly onboard and train new Engineers because business is growing fast


You want to increase Engineering Output & Quality while keeping headcount stable

You want to streamline remote cooperation because of the postcovid era

You want to outline an improvement roadmap to proactively develop your Engineering Team

Your Partner in Developing a Benchmark Engineering Team




Improvement Analysis

How can we help you?


Schedule a Meeting

... to confirm if there's a match between your needs and our solutions

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Develop Your Team

... with a tailored approach that benefits your organization AND your engineers


Become the Benchmark

... and excel in teamwork, handling projects & exceeding stakeholder expectations


Keynotes and Trainings

in Engineering Leadership, Communication & Personal Productivity


to support the Career Development of Engineers and Engineering Managers

Improvement Analysis in Team Development and Knowledge Management

to avoid common pitfalls & rapidly develop Engineering Teams

Your contact


Hi, my name is Michael Houben.


I'm a passionate developer of Engineering Teams, founder of MACH 8 and hold a PhD in Engineering.

For the past +15 years, I developed my professional career in highly international environments and Fortune 500 Global Engineering Companies, 12 years from a leading position, including 3 as an expat in China.


During this exciting period, I experienced first hand what it takes to grow a Benchmark Engineering Team. A team where trust rules, knowledge flows and grows, and high output and quality astonishes stakeholders.

I look forward to meet you, and help you develop your Engineering Team!

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'Quickly deployed a solid foundation for efficient capacity increase and good working mentality.

Output became continuously measured and increased steadily.

Heartily recommended.'

General manager, located in China, automotive sector

Free resources to support your Engineering Career

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5 Essential Non-Technical Skills for Engineers

Including practical tips to implement them in your daily work 

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Instant Self-Paced Mentoring for Engineers 

Insights to work smarter, communicate clearer & lead better. 100% online.


Let's talk!

... or reach out to Michael by phone or email:

+32 492 67 36 38

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