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Michael Ferguson
Lakeside Consulting Services, LLC


Lakeside Consulting Services, LLC (LCS) is led by Michael Ferguson, a successful and dynamic professional with over 40 years of experience in bulk material handling industry including leadership roles in ports and terminals, mining, coal preparation, and bulk transportation.  Specific background includes managing engineering and construction projects through full project lifecycle; mine operations in the US; port management for bulk and break bulk commodities; and sales and business development.  LCS has the ability to analyze situations or engineering challenges and seek efficient solutions. 

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Let us assist with: 

  • Bulk material handling, design, equipment and construction

  • Advisory to the maritime and stevedoring segments

  • Marketing, business development and staff mentoring

  • Process engineering and sizing

Previous positions include:
Boral Construction Materials / Vice President -  Capital Projects.

Boral Construction Materials is the largest distributor of Coal Combustion Products and Fly Ash in the U.S. The Capital Projects Group provides professional engineering and construction service to the company..


Metropolitan Stevedore Company / President

As President of Metro Ports, Mike worked with a team of professional stevedores to provide a variety of services in the maritime industry on all four U.S. coasts..

Taggart Global / Vice President

As Vice President of Taggart Global (aka DRA Taggart), Mike lead the companies business development efforts and supported early engineering design. Taggart was the World Leader in Material Handling Systems and Process Systems.

Kinder Morgan/ Regional Vice President

In this role, Mike directed all operations, marketing, capital investment, safety and personnel for variety of river and deep water terminals across the eastern U.S.

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