Innovating for Over 30 Years

Ciholas began as a one-man consulting, design, and invention firm operated by Mike Ciholas in 1992. Mike moved to Newburgh, Indiana in 1995 and operated the business out of his basement. As the business grew and the client list expanded, he hired his first employee in 1999. The company soon grew too big for his basement and opened an office in Evansville. Over the years, it grew to its present size of more than 35 employees spread across a custom-built 35,000-square-foot building in Newburgh, IN. The building, personally designed by Mike, is one of the most energy-efficient in the Tri-State, using a combination of insulation and geothermal heat pumps as the primary design elements.

We have worked on many projects we are excited about. Ciholas engineered projects have included timing equipment at the Olympics, bomb diffusion robots in the Middle East, Real Time Location Systems covering millions of square feet, and scientific instruments in space. What will we work on next? That's up to you! What project can we help you with?

Meet the Team

Mike Ciholas
President & Founder
Justin Bennett
Director of Engineering
Vicki McDonald
Director of Operations
David Arthur
Technical Marketing Manager
Evan Hallam
Principal Computer Engineer
Project Manager
Chris Elpers
Principal Computer Engineer
Project Manager
Herb Hollinger
Principal Software Engineer
Project Manager
Sarah Dory
Electrical Engineer
Project Manager

We're hiring!

Join our Southern Indiana based team of expert engineers and technology specialists! Opportunities are always available!

Open positions

Community Involvement

Ciholas supports and participates in several local community and educational organizations. Our efforts are focused on community development and promoting activities and careers within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). If you're interested in partnering with Ciholas for your local organization, please contact us here!

University of Evansville Engineering Options

Warrick County Chamber of Commerce

JA of Southwestern Indiana

North High School Robotics

Castle High School Robotics

New Tech High School STEM Fest