Meet Michael Primeau, BSAET, FVT

Meet Michael Primeau, BSAET, FVT

Michael Primeau was born in 1991 in Ferndale, Michigan. At an early age, Michael began showing the makings of a future engineer. Most children would play with their electronic toys, whereas Michael would disassemble them, just to understand how they worked. At the age of 8, he developed an interest in the disassembly of the old computer systems his father would bring home for him to play with. He then began repairing them in his spare time. This sparked a passion for technology and complex computer systems.

He attended Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering Technology in 2018. Throughout his journey at LTU, he absorbed knowledge from many educators and fellow students and learned valuable lessons. One of these lessons was the discipline to learn, which is how he obtained his degree – his ‘license to learn’. Another lesson was the ability to see no limits to the heights in which his skills and knowledge base could grow.

He began his career as a forensic expert at Primeau Forensics, LTD. in 2009. While Michael has actively worked in the audio and video forensic industry for 8 years, he grew up around it through his father, Edward Primeau. Edward Primeau founded what is now known as Primeau Forensics, LTD. in 1984, 7 years before Michael’s birth. You could almost say that he was born to be a forensic expert.

Throughout his formal education and forensic training, a core value that Michael holds to forensic analysis is to reduce the opportunity for biasing during an investigation at all costs. To protect the integrity of Primeau Forensics, LTD., as well as the integrity of the investigations that he performs for his clients, any forensic analysis must be approached from an unbiased third party scientific perspective. The most exciting part about Michael’s job is not only helping the trier of fact, litigators or private clients answer complicated questions, but also to present complex data in a simple understanding.

Michael is currently a member of LEVA (Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association), AES, and IAI. He has completed training through LEVA in Video Forensic Analysis and Photographic Video Comparison. He has also completed training with the University of Colorado Denver Center for Media Forensics in Forensic Audio Authentication and Audio Enhancement and Forensic Image Authentication. He has also certified as a Forensic Video Technician through LEVA. He has worked on investigations ranging from cases in the United States to those in Sweden and Canada. Along with actively working on cases, Michael has consulted with the media on several cases including appearing on The Travel Channel’s popular TV Series Expedition Unknown.

When he isn’t working on cases, investigations, or being an expert witness, Michael enjoys playing the drums and guitar, honing in on his photography skills, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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BS Audio Engineering Technology

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Certified Forensic Video Technician

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Forensic Video Analysis and The Law

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Forensic Image Comparison

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Forensic Audio Enhancement

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Forensic Audio Authentication

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Client Reviews
As a business owner myself, I am aware of the effort it takes to assemble a team of employees that conduct their business as if it were their own, and take pride in how they represent your company to others. As an owner who feels has achieved that status myself, I immediately recognize it in others. I must say that this is not common in the workforce today. From the first contact with your company, through closeout, every one of your employees made this experience a pleasure and acted with the upmost professionalism.read more
Abc Def
20:32 03 Dec 18
Primeau Forensics is a professional, top-flight organization that knows how to access and deliver verifiable forensics information quickly, efficiently and productively. Don't let their cheerful, friendly attitude make you think they are not on top of their game--they are!read more
dan schulte
18:35 12 Dec 18
I received credentials from two technicians, then a third person ended up doing all the work and kept in touch with me by e-mail. I never saw any proof that the work was done and they told me they found nothing. They could not tell me what was making the noise or the lights. A waste of $750.00.read more
Teresa Galyon
16:13 13 Dec 18
Excellent work. Primeau took a low light camera recording of vandalism at my home and converted the video to images that we used to identity the vandals. Additionally, Primeau was able to identify characteristics of the vandals car that were used for a positive identification. Services were efficient, timely, and professionalread more
Todd Conte
15:18 27 Aug 18
Ed and his team are great! I took in footage of my boyfriends dog being stolen and they were so willing to take every step possible to enhance the video to retrieve the information we needed. The resolution on our camera/video wasn't great (our fault, not theirs) and they were unable to get the information we needed BUT they guided me in the next steps to take. Thank you guys!!read more
Anita Tela
12:47 23 Oct 17
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