(written from a Production point of view)
Michael Piotrowski is a boom operator who worked on 2009's Star Trek under sound mixer Peter J. Devlin.  Piotrowski has collaborated with Devlin on many other films, including two written by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman: 2005's The Island (featuring Ethan Phillips) and 2007's Transformers. Both of these films were directed by Michael Bay.
Piotrowski has also worked with Devlin on the films The Skeleton Key (2005, with cinematography by Dan Mindel), Southland Tales (2006, starring Dwayne Johnson, John Larroquette, and Wallace Shawn), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, featuring Bruce Greenwood), and Frost/Nixon (2008, starring Frank Langella). He is currently working with Devlin on Angels & Demons, the upcoming prequel to 2006's The Da Vinci Code.
Piotrowski's other film credits as boom operator include The In Crowd (2000, featuring Daniel Hugh Kelly), Summer Catch (2001, featuring Bruce Davison), and Radio (2003, featuring Alfre Woodard). He has also worked on such television shows as Jericho, Arrested Development, Dawson's Creek, Desperate Housewives (starring Teri Hatcher), and J.J. Abrams' Alias.