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Thursday, December 05, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., December 5, 2019 – Howard & Howard expanded it corporate practice with the addition of Carter A. Goetz. He will practice out of the firm’s Chicago office. “I am a corporate attorney who assists clients with their strategic and financial transactions.”Carter concentrates his practice in corporate and business law, with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions; divestitures; the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, December 05, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Students can register now for spring semester classes that begin Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Day, evening, weekend and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields.   LTU offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that can lead to careers in areas ...read more
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Darmstadt, December 2019 – Autonomous driving is of strategic importance for digital transformation of the automotive industry. PROSTEP AG is therefore actively participating in key funding projects for the validation and verification of autonomous driving functions such as V&V and SET Level 4to5, which were recently approved by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Inphi speeds time-to-market using hyper-efficient workflow management and performance optimization from Altair TROY, Mich. – December 3, 2019 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has enabled Santa Clara, Calif.-based Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman associate Corey Neil was featured in a Managing IP article from their Patent Strategysection on November 21, 2019 in an article titled, “Tech Convergence Drives Auto to Burn Up Old Strategies”  In this article, industry leaders discuss how new dynamics in the market for driverless cars are prompting car makers and suppliers to overhaul their patent strategies by ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) has announced the appointment of William “Bill” Brey as its new Business Development and Membership Manager, beginning December 2, 2019. APACC facilitates business relations among Asian and U.S. based companies and promotes the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans.   “I am excited and look forward to having Bill ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, December 02, 2019
DETROIT — The first-time pass rate of University of Detroit Mercy accounting graduates who take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam is the best in the nation, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). NASBA reported the new rankings in the 2018 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.  Data released this week by NASBA indicate ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Government, Education
Monday, December 02, 2019
Recently acquired by Altair, EDEM 2020 includes new tools for easier bulk and granular material simulation  Troy, MI – November 28, 2019 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has released Altair EDEM 2020, the market leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk and granular material ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 26, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the official formation of a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. The practice group’s attorneys assist businesses in staying compliant with data privacy laws and regulations, preventing and protecting against cybersecurity threats and risks, and managing and responding to data breaches. The announcement was made by firm ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, November 25, 2019
AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, announced today the launch of its redesigned website at www.aimcom.com. AIM Computer Solutions initially started in 1970 as a part of LDJ Electronics Incorporated. Its computer division was an active participant in forming the Automotive ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Friday, November 22, 2019
NEDCC Preservation Specialist Sean Ferguson helped implement an environmental monitoring program at OU. The first floor of Kresge Library is home to Oakland University Archives and Special Collections, a vast trove of books, newspapers, photos, microfilms, audio/visual materials and artifacts. Many are centuries old and held exclusively by OU Libraries.    Aside from their value as sources for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Friday, November 22, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The state budget impasse in Lansing has left 544 students at Lawrence Technological University scrambling to cover tuition costs after a need-based education grant program was vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of an ongoing dispute with the Legislature.  Dozens of Lawrence Tech students will travel to Lansing on Dec. 4 to lobby for the restoration of the education ...read more
Categories: Government, Education
Friday, November 22, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A new national study of the value of a college education placed Lawrence Technological University fourth in Michigan and in the top 7 percent of 4,500 colleges surveyed by the U.S. Department of Education for its 2019 College Scorecard.  The government data was analyzed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Using a complex calculation of net present ...read more
Friday, November 22, 2019
ICONMA has been named a MichBusiness Technology Guru. MichBusiness described recipients of the Technology Guru award as companies leading the way with cutting edge technology ideas or innovative solutions.  “We are excited to be recognized by MichBusiness as a Technology Guru,” said Konrad Fernandez, Vice President, IT Digital Services & Solutions at ICONMA. “We work hard to bring our clients ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 21, 2019
McDonald Hopkins attorneys Antoinette Pilzner, John Wirtshafter, and Dale Vlasek from our employee benefits practice group prepared this alert on the new retirement plan limitations for 2020. On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2020 tax year. Changes to the limits are based on ...read more
Categories: Education, Government, General News Article
Thursday, November 21, 2019
There are some things money simply can’t buy, and experience is one of them. Three students from Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business received both – invaluable experience and money – after taking first place in the school’s first-ever “Taxitition” tax case competition.   This year’s winning team of finance and accounting students, aka the “Write-off Warriors,” David Borg, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Calling all foundations, corporations and government entities, the Charter Township of Oxford is hunting for grant opportunities and now has a position dedicated to pursuing them. C.J. Carnacchio, 43, is Oxford’s new communications and grants manager. One of his main responsibilities is to locate and research outside funding sources, apply for grants and help manage those dollars once ...read more
Categories: Government
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Paderborn, November 19, 2019. Increasingly demanding prototyping applications for the development of autonomous or electrically powered vehicles, as well as growing demands for connectivity and safety in function development, call for powerful in-vehicle prototyping systems. With the new MicroAutoBox III, dSPACE now presents its completely updated real-time system geared to current and future ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS, NV, November 19, 2019 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard has donated $12,500 to the YMCA of Southern Nevada’s annual “Strong Kids” Campaign. The funds raised provide scholarships for memberships and programming to underprivileged youth and families.  The YMCA of Southern Nevada is an inclusive organization of men, women, and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Seventy Butzel Long attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2020 by DBusiness magazine. The list appears in the November/December 2019 edition. The attorneys and their practice areas are listed below:  Ann Arbor office  -- Jennifer A. DukarskiCopyright LawInformation Technology Law-- Ashley GlimeCopyright Law-- Mark W. JaneEmployee Benefits Law-- Nancy ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 18, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 15, 2019—Howard & Howard has been named to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:  Metropolitan Tier 1Ann Arbor, MILitigation—Intellectual PropertyLas Vegas, NVCommercial LitigationConstruction LawFranchise LawTrademark LawSpringfield, ILEmployment Law—ManagementTroy, MICommercial ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 18, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 53 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in DBusiness Magazine 2020 “Top Lawyers”.  DBusiness 2020 “Top Lawyers” honors the leading lawyers in the Southeast Michigan region. Below is a complete list of Dickinson Wright lawyers included in this year’s list:  Ann Arbor, MIJordan Schreier, Employee Benefits Law  Detroit, MIAllison R. Bach, ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 18, 2019
After receiving the news in October about Spud Software's nomination for the 6th annual Art of Achievement Awards, we were pleased and excited to even be nominated. Up against some other great names in the Flint and Genesee area, it’s truly an honor to be considered among these incredible businesses.   The Art of the Achievement Awards is an annual opportunity for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 18, 2019
DETROIT — Students, police officers, attorneys or anyone curious about drug recognition now have a place to do research and learn the history of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) at the Drug Recognition Center and Archives, located in University of Detroit Mercy’s Library Archives.   Detroit Mercy alumnus Thomas Page ’71, ’76 is a nationally recognized DRE — a law enforcement officer trained to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Monday, November 18, 2019
Southfield, Mich.– Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that ten shareholders have been recognized by DBusiness magazine as “2020 Top Lawyers.” The annual list honors the top attorneys in the Metro Detroit area in various practice areas. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers includes:William AbbattFrank AngileriMark CantorJohn HalanErica KleinRobyn LedermanJohn LeRoy  Thomas ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 18, 2019
Auburn Hills, MI November 12, 2109 – New Horizons has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 18, 2019
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler PLC, a Bloomfield Hills-based law firm, has announced that 18 attorneys have been recognized by DBusiness Magazine as 2020 Top Lawyers in their respected legal practice areas. Published annually, DBusiness’ Top Lawyers list is a comprehensive ranking of attorneys from across southeast Michigan. The award is based on a peer-reviewed survey, with 19,000 attorneys in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 18, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—November 18, 2019—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announces that Beth Butchart, CPA, has been promoted from Manager to Senior Manager in the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) group.  The announcement was made by Clayton & McKervey President Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 14, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney Kurtis T. Wilder was recently honored by The Federalist Society as the 2019 Joseph D. Grano Award recipient, given to the most distinguished servant to the rules of the law. The award was presented during the Chapter’s Annual Dinner on October 30, 2019 in Plymouth.  Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Wilder is Of Counsel to Butzel Long. Justice Wilder ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s litigation practices and its attorneys are recognized in the Benchmark Litigation United States 2020 Edition.  Benchmark Litigation’s rankings are based on a six-month research period involving extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Firms in all 50 states, plus District of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 14, 2019
P.J. Wallbank Springs leverages AIM AutoCOR for enhanced EDI and bar code solutionsFRASER, Mich. – Nov. 12, 2019 – AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, announced today the availability of a case study which explains the improved EDI functionality at P.J. Wallbank ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—Nov. 14, 2019— Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press. It is the ninth year Clayton & McKervey has been included on the Detroit Free Press list, which ranks the best places to work ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 14, 2019
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift’s new associates, Cody A. Mott, Alaina M. Nelson and Caroline N. Renner, were sworn in on November 12 at the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing. All had previously participated in the firm’s summer associate program.   An Indiana University Maurer School of Law alum, Mott will practice from both the firm’s Grand Rapids and Lansing offices in the Business & Tax ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Lori Crose with UPCEA President Nelson Baker Lori Crose, director of Professional and Continuing Education at OU, was recently honored at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Super Regional Conference with the Outstanding Leadership Award for the association's Central Region.   Crose was recognized for helping create customized professional and continuing ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wixom, Michigan, November 13, 2019: Sensors of self-driving cars provide expansive data streams that must be processed blazingly fast. Video cameras as well as lidar and radar sensors create data volumes of multiple terabytes per hour. Therefore the requirements for processing with regards to bandwidth, computing power, and storage technology are exceedingly high. dSPACE now introduces the AUTERA ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler PLC, a Bloomfield Hills-based law firm, hasannounced that Kathryn Kaleth has joined its growing team of attorneys. She will serve as an associate at Dawda Mann, focusing her practice primarily in the areas of real estate, business transactions and environmental law. Kaleth received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2019 and her B.A. from Michigan ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Southfield, Mich.– The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter has recognized Brooks Kushman principal Stephanie Mansfield, Ph.D. as a Distinguished Volunteer for her work with Judson Center’s Autism Connections program during their28th Annual National Philanthropy Day® on November 6, 2019.  National Philanthropy Day is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—November 13, 2019—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, will present Doing Business in Mexico in 2020 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 as part of its coffee and conversation series. The complimentary event, which includes continental breakfast, will be held at the Skyline Club ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Detroit Free Press names Brose North America a winner of the Detroit Top Workplaces 2019 AwardAuburn Hills, Mich. (November 11, 2019) – Brose has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 12, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Mary V. Pickard to the firm. She joins the Business and Corporate Group and will practice out of the Royal Oak office. “I am an attorney who finds innovative and strategic solutions tailored to the client's ever-changing needs.”Mary focuses her practice on business and corporate law. Specifically, she assists with mergers, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorneys Jennifer Dukarski and Claudia Rast will be featured speakers during the GENIVI® Technical Summit November 12-13, 2019 in Troy.  Their topic will focus on automotive cybersecurity. Specifically, they will “deconstruct” the vehicle of the near future – device by device – discussing with the audience those known, proposed and potential regulations and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 11, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich. ---Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is proud to announce it has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in its 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Overall, Brinks received National Tier 1 recognition in three practice areas, and Regional Tier 1 rankings in eight practice areas within ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 11, 2019
Oakland University’s Macomb-OU Inc. has launched a program aimed at helping Macomb County teachers learn best practices in cybersecurity education, an area that has become more important as technology-related data and security threats increase.  The course, Cybersecurity Essentials for Educators, is offered at the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, a Sterling Heights-based facility that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Partnerships
Monday, November 11, 2019
Harness Dickey Principal and longstanding Executive Committee member Michael Patrick Brennan passed away on November 6, 2019. He was 65 years old.   Brennan spent the bulk of his remarkable career with Harness Dickey. He joined the firm in the fall of 1984 after working in-house with The Procter & Gamble Company. He served as a member of Harness Dickey’s litigation team for twelve years before ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, November 07, 2019
McDonald Hopkins has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  The rankings, released on Friday, Nov. 1, recognize firms for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and piers. McDonald Hopkins received 16 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the report while seven of the firm’s practice groups were ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
On October 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., No. 2018-2140, that the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s practice of appointing Administrative Patent Judges (“APJs”), as set forth in Title 35, is unconstitutional for failure to comply with the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. To remedy the constitutional defect, the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 04, 2019
New COM Express Type 10 Carrier Hosts Four AcroPack® mPCIe I/O Modules for a Mix of Processing Functions on a Mini-ITX PlatformAcromag’s newest carrier board interfaces four I/O module slots to an Intel® Atom® COM Express Type 10 CPU module on a Mini-ITX format.Wixom, MI – November 4, 2019 – Acromag broadens their family of rugged AcroPack mini-PCIe I/O module carrier cards with the new Model ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, November 01, 2019
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the nation’s largest patent and trademark law firms, is proud to earn both national and metropolitan top tier rankings in the 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.   Harness Dickey is included in the following national and metropolitan rankings: National Tier 2Trademark LawNational Tier 3Copyright LawLitigation – ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Creative Director Alex Awn to Lead Design & Creative Communication Practice ROYAL OAK, MI – October 29, 2019 – Gongos, Inc., a decision intelligence company, today announced the appointment of Amy Perifanos to Vice President, Strategy & Implementation, a newly formed practice area for the company. The Strategy & Implementation group drives growth for BtoC and BtoB organizations by developing and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Darmstadt, October 2019 – Blockchain and additive production not only go well together – they are also arousing great interest. Over 70 participants from industry, development and the research community attended the User Day held at the Center for Applied Aviation Research (ZAL) in Hamburg, where PROSTEP, together with other consortium partners, presented the results of the joint SAMPL (Secure ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Students will meet with Michigan Lt. Gov. Gilchrist at the event to discuss their findings on Industry 4.0  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Joe Steele, LIFT, jsteele@almmii.org   TROY, Mich.—October 29, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
NASCAR, Detroit Lions and cycling leader Trek to discuss using AI, Big Data tools for a competitive advantage and amped up fan engagement  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich.—October 23, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
FLINT September 23, 2019 -- Automation Movers International has been selected for the 2019 Best of Flint Award in the Employment Agency category by the Flint Award Program. Each year, the Flint Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Friday, October 11, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 – PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, offers companies wanting to move all or part of their PLM and ERP systems to the cloud and integrate them with each other a cloud-capable solution. Thanks to its modular architecture and the use of microservices, Version 9 and higher of the world’s leading OpenPDM solution can be used in hybrid cloud scenarios. OpenPDM is ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone
Thursday, October 10, 2019
John Kovac, Microsoft director of U.S. Industry Manufacturing, and Martina Koederitz, general manager of IBM’s U.S. Industrial Market in North America, bring their digital perspective to industries looking to modernize with disruptive technologies    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that Christopher Bond has rejoined its Metro Detroit office as an Associate.  “We are happy to have Chris back on our team after working in-house with a Japanese automotive supplier for the past two years,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins. “His knowledge and experience working with our clients will make for a smooth transition. We look forward ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Plus, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center partners with Automation Alley to present Smart Technology Zone sessions focused on supply chain  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301     TROY, Mich.—October 2, 2019 - Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, September 27, 2019
Rochester Hills, Michigan – August, 2019 -  PROSTEP, the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration, moved away from their computers to give back to the community at Rochester Hill’s Leader Dogs for the Blind. The event, which provided Leader Dogs with all 15 PROSTEP employees was completed not only as a company team-builder but also a way to give back to the local ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 - The shipbuilding experts from PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, will be presenting two new integration scenarios based on their open integration platform OpenPDM Ship at the ShipConstructor EMEA Conference 2019. OpenPDM Ship facilitates the integration of SSI's Autodesk-based ship development solution ShipConstructor with other CAD and PDM systems. The SSI ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 - PROSTEP AG will be presenting its new OpenPDM Ship integration platform to a wider audience for the first time at the 19th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) in Rotterdam. OpenPDM Ship uses standardized connectors to connect shipbuilding-specific development platforms with all the leading PDM/PLM and ERP systems as well as ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, General News Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
Darmstadt/Turku, September 2019 – CADMATIC Ltd, a leading developer of 3D-based design, engineering and information management software for the marine, process and energy, and construction industries, and vendor-independent PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP AG are intensifying their cooperation delivering end-to-end digital thread shipbuilding and shipping solutions.  Building on many ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Monday, September 16, 2019
 Sterling Heights, Mich. Sept. 2019 – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the country – has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.  Only 267 independent ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Company Milestone
Monday, September 16, 2019
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301   TROY, Mich.—September 16, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that IBM and Intel have signed on as event sponsors for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Cantor Colburn Continues Growth, Adding Experienced Laterals in Litigation and Patents   Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the addition of Partners Vincent Cichosz, John Gutkoski, and Marc N. Henschke and Counsel Joseph Barrera, Ph.D. and Aaron Bumgarner.   “These attorneys are a noteworthy addition to the firm,” said Phil Colburn, Co-Managing Partner. “Vince and Joe bring years of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Berry Moorman P.C. is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys from the Detroit, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor offices have been named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019. At Berry Moorman P.C., the following attorneys have been designated:Donald F. Carney, Jr.:                   Trust/Wills/Estate  David M. Foy:                                Employment: ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, September 09, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive Production in Mexico: Update” https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-production-in-mexico-update/ features Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasts at LMC Automotive.  In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Schuster discusses these questions:·         How has the assembly landscape in Mexico changed ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that three attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2019 list of Michigan Super Lawyers while two are named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.   The selected attorneys include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 Lisabeth Coakley Glenn Forbis Paul ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Utica, MI (8/22/2019) -  Momentum announced a dynamic change in their strategy to exclusively partner with B2B industrial companies. From local manufacturers in the Detroit metropolitan area to global suppliers, Momentum is focusing their innovative digital marketing strategy to better serve this specialized audience. With a foundation built on long-term results, measurable success, and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TROY, Mich., August 20, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm with locations across Michigan, Ohio and Florida is strengthening its Michigan presence by relocating in downtown Detroit. The new, expanded 6,000-square-foot office is located at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201 in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district. Headquartered in Troy, ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List ofAmerica’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000  For the 2nd Time, Fakhoury Global Immigration appears on the Inc. 5000,Ranking No. 4494 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of Over 66 Percent  NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) is No. 4494 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, August 05, 2019
Airports Council International recently indicated that the Colombian aviation sector will be among the top-10 fastest growing in the world over the next 30 years. In light of this forecast, Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional (OPAIN) recognized the realities of decreasing non-aeronautical revenue areas, disconnected passenger flows, and inconsistencies of terminal and holdroom environments at ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Monday, August 05, 2019
Ghafari Associates was awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture and engineering services for a new automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) in Huntsville, Alabama in June, 2018. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion investment by the two global automakers.  The nearly six million-square-foot complex to be developed on a greenfield site will be ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 26, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is exhibiting its metalcasting technologies at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industry Association August 13-15.  A supplier to the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies for the past 35 years, Barron uses the investment casting process to manufacture  Aluminum, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Automation Alley startup portfolio company Critical Signal Technologies (CST), a provider of personal emergency response systems to the health care industry, was recently acquired by electronics giant Best Buy for an undisclosed amount. In 2009, Automation Alley, through funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), invested $451,964 in the Novi, Michigan-based ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, July 15, 2019
Acromag’s latest OpenVPX™ carrier boards feature five mezzanine slots to interface a combination of I/O, communication, FPGA, GPU, or CPU modules to the bus over a high-speed PCIe Gen 3 link.Wixom, MI – July 15, 2019 – Acromag expands their offering of OpenVPX™ solutions with the new Model VPX4520 and VPX4521 6U carrier cards providing mezzanine slots for one XMC and four mini-PCIe or AcroPack ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, July 01, 2019
Rosswag Engineering has announced the acquisition of its third selective laser melting system from SLM Solutions. The third SLM®280 machine delivered to their facility in Pfinztal, Germany, expands their production and development capabilities with the metal additive manufacturing technology.   A division of Rosswag GmbH, one of the world’s leading providers of open die forged products with ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article, Company Milestone
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Beam-IT, Italy’s largest additive manufacturing service bureau, and SLM Solutions have signed an agreement to deepen their long term cooperation. Beam-IT expands its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines for their production and to work on the development of new parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development are planned to create added value ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities now available as event enters its third year   Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301     TROY, Mich.---June 20, 2019---Anticipating 1,000 attendees, Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
SLM®500 quad-laser machines have been selected by Rolls-Royce to help develop its Additive Layer Manufacturing capability. The machines will play an important role in helping Rolls-Royce in the competitive adoption of additive layer manufacturing for aerospace components. SLM Solutions focuses solely on metal additive manufacturing technology and pioneered multi-laser machines. This years-long ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- May 28, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is pleased to announce that Cynthia Hutchison, senior director, has been recognized on the Crain’s Detroit Business list of Notable Women ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, May 24, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is aiming to increase its exports of investment castings to Canada. Participating in a recent Canadian trade mission, company officials met with existing and prospective partners who require performance-critical castings and assemblies. The first stop on the mission was Doppelmayr Canada in St. Jerome, Quebec which uses Barron’s high-strength investment castings in ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Event Announcement, Government, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Over the nearly three decades since the concept of Lean manufacturing has been implemented, it has changed the way manufacturing companies do business.But technology has brought on the next phase: Industrie 4.0.Brought into popular use at the 2011 Hannover Messe in Germany, Industrie 4.0 is a cyber-physical system that facilitates more precise and timely decisions based on actual events rather ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Washington, D.C.– The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) today announces that work has begun on the creation of the second edition of the Invest in Insights Handbook.1 Since its release, many Insights leaders have leveraged version 1.0 the Invest in Insights Handbook to measure their ROI and demonstrate their value to the business. Leaning on these experiences, version 2.0 will include new ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Friday, May 03, 2019
Informational meeting set for May 7; deadline to register for trade mission is June 28  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., May 3, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is seeking small and medium-sized Michigan businesses ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Media Contacts:Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., April 30, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 today at its Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event will draw hundreds of tech and manufacturing professionals to Detroit Institute of Arts for Smart Technology Expo, Tech Talks and dive into report’s key findings  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- April 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is increasing capacity to meet the soaring demand from its defense customers for aluminum, stainless and carbon steel precision castings. The company is growing its workforce by more than 30 percent and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift at its 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in southeast Michigan. An exhibitor at the  Michigan ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lübeck- Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components. Multiple metal 3D printed functional components from Bugatti have been previously featured in the press, and all were ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
Defense companies eye region’s engineering talent, technical acumen and industrial capability for potential $42 billion project to replace aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leading global defense companies Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are hosting a supplier day on March 14 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. as they seek new Southeast Michigan partnerships and potential suppliers to meet the U.S. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2019 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication, which includes both law firms and practitioners, identifies the world’s leading experts in trademark law from 70 global jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. Harness Dickey is ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, February 11, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466   TROY, Mich.--- Feb. 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, February 01, 2019
Chicago, IL – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the completion of American Airlines’ Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world. The new facility was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ghafari team members, and over 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, February 01, 2019
Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit raised $1,750 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their fourth quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ teammates have the option of wearing blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This new processor board provides cost-effective, high-performance computing plus support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack® mPCIe mezzanine modules.Wixom, MI – Acromag, Inc. introduces the AcroExpress® VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer. The VPX6860 series features the 6th Generation Skylake Intel Xeon E3-1505M processor and CM236 PCH chipset for wide-ranging I/O ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 25, 2019
Program seeking interested manufacturers to serve as host sites  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 25, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is rolling out a new program that will provide university students ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 11, 2019
Dearborn, MI – Ghafari Associates is proud to announce that we received the following rankings in Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2019 Book of Lists”, a compilation of the business newspaper’s popular lists published throughout the year:·         #2 – Largest Architectural Firms·         #3 – Largest Engineering Companies·         #99 – Private 200 (Southeast Michigan’s largest privately-held ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, January 07, 2019
GONGOS APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER Decision Intelligence Company Announces Key Roles Alongside Growth ROYAL OAK, MI – January 7, 2019 – Gongos, Inc. names Debie Pomorski Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Cheryl Halverson Chief People Officer (CPO), as announced today by president & CEO Camille Nicita. Both women operated in key roles in 2018—a year in which the company ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Milestone
Friday, January 04, 2019
2019 milestone year to bring additional member perks and new programming to sharpen Industry 4.0 focus; business-generating trade missions continueMedia Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 7, 2019 --- 2019 marks Automation Alley’s 20th anniversary as a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Dearborn, MI – In this rapid-fire Q+A, Ki discusses a wide array of topics ranging from the firm’s approach to business development and how Ghafari promotes an inclusive culture to succession planning and personal career highlights.  “My career has never been static,” she says. “I enjoy what I do and bring that enthusiasm to the table on a regular basis. I love seeing the energy around new ideas ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 19, 2018
Dearborn, MI –For the fifth consecutive year, Ghafari was recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Detroit Free Press. The annual awards program is based on the belief that “the most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in”. As such, “Top Workplaces” are evaluated solely on the basis of employee feedback – Ghafari team members completed an anonymous 24-question survey focused on ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, October 29, 2018
Plus, MEDC Smart Technology Expo  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. --- October 29, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce additional details about its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference taking place in Detroit on ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 04, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has developed a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing and Culture & ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 20, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce strong sponsorship support of its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference, taking place in Detroit on Wednesday, November 14. The conference is focused on the eight core technologies of Industry 4.0: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, September 10, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 10, 2018---In a nod to the organization’s growing influence in Industry 4.0, Automation Alley’s Executive Director and CEO, Tom Kelly, has been tapped by the World Economic Forum to moderate its Community Dinner event on Wednesday, September 19, in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. The event is part of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Education, General News Article
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Government, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- August 8, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the appointment of several new members to its board of directors. Board members serve as the nonprofit association’s governing body and provide oversight vital to the development of programs, services, events and committees. The new members are:   Charles Conlen, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Helena Leurent to bring global perspective to Integr8’s focus on smart factory innovation    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301     TROY, Mich.---July 24, 2018--- Helena Leurent, head of future of production with the World Economic Forum, is headed to Detroit, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Event expected to draw 750 attendees to Detroit; early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities available at integr8conference.com    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich.---June 27, 2018---Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Monday, June 18, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466  TROY, Mich.--- June 18, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announced today that the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Company Milestone
Monday, June 11, 2018
Registration now open for Sept. 17 boot camp  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466    TROY, Mich.--- June 11, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has partnered with Cleary University to offer a 35-hour, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Troy, Mich., May 22, 2018 --- The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded Automation Alley a year-long grant to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses embrace Industry 4.0, the smart factory revolution characterized by the convergence of digital and physical technologies. The grant aligns with Automation Alley's existing Industry 4.0 programs for startups, manufactures and defense ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 30, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466TROY, Mich., April 30, 2018 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution), today at its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, Community, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement, Education, General News Article
Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(DEARBORN, Mich.) — The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Education
Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, October 06, 2017
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe – Automation Alley 248-457-3301 Kathleen Achtenberg – MEDC 517-335-4590  Michigan companies travel to Mexico to expand export opportunities, create jobsNew STEP export assistance funds available for Michigan’s small businesses   Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies are traveling to Mexico to meet with prospective partners, distributors and end customers ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The DEP CAE Engineering Conclave 2017, which took place on September8, 2017, at the Westin, Southfield in Detroit, USA brought together 300+ CAD and CAE users and decision makers to discuss trends and news on simulation and development topics. The event focused on advanced CAE technologies for lightweighting, optimization, morphing, automated meshing, fast modeling, and process ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, Education
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Q1 of 2017 marked the launch of a new initiative at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, focused on helping Southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and technology companies better prepare for Industry 4.0, or the smart manufacturing technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.  The initiative kicked off in February with the debut of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education

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