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Friday, March 05, 2021
Rochester, MI - Oakland University, the College for Creative Studies and a coalition of regional industry partners have joined forces to establish an augmented reality center (ARC) at Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.   The ARC will introduce students to cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) technology and provide unique opportunities for these students to work ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, March 04, 2021
TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as the #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan and the #5 Bond Counsel in the Midwest in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review.  Rankings are based on dollar volume of deals in 2020 and included issues maturing in 13 months or more. In issues with multiple book-runners, each firm is credited with its actual allocation ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Since June 2018, David McCallum has worked for Custom Biogenic Systems, where the main mission is keeping things cold – freezing cold. The company serves an array of clients whose work depends on state-of-the-art cryogenic equipment. They include pharmaceutical and biotech firms developing vaccines. At his job, McCallum uses computer software to design equipment that allows for safe storage ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Troy, MI ---March 3, 2021 --- ASE, Michigan’s trusted HR partner and largest employer association, has added six new members to their Board of Directors for 2021.  Five members moved off the slate due to term limits and retirements.  New Board MembersKay Douglas, President/Founder, Douglas Marketing GroupDeloris Hunt, Chief Human Resources Officer, Michigan Medicine – University of MichiganAmy ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Virginia has now become the second state in the United States to pass a comprehensive data privacy law. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), which passed in the Virginia House of Representatives (89-9) and Senate (39-0), and was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam on March 2, 2021. The bill will now take effect January 1, 2023 – the same day as the newly enacted California ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
TROY, Mich., March 3, 2021 — Walsh has introduced a Cybersecurity Master of Business Administration (Cyber MBA), the first integrative program of its kind in Michigan, combining key components of Walsh’s Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership and internationally ranked MBA. The Cyber MBA is designed to create business leaders who know how to align vision, strategy and resources ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah was featured in a recent Law360 Pulse article titled, “Brooks Kushman's Shah On Steering An IP Boutique In 2021.” In this interview, Shah dives into how, following this year of rapid change in the legal industry, Brooks Kushman is staying ahead of the game, increasing their pipeline for both legal and technical expertise and continuing to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 01, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 8th Annual MiBiz M&A Deals & Dealmakers recently announced that ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. has been named Banking/Finance Deal of the Year for its acquisition of Community Shores Bank Corp. Dickinson Wright served as legal adviser to Community Shores Bank Corp. in the deal.  In July 2020, ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. acquired Muskegon-based Community Shores Bank ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, March 01, 2021
TROY, Mich., March 1, 2021 — Walsh has retained its status as a Military-Friendly® school for the 2021-2022 year by VIQTORY, a Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned organization dedicated to connecting the military community to civilian opportunity. Schools were assessed based on their ability to meet threshold for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education
Friday, February 26, 2021
Middletown, Pa. – Students from Middletown Area Middle School in Middletown, Pa., and Foose Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pa., visited Mars this week. Not literally, of course, but to celebrate Engineers Week, Phoenix Contact engineers created a new lesson plan that simulated a Mars rover while teaching basic programming skills.  The class was based on last week’s successful landing of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Billhighway, a leader in financial solutions designed for component-based organizations, shines as one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® (Best and Brightest). No stranger to the national spotlight, Billhighway’s progressive team-member initiatives, and collaborative culture are recognized for a ninth consecutive year.  The Best and Brightest program celebrates ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Attorney Amy Leshan has been chosen to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2021 class of Fellows. This innovative program identifies, trains, and focuses on the development of the industry’s next generation of professional leaders. It also offers participants virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects, and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
PROLIM, a leading provider of end-to-end IoT, IT and PLM solutions, was ranked in the “Top 100 Fastest growing companies in North Texas” by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The Dallas 100 annually gauges the fastest-growing privately held companies in North Texas. The annual award ranks the area’s top 100 entrepreneurial ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
“Pushing Rocks Uphill” details her journey from telecomm sales in a nascent industry, to abilities advocate for Down syndrome, to global advanced manufacturing champion    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — February 22, 2021 —Automation Alley, an ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, February 22, 2021
 LANSING, Mich. –The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has elected officers to serve on its executive committee for 2021. The officers are: Anne M. Seurynck, Joel C. Farrar, Julie I. Fershtman, Todd W. Hoppe, David R. Russell and Brent A. Titus.  Seurynck will continue to serve as the firm’s president and will head the Executive Committee. Seurynck was elected firm president in 2020 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, February 22, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah will be on a panel for an upcoming IPWatchdog Webinar titled, “Finding, Winning and Retaining the Right Clients: Business Development and Strategic Relationship Creation for Law Firms.” In this webinar, panelists will discuss how to differentiate yourself from competitors using technology platforms, developing niche expertise and getting ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, February 19, 2021
Media Contact: Denise Asker dasker@claytonmckervey.com 248.936.9488 Southfield, Mich.—February 17, 2021—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is excited to announce The Sound of Automation, a monthly podcast series for the Industrial Automation sector. “With the rise of Industry 4.0 and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
 Building upon her creation of Oakland University’s fourth goal committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, President Ora Pescovitz has now made a significant gift to impact the future of the university with the creation of the Rabbi Richard G. and Bella Hirsch Faculty Endowment for Racial and Social Justice.  “Diversity in our community benefits all of us and makes us better people,” ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
WIT Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the ninth annual Great Lakes Data & Analytics Summit. The Summit will take place March 9-11, 2021. This is a premier business analytics event for analytics and IT leaders to network, learn new strategies and explore innovative ideas. This virtual event will attract analytics leaders from across the Great Lakes Region and offers ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
With a focus on promoting interdisciplinary research among students and faculty, and engaging the public with diverse perspectives, Oakland University has established a new Center for Evolutionary Psychological Science. The Center will foster collaborative research within and across colleges and schools at OU, and also with faculty and students at other universities, both nationally and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Nearly 300 students from a variety of health-oriented academic programs recently took part in Oakland University’s fifth annual Interprofessional Education Workshop on opioid abuse. Although this year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, it featured plenty of insights into the challenges and opportunities health professionals have to deliver the highest quality of patient ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Trademark practices in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada and Washington, D.C. along with ten attorneys have all been ranked in the 2021 edition of the WTR 1000.  The 2021 edition of the WTR 1000 features more than 80 country and US state-specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For the seventh consecutive year, Brooks Kushman been recognized by World Trademark Review as a WTR 1000 firm. The guide recognizes the world’s top trademark law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions.   “We are honored to be recognized by the World Trademark Review for the seventh year in a row,” said, Elizabeth Janda, Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
TROY, Mich., Feb. 16, 2021 - Walsh students Aysha Abdul Shahid and Kelly Burt have received the Financial Executives International (FEI) Academic Award from FEI’s Detroit chapter and will be honored at a virtual ceremony in late February. FEI is a professional organization for senior-level financial executives with more than 10,000 members and 65 chapters across the United States. The Detroit ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Troy, MI --- February 16, 2021 --- ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association, has released the results of its most recent COVID-19 Business Impact Survey.  The survey, launched on February 3, 2021 assessed employers’ plans around COVID-19 vaccination, return-to-work, and the business impact of the pandemic.Specific highlights from the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey include the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, February 15, 2021
   CONTACT: University of Detroit Mercy Ronald BernasOffice of Marketing & Communications bernasrj@udmercy.edu     University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center wins National Endowment for the Arts grant  DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a series of events that will celebrate Detroit-based ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Education, General News Article, Government, New Partnerships
Monday, February 15, 2021
Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, Dynamics Group helps companies design & engineer their tools, prototypes, and parts. For more information, visit dynamics-group.com, or email j.tamm@dynamics-group.com.  “We are proud to announce the addition of our new Markforged X7 3D Printer. This addition offers the unprecedented value add to our customers allowing them to go through their design ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, February 12, 2021
Kettering University & Kettering Global are excited to launch a new corporate training and continuing education division. KetteringGlobalX (KGX) was developed to assist companies to meet their talent pipeline needs and training for today’s evolving jobs. KGX recognizes the struggles employers face to find and develop a high-quality talent while staying competitive in a changing global ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, February 12, 2021
TROY, Mich., Feb. 12, 2021 — Walsh will host Master’s Degree Connection Days, virtual, interactive information sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-6 p.m. and Wednesday, Mar. 3 from 12:30-1 p.m. Graduate admissions advisors will answer questions, share financial aid information, help students select a program path and start the application process. Advanced registration is recommended. “Walsh ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Middletown, Pa. – The new CHARX charging inlets from Phoenix Contact E-Mobility enable both low- and high-power charging (HPC) of electric vehicles. The Combined Charging Systems (CCS) inlets allow continuous charging at up to 250 A, and temporarily up to 500 A and 1000 V. This is the highest charge rating currently available, making it possible to charge a vehicle in just a few minutes.   The ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
TROY, Mich., Feb. 10, 2021 — Walsh announced today that it earned a full 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with no requirement for interim monitoring or reporting and has been approved to offer Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Accreditation is the formal recognition of the quality of an educational institution, ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Oakland Community College, in partnership with the Michigan Reconnect program, is offering free in-district tuition to qualifying Michigan residents who want to earn an associate degree or certificate. Students have four years to complete an associate degree or eligible certificate in one program of study.   “Community colleges are constantly thinking about how the programs we offer are ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah was a contributor to the Law.com Mid-Market Report titled, “'It Won't Be Anything Like the Normal We Experienced in 2020': Midsize Firm Leaders' Best Predictions.” In this article midsize law firm leaders discuss how 2020 ended for them and what their predictions are looking forward to 2021. While the reviews were mixed between firms, Shah ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Wixom, Michigan, February 9, 2021: In the development of self-driving and electrically- powered cars, the connectivity requirements for in-vehicle prototyping systems are constantly growing. This is why dSPACE offers its MicroAutoBox III in-vehicle prototyping system with a high number of channels and an extended range of bus and network interfaces.  With the addition of the new DS1521 I/O board ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long Chairman, Richard E. Rassel, is the recipient of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s InauguralBusiness Leadership in Education and Equity Award. The Chamber presented the award virtually during the second annual State of Education program on February 3, 2021. Rassel was recognized for his years of service and unwavering commitment to the mission of Detroit Drives Degrees, a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Myles Baker and Caleb Green have been named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2020.  The Lawyers of Color Hot List 2020 includes in-house counsel, government attorneys, or law firm associates and partners who were selected through a comprehensive nomination and research process. The selection committee, composed of editorial staff, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, February 08, 2021
  Oakland University and Kirtland Community College have forged a series of new articulation agreements that will help Kirtland students transition to OU in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Integrative Studies. The agreements help students save money by increasing the number of credits they may transfer to OU for ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, February 08, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, February 08, 2021 – PROLIM wins contract with ACI to deploy Teamcenter® X software – the new software as a service (SaaS) PLM offering for digital transformation from Siemens Digital Industries Software. ACI has been growing since 1960 and pioneered in providing manufactured products, engineered solutions, and performance software for reciprocating compressors. Being known as ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, February 08, 2021
Detroit, MI - February 8th, 2021. Andonix will be a keynote speaker in the IMTS Spark Showcase Conference, which is part of the Association for Manufacturing Technology's "Innovation Shakedown series". This is a free event - a link to it can be found as follows:  https://directory.imts.com/8_0/sessions/session-details.cfm?scheduleid=373 As the Manufacturing sector struggles to emerge from the ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article
Monday, February 08, 2021
A $10 Million Commitment Verizon is committing $10 million to provide grants to small businesses through LISC. As small business owners across the country continue to face uncertainty amid the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this grant opportunity will support recovery and aid in survival through the pandemic and beyond. Additionally, Verizon is making a multi-year commitment to bring ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Event Announcement, General News Article, Community
Friday, February 05, 2021
On behalf of its Matching Fund Program, the Monroe County Business Development Corporation and ProMedica Innovations announce their most recent investment in Monroe County’s own ZoomBroom. The Matching Fund Program has provided $40,000 in financial support to fund the company’s Kickstarter campaign and early onset development efforts. The new company is the brainchild of local entrepreneurs Randy ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, New Partnerships
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    Contact:          Glenn Oswald /David Stoyka                           Marx Layne & Company                          (248) 855-6777 – office                       (313) 418-1635 – mobile                         (313) 570-7899 – mobile                          goswald@marxlayne.com                         dstoyka@marxlayne.com  TROY, Mich. – Jan. 5, 2021 – MedSupply, a Troy-based supplier of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The New USMCA: Key Issues, Challenges, and Impact on the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-new-usmca-key-issues-challenges-and-impact-on-the-global-automotive-industry/ features Leslie Alan Glick.  Mr. Glick is co-chair of the Butzel Long International Trade and Customs Specialty team. He is a specialist in international ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Event will address how companies can best position themselves within the shifting dynamics of a global economy    TROY, Mich. — December 16, 2020 — International business experts will be on tap to discuss the opportunities and challenges of doing business globally at Automation Alley’s annual Global Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond on Thursday, January 14, in a livestream only event from ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is pleased to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit has named Joe Buick Vice President of Business Development for the agency. In this role, effective January 1, 2021, Buick’s primary role will be to develop new business opportunities across all divisions of the agency. He will work closely with all agency stakeholders including ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, December 28, 2020
Darmstadt, December 2020 – The ever increasing level of networking in the automotive industry means that information security plays a key role when it comes to organizing business relationships. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has defined uniform requirements for this purpose and compliance is checked by means of regular audits: Trusted Information Security Assessment ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, General News Article
Friday, December 18, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Is the U.S. a hardship location for foreign auto industry professionals? Supporting a move or travel to the U.S. from Germany, Korea, Brazil, or other countries” https://globalautoindustry.com/is-the-u-s-a-hardship-location-for-foreign-auto-industry-professionals/ features Andrew Jernigan.  Mr. Jernigan is the CEO and founder of Insured Nomads, and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Bangalore, December 10, 2020: Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s Industrial Automation Business, announces it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PARI, India's largest Industrial Automation Company. The combined capabilities of Wipro and Pari will help broaden its offering, expand global footprint, and strengthen its ability to forge deeper customer relationships in India and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Mexico’s Strategic Manufacturing Trends: The Shelter Competitive Advantage” https://globalautoindustry.com/mexicos-strategic-manufacturing-trends-the-shelter-competitive-advantage/ features Salomon Noble, CEO for Mexico-based Intermex Industrial Parks. Salomon is an expert in the Mexican Manufacturing and Maquiladora Industry (IMMEX / “Twin ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, December 07, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Ensuring Upturn Readiness Globally through Multi-Tier Collaboration and Blockchain” https://globalautoindustry.com/ensuring-upturn-readiness-globally-through-multi-tier-collaboration-and-blockchain/ features Rick Diefenderfer.  Mr. Diefenderfer has been a Partner with CGN Global since 2012, leading the Supply Chain and Business Transformation Group. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
This new AcroPack® module combines multi-core ARM processors, FPGA capabilities and I/O interfaces on a rugged, high-density platform for embedded computing applicationsWixom, MI: Acromag’s new APZU series expands their offering of mini PCIe-based AcroPack modules with a programmable I/O solution featuring the Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-a-chip (MPSoC). Three models are ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Together with the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at the University of Hanover and the technology service provider isb, PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, is offering its customers a comprehensive new service for digitalizing their existing production systems and optimizing their production processes. The partners have developed the innovative service ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Darmstadt, November 2020 – OSRAM Continental is one of the first automotive suppliers in Germany to have moved its entire IT landscape to the cloud. The joint venture, which was founded two years ago and combines the expertise of the two parent companies OSRAM and Continental in the fields of lighting, electronics and software, exchanges product data via PROSTEP's cloud-based data exchange ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Sunday, November 15, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Maintaining Brand Relevance in a Rapidly Changing Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/maintaining-brand-relevance-in-a-rapidly-changing-global-auto-industry/ features Chris Bowers, Managing Director of UK-based CMB Automotive Marketing Ltd. Mr. Bowers is a global automotive marketing and communications expert.  CMB is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, November 06, 2020
Barron Receives Industry Award for Cost-Saving Defense Castings Oxford, MI –  Investment casting is a process used for making precise and complex metal components and, for many industries, it saves much time and cost in producing their parts. For example, when an aerospace company asked Barron Industries to manufacture an investment casting for an advanced military guidance system, it was able to ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Friday, November 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "China Export Controls and AI & Machine Learning Algorithms: Effects on the Global Auto Industry" https://globalautoindustry.com/china-export-controls-and-ai-machine-learning-algorithms-effects-on-the-global-auto-industry/ features Quan Bill Yang and Mitch Zajac, both are Associates of Butzel Long’s Detroit office.  Mr. Yang concentrates his practice ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 29, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Developing Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Talent for the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/developing-smart-mobility-and-intelligent-transportation-talent-for-the-global-automotive-industry/  features Elaina Farnsworth.  Ms.Farnsworth is an acclaimed speaker, published writer and thought leader in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Darmstadt, October 2020 – Continental AG, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, has been using PROSTEP's OpenPDM product suite for a year now. Use of the world's leading platform for PLM integration, PLM migration and PLM collaboration not only reduces the time and effort involved in migrating data in the context of the carve-out of the subsidiary Vitesco, but also helps Conti harmonize ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, New Partnerships
Thursday, October 22, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/impact-of-usmca-on-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Daron Gifford.  Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2020
Deadline to apply for grant funding is November 13; project will accelerate local manufacturers’ digital transformation, improve region’s PPE manufacturing response, and strengthen supply chains    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com, 248.709.5974  TROY, Mich.—October 14, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 15, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “China Automotive Industry and New Automotive Technologies Update” https://globalautoindustry.com/china-automotive-industry-and-new-automotive-technologies-update/ features Bill Russo.  Bill is founder and CEO of China-based Automobility.  He is the world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Virtual expo hall, World Economic Forum advanced manufacturing roundtables, technology-focused breakout sessions and one-on-one matchmaking among highlights    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 6, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “OEMs Address Global & Regional Differences of In-Vehicle Entertainment” https://globalautoindustry.com/oems-address-global-and-regional-differences-of-in-vehicle-entertainment/ features Nils Wollny.  Nils is CEO and co-founder of holoride, a spin-out from Audi focusing on the next generation of in-car entertainment. At holoride, Nils is responsible ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 24, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The 7 Keys to Communicating in the Brazil Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-7-keys-to-communicating-in-the-brazil-automotive-industry/ features Dr. Orlando Kelm. Dr. Kelm is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses in Portuguese and Spanish, focusing mainly on ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The Internet of Things in the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-internet-of-things-in-the-global-automotive-industry/ features Bruce Belzowski.  Mr. Belzowski is Managing Director of the Automotive Futures Research Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began his career studying the global automotive industry at R.L.Polk ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, August 31, 2020
Wixom, MI: The newest addition to Acromag’s Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation is the VPM2000 Series of loop-powered display meters with process current output and alarm capabilities. These instruments supplement the digital indicator functions of a panel meter with optional 4-20mA isolator output and/or alarm trip solid-state relays. A dual-line LCD display has large 0.7 inch digits, an ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
$75,000 donation goal will be matched by Michigan Works! to provide laptops to underemployed and unemployed individuals to assist with virtual learning    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301   TROY, Mich.—August 26, 2020—The Automation Alley Fund, a nonprofit charitable endeavor of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, August 21, 2020
Harvard Business Review Promotes Covid-19 plan at Barron IndustriesOxford, MI –  With many businesses now struggling to safely re-open, the Harvard Business Review provides some guidance by promoting the Covid-19 containment plan used by Barron Industries. As a government supplier, the Michigan-based casting manufacturer was required to remain open and worked with the University of Michigan’s ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Friday, August 21, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal” https://globalautoindustry.com/global-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-future-of-mobility-steps-to-prepare-for-new-normal/ features Yednesh Parnaik.  Mr. Parnaik is a Global Director at Lear Corporation. He is responsible for driving profitable business growth, strategy ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, August 21, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020 –  For the 23rd year, the largest PLM conference in Europe will go virtual on September 2, 2020.  The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium will give attendees access to digital transformation discussions, systems engineering, digital twins, IoT and Industry 4 though leadership presentations. The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium is an international PLM conference offering ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Education, General News Article
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020  PROSTEP INC and parent company PROSTEP AG are Platinum sponsors at this year’s annual COExperience, now a virtual event held September 14-16, 2020. COE (Community of Experts of Dassault Systemes Solutions) brings together users of Dassault Systemes software and provides unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product influence ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. – Aug. 18, 2020 – Macomb County manufacturers are encouraged to participate in a virtual information session to see if they qualify for grants to purchase Industry 4.0 state-of-the-art digital technologies and become ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 13, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Michigan in Transition: From Leading  The Auto Industry to Global Smart Mobility Leader” https://globalautoindustry.com/michigan-in-transition-from-leading-the-auto-industry-to-global-smart-mobility-leader/ features Trevor Pawl. Mr. Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads the Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “European Automotive Parts Supply Chain Complexity” https://globalautoindustry.com/european-automotive-parts-supply-chain-complexity/ features Mirko Woitzik.  Mr. Woitzik is Manager EMEA, Risk Intelligence at DHL - Resilience360, and based in Germany.  He is also the author of the report on 'research showing the impact of COVID-19 on EMEA Automotive ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 06, 2020
International Strategic Management Named COMMUNITY ORGANIZER for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan Troy, Michigan – Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals to serve as the community organizers to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Government, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
TROY, Mich. – Aug. 5, 2020 – Oakland County manufacturers are encouraged to participate in a virtual information session to see if they qualify for grants to purchase Industry 4.0 state-of-the art digital technologies and become part of the county’s distributive manufacturing network. The session, set for Aug. 12 at 11 a.m., is offered by Oakland County and Automation Alley to qualified small and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 03, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Consumer Mobility and Dealership Retail Trends: International Investment Opportunities” https://globalautoindustry.com/consumer-mobility-and-dealership-retail-trends-international-investment-opportunities/ features Brodie Cobb. Mr. Cobb is Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based The Presidio Group, a private investment bank engaged primarily in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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 29, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announced that Dr. Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial Innovation in the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, July 27, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Covid-19 Impact on Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production Globally: Insights from World Economic Forum and Automation Alley” https://globalautoindustry.com/covid-19-impact-on-future-of-advanced-manufacturing-and-production-globally/ features Cynthia Hutchinson, Vice President of Michigan-based Automation Alley.  Ms. Hutchinson is ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 13, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The Opportunity in Disruption. How marketing during a recession will help global automotive companies to thrive” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-opportunity-in-disruption-how-marketing-during-a-recession-will-help-global-automotive-companies-to-thrive/ features Chris Bowers, Managing Director of UK-based CMB Automotive Marketing Ltd., and a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 13, 2020
“Industry 4.0 in Focus: A Livestream Series” features the report’s contributing academic experts, strategic partners, and industry leaders as they highlight emerging technology trends impacting people, processes, and technology Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466 TROY, Mich.—July 13, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Automation Alley, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, July 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Drive to Survive: The Role of Automotive Supply Chain Finance in Helping the Industry's Comeback Globally” https://globalautoindustry.com/drive-to-survive-the-role-of-automotive-supply-chain-finance-in-helping-the-industrys-comeback-globally/ features Simon Kessler, Managing Director at Greensill.  Mr. Kessler joined Greensill in January 2020 to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 06, 2020
In an effort to keep the communities of our clients and employees safe, ICONMA recently launched our COVID-19 Medical Screening Service. With the protection of our client's workforce top of mind, our newest service offering will allow for a secure work environment as many companies begin to resume onsite activities.   ICONMA's COVID-19 Medical Screeners perform temperature readings, conduct ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 03, 2020
Barron Industries earns NADCAP Accreditation for Digital Radiography   For Media Contact: Lissa Barron LBarron@barron-industries.com Oxford, MI - Barron Industries has taken another step to ensure its precision investment castings meet the stringent quality standards of the aerospace industry.  The Michigan-based manufacturer has achieved NADCAP Accreditation for Digital Radiography, a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone
Monday, June 29, 2020
Darmstadt, June 2020 – Short-time working and working from home define the daily work routine during the coronavirus pandemic. PROSTEP's OpenDESC team nevertheless continues to provide round-the-clock support to customers when converting, migrating and transferring their CAD and PLM data. PROSTEP is expanding its software environment to meet growing demand for its cloud-based OpenDESC.com ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/impact-of-usmca-on-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Daron Gifford.  Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, June 18, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Current and Future Trends in the Indian Automotive Aftermarket” https://globalautoindustry.com/current-and-future-trends-in-indian-automotive-aftermarket/ features Harpreet Singh.  Mr. Singh is an Investment Banker turned entrepreneur, and Founder of India-based AutoFlipz. He and his team are working on bridging the gap between authorized and IAM ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "The Length of the Global Automotive Supply Chain: A Direct Cause of Bullwhipping” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-length-of-the-global-automotive-supply-chain-a-direct-cause-of-bullwhipping/ features Robert Peels. Based on the revolutionary modeling ideas that he developed while working as strategy director for Royal DSM, a ten billion dollar ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 15, 2020
TROY, Mich., – June 15, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, today announced the latest launch of Altair® Monarch®, a major new release of its powerful and intuitive data preparation solution. Marking the 30th anniversary of Monarch’s original launch, the new version strengthens ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, June 05, 2020
Media Contact: Lissa Barron, Communications, LBarron@barron-industries.com Oxford, MI - Barron Industries has achieved another quality certification for its aerospace investment castings.  A global manufacturer of engineered metal components, Barron is now certified for welding by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP), ensuring the company meets the high ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article
Thursday, May 28, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Automotive Industry CEO Series:  Global Leadership and COVID-19 Pandemic" https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-industry-ceo-series-global-leadership-and-covid-19-pandemic/ features Fathi Tlatli, President Global Automotive at DHL, responsible for global team leadership, strategy and development of the automotive industry activities.  In ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "The 7 Keys to Communicating in the Japanese Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-7-keys-to-communicating-in-the-japanese-automotive-industry/ features Dr. David A. Victor.  Dr. Victor is a Full Professor of Management and International Business at Eastern Michigan University, and the author of six books on International Business ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, May 21, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Managing Actual Volatile Demand in the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/managing-actual-volatile-demand-in-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Egge Haak.  Mr. Haak is Managing Director of Netherlands-based Involvation, a leading consultancy and implementation firm that is focused on improving the supply chain ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Acromag’s new hassle-free wireless I/O replicates analog, discrete, or Modbus® signals at remote locations.Wixom, MI: Acromag broadened their new Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation with the release of the VWB2000 signal wire replacement system in a rugged NEMA 4X/IP68 industrial housing. This point-to-point wireless signal bridge takes analog, discrete, or Modbus signals at one location ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is exhibiting at the first-ever virtual Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) May 20-21.The Michigan-based manufacturing company joins longstanding partners General Dynamics, MAHLE and more for the 11th annual MDEX sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).  The event is on-line for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government
Friday, May 15, 2020
Troy, Michigan, May 2020 – PROSTEP, long time technology partner of SIEMENS, is a Platinum sponsor at this year’s SIEMENS Realize Live 2020 Virtual event.  The event, happening online on June 23-24, 2020, will allow PROSTEP to provide a ‘virtual meeting room’ where attendees can login, hear discussions and see live presentations and demos on product life cycle development thought ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Darmstadt, May 2020 - PROSTEPs' OpenDXM GlobalX, the world's leading data exchange platform, has once again been awarded this year's Industriepreis (Industry Award) by the "Initiative Mittelstand" as one of the best products of the year. In addition to concrete improvements such as the intuitive web interface and blockchain integration, the innovative capabilities of the software, which can now ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Troy, Mich. – May 7, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, today announced the acquisition of the WRAP software business from Swedish company WRAP International AB. WRAP is a world-leading software technology for spectrum management and radio network planning for civil and defense ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, April 27, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 27, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced today a refresh of its Altair brand.The brand refresh was conducted to more accurately reflect Altair’s position as a solutions-based company that empowers innovation while evolving for sustainable growth. It ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Thursday, April 23, 2020
First episode kicks off April 29 at 9 a.m. in a virtual conversation with Michael King, LHP's president of data analytics & IoT solutions, about monitoring employee health in the post-pandemic workplace   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 23, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 21, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, introduced a new version of Altair InspireTM, the company’s fully-integrated generative design and simulation solution that accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 20, 2020
Altair announced the latest version of Inspire, its design, generative design and simulation platform.Inspire has integrated the radically fast SimSolid, Altair’s latest simulation acquisition, so Inspire users can choose it as a solver. Other solvers in Inspire are OptiStruct (for structural analysis) and MotionSolve (for dynamic analysis).Read the full story on engineering.com
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 20, 2020
Acromag’s new fanless PC is SWAP-C optimized with an efficient Intel® Atom® CPU module and four AcroPack ruggedized mini PCIe I/O expansion slots for a variety of data acquisition applications.Wixom, MI – April 2, 2020 –Acromag introduces a new rugged, small form factor (SFF) embedded computer system with modular I/O for signal processing, communication, and control functions. The ARCX1100 is ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, April 17, 2020
Darmstadt/Karlsruhe/Troy, April 2020 – Making b2b data exchange as simple, secure and flexible as possible for development partners, joint ventures and suppliers – this is the objective that DSC Software AG and PROSTEP AG are now pursuing together. The new OpenDXM GlobalX SAP ECTR integration enables users to exchange native CAD data, drawings and other documents directly from the SAP ECTR user ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 16, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced today a major new release of Panopticon, its comprehensive platform for user-driven monitoring and analysis of real-time trading and market data.Panopticon now delivers the speed, flexibility, and scalability ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Acromag’s new line of panel meters provide process current transmitter output and limit alarm relays for current, voltage or temperature inputs.Wixom, MI: The first release from Acromag’s new Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation is the VPM3000 Series of universal input displays with transmitter and alarm capabilities. These instruments combine the digital indicator function of a panel meter ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI  April 2020 – PROSTEP INC, leading PLM integration specialists for automotive PLM, aerospace PLM and shipbuilding PLM, has moved its U.S. based headquarters to Sheffield Office Park in Troy, MI. The move from Birmingham, MI to 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. 220 Troy, MI comes with PROSTEP INC seeing increased visibility in the automotive and aerospace market throughout North America. As ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI April, 2020  - If you’re a remote worker, PROSTEP is giving you FREE USE of it’s data exchange and CAD tools FREE. As contributing members of Automation Alley for several years, PROSTEP tools give you the ability to efficiently collaborate and exchange data, especially CAD data using our data exchange platform and desktop CAD conversion tools. These solutions help support your remote ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 7, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced that Elias Hatem, a PhD student studying Electronics and Communications Engineering, is the winner of the 2019 Altair Electromagnetic Student Competition.The 17th Annual Altair Electromagnetic Student Competition ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Current and Future State of Electric Vehicles Globally”https://globalautoindustry.com/the-current-and-future-state-of-electric-vehicles-globally/  features Aakash Arora.  Mr. Arora is Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group’s Boston office, and is a core member of BCG’s Automotive practice area and the Automotive & Mobility ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Our two-part series on 3D Printing Simulation Part 1 and Part 2 managed to leave out a key player: Altair. To make up for our omission, we caught up with Ravi Kunju, senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, Simulation Driven Design at Altair, the best person to fill us in.Read the full story on engineering.com
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, March 05, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive Related Contracts in Mexico: What You Need to Know”https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-related-contracts-in-mexico-what-you-need-to-know/ features Juan Carlos Banuelas, a multi-cultural, international lawyer (raised in Germany and Mexico), with emphasis in the negotiation and drafting of international contracts (terms & conditions ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
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. 5, 2020—A new Industry 4.0 Accelerator program—the first of its kind in the U.S.—is launching in Michigan with the goal to help small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing companies along their digital ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 30, 2020
New location, demonstration areas and tech talks expected at Industry 4.0 gathering  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. 30, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association and Industry 4.0 knowledge ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 30, 2020
DETROIT (February 3, 2020) – The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, the state’s only organization that exclusively promotes commerce between the State of Michigan and the State of Israel, invites Michigan companies focused on Industry 4.0 technology to join a delegation to Israel February 22-28, 2020. Israel is fast becoming an international hub of Industry 4.0 innovation because of its ...read more
Monday, January 06, 2020
Oxford, MI – Oakland County Michigan Works! has selected Barron Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components for applications across the globe, as its first-ever Business of the Year. The company engaged Oakland County Michigan Works! to help it fill critical skilled trades openings. With assistance from OCMW and the state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program, Barron has ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, Government
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Event to examine projected trends in two-way trade, investment flows as well as growth opportunity by industries, countries and regions around the world  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466   TROY, Mich. — December 10, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
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
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 Awards/Honors, General News Article, 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
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
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive R&D and Alternative Energy Solutions in India” https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-rd-and-alternative-energy-solutions-in-india/features Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, Automotive Research Association of India.  Rashmi serves as the Chair / Vice Chair of various national bodies such as Transport Engineering Division Council (TEDC), ...read more
Categories: 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: Community, Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
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
Friday, September 13, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “SAE CyberSecurity for Commercial Vehicles: An American Perspective” https://globalautoindustry.com/sae-cybersecurity-for-commercial-vehicles-an-american-perspective/  features Gloria D’Anna, engineer, strategist, entrepreneur and multiple patent holder, and author of the book "SAE's CyberSecurity for Commercial Vehicles".  In the 13-minute Audio ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Thursday, September 05, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Cognitive Sourcing and AI in the Global Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/cognitive-sourcing-and-ai-in-the-global-supply-chain/ features Richard Barnett, Sr. VP Marketing at LevaData, and overall global supply chain expert.  In the 26-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Barnett discusses these questions:·         What do you mean by Cognitive ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Global Approach to Most Effectively Reducing Car Emissions” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-global-approach-to-most-effectively-reducing-car-emissions/ features Nick Molden.  Nick is Chief Executive Officer of UK-based Emissions Analytics Ltd - the leading independent global testing and data specialist for real-world emissions. Nick is also ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Brazil Automotive Industry: Prospects for 2019-2020” features Julian G. Semple, Auto Industry Consultant of Brazil-based CARCON Automotive, and Brazilian automotive industry expert.In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Semple discusses these questions:How is the Brazilian auto market recovering from the recession (2015-2016), and what are ...read more
Categories: 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, 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
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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
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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
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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: Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article, New Partnerships
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
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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
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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
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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
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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: New Partnerships, Education, General News Article
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Community, General News Article, 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
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
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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
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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
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