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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Faster performance with no compromise in accuracy   TROY, Michigan– Altair (Nasdaq:ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, announced today that it has achieved up to 10x speedups with the Altair OptiStruct™ structural analysis solver on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated system architecture — with no compromise in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
PROLIM Global Corporation, a global leader for PLM, IT, IOT Consulting Services inaugurated its new office premises located on Gurgaon JMD Pacific Square, Sector 15. The effort is to accommodate the growing business needs of the northern region and to serve our existing customers. “PROLIM has witnessed great traction globally and this step will create great collaboration between different ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
TROY, Mich. - Walsh’s online MBA program has been ranked a Tier One Global Online MBA by CEO Magazine. Data was collected from 144 schools across 25 countries, with Walsh ranking in the top 25 percent. Programs were ranked based on criteria including quality of faculty, international diversity, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, cost and professional development. Schools were ranked as Tier ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
MIDDLETON, WI– ACS, an equipment, controls and facility solutions provider, headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin has recently named Chris Arnold as a principal at the firm. Arnold, managing director of the ACS regional office in Troy, Michigan, has been with the firm for six years and oversees the business development and project execution for the ACS customer base within Michigan and the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
In the course of digitization, companies are increasingly working with changing partners in development and service together. CONTACT Software and PROSTEP are now providing new collaboration solutions for such networks. In development alliances, all participants face the challenge of efficiently coordinating their PLM collaboration across various CAx and PLM systems. CONTACT Software and PROSTEP ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Livonia, Mich. --- The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s first ever Workplace Flexibility Survey today. With work/life balance an ever-growing concern for both employers and employees, ASE surveyed Michigan employers to see how they are providing flexible work arrangements to stay competitive. The ...read more
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
NTS Detroit would like to say, “THANK YOU” to our customers, neighbors, and friends. Come and say “hello” and tour our state-of-the-art, 42,000-square-foot facility.Event: VIP OPEN HOUSE & LAB TOURDay: Thursday, April 4thTime: 11:30AM – 5:30PMPlace: 12601 Southfield Road            Building J Detroit, MI 48223Perks: Food, drinks, giveaways, and a Grand Prize raffle!Hope to see you there!
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Harness Dickey is excited to sponsor the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPOEF) IP Video Contest once again. This year’s contest, which is open through April 30, asks entrants to submit a short, creative movie about how intellectual property fuels their passion. Winners will be announced the first week of June. At the Foundation Awards Dinner, scheduled to take place later ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the award of $1,050,000 to Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) to support the ability of industry and education to keep pace with fast-moving technological advances in the automotive sector. Cultivating increased collaboration between academia and industry, CAAT was originally established in 2010 supported ...read more
Categories: Education, Government, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 18, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Distinguished architect Michael Lubbers, AIA, has joined global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates as its Director of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, he will assume lead responsibility for design direction and process management in West Michigan while also collaborating with clients in Chicago and southeast Michigan.  Lubbers, a Holland native, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, March 18, 2019
The PLM consulting and solutions company PROSTEP is sponsoring this year's COMPIT (http://www.compit.info), which will take place from 25 to 27 March 2019 in Tullamore, Ireland. In addition, the CAD and PLM integration  and PLM Migration specialist will give a lecture at the international conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industry. The central topic ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Monday, March 18, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “International Media Interviews: Top Tips for Executives” https://globalautoindustry.com/international-media-interviews-top-tips-for-executives/ features Jim Bianchi, who is a 30+ year veteran on the automotive PR business, and is president and founder of Bianchi Public Relations.  In the 11-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Bianchi discusses these ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 18, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Longimmigration law attorneyReginald A. Pacis will be a featured speaker during the Philippine Nurses Association (PNAM) Annual Spring Educational Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Troy Beaumont Hospital. Pacis will discuss immigration issues for nurses.  Pacis focuses his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 18, 2019
Taylor, Michigan– Atlas Oil Company expands on its integrated StormProof campaign at Data Center World 2019, ensuring companies are prepared for the fuel supply challenges that arise from unexpected power outages. “Mission critical businesses across the nation have been hit with immense emergency fueling challenges this past year,” said Director of Emergency Services Jayme Oyen. “According to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Event Announcement, Government
Monday, March 18, 2019
TROY, Mich. — Walsh will offer a resume and job search workshop for displaced GM employees on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 112 of their main location at 3838 Livernois in Troy, MI. Facilitated by Walsh Career Services, the workshop will include a presentation on resume writing and job search techniques, Q&A session and brief one-on-one resume reviews following the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, March 15, 2019
Great Lakes Angels Fund, managed by City Side Ventures, is promoting a seminar on Angel Investing “Introduction to Angel Investing – is it for me?”The intended audience is Business Owners/Managers, Family Offices, Wealth Managers and Accredited Investors ONLY.   Panelists -Michael Gibson, Attorney at Kerr, Russell, Weber and Jeff Brogley, Tax Principal and Head of Family Office Practice at ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, March 15, 2019
TROY, Mich. — Walsh will host Admission Day for prospective students on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at all locations including Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Port Huron and Farmington Hills.  Prospective students can have transcripts evaluated by a Walsh academic advisor, learn about Walsh’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in business and technology and receive an on-the-spot ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, March 14, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “5 Systemic Disconnects Accelerating Global OEM-Supplier Costs” https://globalautoindustry.com/5-systemic-disconnects-accelerating-global-oem-supplier-costs/ features Sam Yankelevitch.  Sam is the author of several books including ‘Lean Communication,  ‘Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance and Culture’ and his most ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, March 14, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney Ivonne M. Soler was a featured speaker during a seminar presented by the Mexican Consulate in Detroit on March 4, 2019 at Wayne State University. The seminar focused on Women’s Empowerment. Soler discussed the use of the law as a tool for the empowerment of women. Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Soler concentrates her practice in the areas of family ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
TROY, Mich. — Walsh has partnered with the Detroit Radio Advertising Group to launch a storytelling campaign featuring narratives about notable alumni, leadership, and important figures in the school’s history, such as founder Mervyn Walsh. The campaign concept was developed and executed by The Yaffe Group of Southfield, MI. “Walsh alumni represent some of the best and brightest in the world,” ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
SOUTHFIELD – A new website that would aggregate content on homework assistance and college admissions and financial aid won first place in a business pitch competition for high school youth from faith-based institutions, held March 7 at Lawrence Technological University’s Southfield campus.   The event was presented by LTU and Detroit’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, under grant funding ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
DETROIT – Dana White has joined McDonald Hopkins LLP in Detroit and Chicago as a member in the firm’s Business Law Department and Real Estate Practice.   “We are excited to welcome Dana to McDonald Hopkins. She brings nearly 10 years of real estate experience, most recently as a partner with Burke, Warren, MacKay, & Serritella in Chicago,” said James Stief, chair of McDonald Hopkins’ Business ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
DETROIT— University of Detroit Mercy’s MBA in management is once again ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation according to the 2020 edition of “U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 12, 2019.  Detroit Mercy’s MBA in management ranked #22 in the nation. In addition, this is the fifth consecutive year that undergraduate and graduate ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Education, General News Article, Government
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Leadership Oakland (LO) will host its most popular event of the year – Taste of LO – on March 21, 2019. Attracting more than 200 professionals from throughout the region, the 14th annual event will be held at the Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.   The Taste of LO gives people a chance to meet and/or reconnect with one of the region’s most powerful personal and professional ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
 Collaborative Sales Approach and Online Tech’s Secure Technology Infrastructure Culminates in Significant Customer WinAnn Arbor, Mich. Online Tech, a leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud services, has a valued channel partner that proudly leverages Online Tech’s cloud environment as the foundation for their specialized transportation software and hardware business. Online Tech recently ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
TROY, Mich.— Walsh students, professors and 10 Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) agents participated in the Adrian Project, an interactive program designed to introduce tax and accounting career paths in law enforcement, on Saturday, March 9, at Walsh’s Troy location at 3838 Livernois Rd. Walsh graduate students, led by IRS special agents, pieced together a ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Code generation for MATLAB® code contained in Simulink® blocksFaster testing and validation of production code in real environmentNew features for improved distributed developmentWixom, Michigan: dSPACE now offers Version 4.4 of TargetLink, its industry-proven production code generator. The main new feature of TargetLink 4.4 is controller modeling with MATLAB® code. The software also provides a ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, March 11, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—Regional manufacturing technology firm Electro-Matic Ventures, Inc. in collaboration with global engineering and electronics giant, Siemens, once again presents the Midwest’s premiere technology event, Manufacturing in America, March 20-21 at Ford Field in Detroit. They invite you to join over 3200 manufacturing executives, engineers, and enthusiasts to learn about the newest ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 11, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s world-renowned paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim might be best known for unlocking the mystery of the Spinosaurus, the predatory, sail-backed dinosaur so large it even surpassed the better known Tyrannosaurus rex in body length. But to him, the discovery is just one piece in a much larger puzzle.  “We’re trying to resurrect an entire ecosystem,” explained Ibrahim, ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Education, General News Article, Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lübeck- Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components. Multiple metal 3D printed functional components from Bugatti have been previously featured in the press, and all were ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
Troy, MI— The Troy Chamber of Commerce and its Non-Profit Network (NPN) will host the 14th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference, presented by PNC Bank on Thursday, May 16, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., at Walsh College, Troy campus (3838 Livernois). This affordable management conference for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers is sponsored by PNC Bank, Walsh College and the Troy Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement
Monday, March 11, 2019
Co-sponsored by Macomb Community College and the City of Warren  Open to the Community - Free to all Job Seekers! Featuring more than 200 employers with 1000's of full- and part-time job opportunities.https://www.scribd.com/document/400735699/MCC-Job-Fair-Employers-and-Jobs Employers can register at https://www.macomb.edu/mcl-employer or by contacting Career Services at 585-445-7321 or ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 11, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long senior attorney Mark W. Jane will officially swear in as President of the Washtenaw County Bar Association (the “WCBA”) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 during the Annual Meeting at the Ann Arbor City Club. His term as President will begin on July 1, 2019. He has been actively involved with the WCBA for over a decade. He has served on the Board of Directors of the WCBA ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that veteran trademark attorney Beth Coakley has been named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” class of 2019. The class will be honored at the publication’s annual luncheon and awards celebration on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Coakley is an intellectual property attorney with more than 38 years of legal experience. Her practice focuses on ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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
Friday, March 08, 2019
After months of speculation, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed new salary level threshold for FLSA white-collar exempt status. Under the DOL’s proposal, the exempt status salary level will increase to $35,308 annually from the current level of $23,660 per year.Exempt status requirements The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, March 07, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder David Randall was recently elected Secretary of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association (LAIPLA) during the organization’s annual meeting on March 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. In this role, he will not only perform the traditional functions of the office of Secretary, but he will also help provide leadership and oversight to the organization ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Novastar will exhibit in booth #206 at the 2019 SPE - ANTEC Conference at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center in Detroit MI on March 19th, 20th and 21st.  ANTEC® 2019, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. It’s where classroom theory connects with real world solutions.  Novastar’s booth ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, March 07, 2019
To be competitive, manufacturing companies need to produce parts with maximum flexibility and achieve perfect machine capacity utilization. Experts from NCSIMUL and ZOLLER will host an informative, hands-on seminar showcasing how Mastercam, ZOLLER, and NCSIMUL software systems work together to produce a streamlined, and seamless end to end machining process. The event, held from 10:00 am to 2:00 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Thursday, March 07, 2019
On Tuesday, March 12, IHOP restaurants will once again offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on Free Pancake Day. This family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on Free Pancake Day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., IHOP guests ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Livonia, Michigan: In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Automation Alley, Soothsayer Analytics has been selected to participate as one of Michigan’s innovative companies in the 2019 Trade Mission to Hannover Messe, April 1-5. Soothsayer Analytics, a Foundation Member of Automation Alley, launched its Industry 4.0 initiative in early 2018. Please visit ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Thursday, March 07, 2019
MIDDLETON, WI – ACS, an equipment, controls and facility solutions provider, headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin, has been named a ‘Top Workplace’ of 2019 by the Wisconsin State Journal. The honor is awarded to companies based on anonymous employee feedback regarding workplace culture and is calculated using a third party provider, Energage.  “It’s an honor to be named a Top Workplace for 2019 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
DETROIT — University of Detroit Mercy faculty member Rosanne Burson recently received a prestigious 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. This is her first Fulbright Award. She is the program coordinator for the University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She is also an associate professor in the CHP’s McAuley School of Nursing and joined the University in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, Government, Community, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Red Level and C/D/H have joined forces [ read all about the big news ]. Now we want you to join us as we celebrate our expanded team, services and reach. We’ll be traveling the state to raise a pint and share our story with clients, partners and friends. Join us at our Metro Detroit tech center in Novi, our West Michigan office in Grand Rapids or both.Learn what the two best and brightest IT ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, New Partnerships, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
TROY, Mich. — Two Walsh students, Jacob Bommarito and Chad Detrich, have received the Financial Executives International (FEI) Academic Award from the FEI Detroit chapter. FEI is a professional organization for senior-level financial executives with more than 10,000 members and 65 chapters.  Each year, FEI’s Detroit chapter recognizes an outstanding undergraduate and graduate student in ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, including Patrick Curry of Fullerton Tool, Peter Hungerford of ADAC Automotive and Tim Reedy of Lear Corporation. They will fill the remaining vacancies on the Board left by Kevin Alder of Brighton NC, David Beemer of Terryberry and Bill Henderson of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a copyright owner must first obtain a copyright registration from the Copyright Office prior to filing a complaint for infringement of that work. This resolves a long-standing federal circuit court split regarding whether the Copyright Office must grant copyright registration before a copyright owner can bring an infringement action. Previously, some ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Beaumont Health has identified a property to develop a new, comprehensive outpatient care campus in Macomb County in 2020. The proposed Macomb County site is located within the Bay River Marketplace, adjacent to Meijer, near the intersection of I-94 and 26 Mile Road in Lenox Township. A groundbreaking will occur later this year.  “We are thrilled to offer much-needed health care services in ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, Company Milestone
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Following a search, Dawn Aubry, of Oakland Township, has been selected to become Oakland University’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management. Aubry has nearly 25 years of higher education experience in roles of continually increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as the university’s director of Undergraduate Admissions. She has also held positions in enrollment ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked #3 among U.S. law firm for the most U.S. utility patents obtained in 2018. IP Law360 published the ranking based on Harrity Patents Analytics’ annual report of Top Patent Firms.  IP Law360 published the rankings of more than 700 U.S. law firms filing more than 50 utility patents in 2018, which found that Cantor Colburn obtained ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Billhighway knows their team members are what drives their success. It’s important to their leadership team that each team member is happy, feels appreciated, and enjoys coming to work each day. To make sure that’s the case, they’ve put together an all-inclusive plan that incorporates three factors that help team members thrive:   1. Work/Life Balance 2. Community Engagement 3. Team Member ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, March 04, 2019
Troy, Michigan – The Great Lakes Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Summit will take place Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is a premier business analytics conference for any IT and BI professionals who are interested in discovering best practices to tackle real-world big data issues.      The seventh-annual Great Lakes BI Summit offers four ...read more
Monday, March 04, 2019
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.- Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of stage motion technology, will be participating in the annual USITT Conference and Stage Expo held at Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY, March 20-23, 2019.The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is an organization for production and technology professionals in the performing arts and ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 04, 2019
Bedford, Mass. – Soft Robotics announced the release of mGrip, the company’s first on-demand, modular automation system. mGrip will enable the rapid proliferation of soft robotics, and allow users everywhere to leverage the company’s patented, award-winning technology to build, validate and install production-ready end of arm tooling systems in minutes. Each kit comes equipped with the ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, March 04, 2019
Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman shareholder Kevin Heinl was recently featured on the Michigan Business Network podcast Michigan Business Beat discussing how to protect small business innovations. In his conversation with host Chris Holman, Heinl covered the importance of patents and protecting small business innovations in the early stages.  Heinl has been practicing intellectual property law ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Monday, March 04, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Biggest Challenges Your Global Sales Team Faces” https://globalautoindustry.com/biggest-challenges-your-global-sales-team-faces/ features Dave Mattson, CEO and President of Sandler worldwide headquarters.  Mr. Mattson is a best-selling author, sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for training events around the world.  In ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 04, 2019
Professor. Researcher. Author and innovator. These are just a few career highlights from newly appointed Beaumont Children’s Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Daniel Turner, M.D.  In his new role, Dr. Turner will treat pediatric cardiology patients and work to expand the continuum of care for adult cardiology patients diagnosed with congenital heart disease.  “Dr. Turner has been a pioneer ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, March 04, 2019
 Announcing New DatesSoutheast Michigan STEM SummitMay 3-4, 2019Oakland Center – Oakland University312 Meadowbrook RoadRochester, MI 48309  Due to the rash of inclement weather this winter resulting in multiple school closings, loss of instructional time, and business closings; the organizers of the Southeast Michigan STEM Summit have moved the event to May 3-4, 2019. Connections and ...read more
Categories: Government, Community, Event Announcement, Education
Monday, March 04, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Kyyba Innovations will be hosting Pitch Club on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Start Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Pitch Club is a mentoring and funding program aimed at connecting the various ecosystems and smart zones throughout Michigan. Pitch Club has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 04, 2019
University’s MBA degree is now more affordable than ever       DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy announces a significant adjustment in the tuition structure for the institution’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  Tuition for this nationally-ranked MBA program has recently been reduced by 50 percent to $789 a credit hour. As a result of this new tuition adjustment, Detroit Mercy ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Education, Community, Government, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, March 01, 2019
TROY – Area employers will have an opportunity to learn about an innovative apprenticeship program that aims to help them build a pipeline for high-skill technical careers during a workshop at the Automation Alley offices in Troy on Thursday, March 7.  “The Advantage of MAT2 – Your Company’s Future Depends on New Talent,” sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest Inc. ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Convincing young people to consider a career in math and science can be challenging. Students in a classroom setting don’t necessarily get to experience how fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be.University of Detroit Mercy’s new iDRAW (innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce) program uses robotics as the primary theme to show students the fun in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Thursday, February 28, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long has added Steve Ratliff as the firm’s new Chief Information Officer. In addition, Vanessa Crocetto has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer; Joanne Klimko is now Chief Administrative Officer; and, Lori Thomas has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer.  Steve Ratliff  Based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office, Ratliff formerly held a similar position ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Innovation is driving the business of health care in southeast Michigan and entrepreneurs need to know the latest developments to keep a competitive edge.  Butzel Longand The Road to Innovation Medical Mainstreet®, powered by Oakland County are co-presenting a half-day program titled, “The Autonomous Patient: Entrepreneurs Driving Health Care III©,” featuring leading area ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) has awarded a one-year, $75,000 Michigan Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) grant to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Centrepolis Accelerator to launch a “Cleantech ScaleUp for Success” pilot program.  ScaleUp for Success is an immersive 12-month program – in this case, to support Michigan-based “cleantech” hardware ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Employees, their friends and associates of UHY LLP, certified public accountants, in conjunction with UHY Cares, the firm’s independent 501c(3)organization, celebrated their 12th annual Texas Hold‘Em tournament on Feb. 7. The charity poker event was held at Petruzello’s in Troy, Michigan and was packed with 175+ players, dozens of sponsors and donors who helped raise funds for several local ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Monday, February 25, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Leading the World: Israeli Start-ups Developing Smart Transportation of the Future” https://globalautoindustry.com/leading-the-world-israeli-start-ups-developing-smart-transportation-of-the-future/ features Orlie Sol Dahan, Executive Director of EcoMotion and the Israel Innovation Institute.  In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Ms. Dahan discusses ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, February 25, 2019
TROY, Mich. – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company that provides solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, will present comprehensive technology and expertise for the design, optimization, and simulation of composite structures and materials at this year's JEC World from March 12-14 in Paris. As “Official Innovation Partner” for the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, February 25, 2019
Approximately 70 Girl Scouts in grades four – 12 from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties converged on Macomb Community College for Girl Scouts Engineering Day. Scouts and their parents learned about a variety of STEM careers and how they could pursue those opportunities. The scouts also learned some engineering concepts through hands-on activities including building and racing balloon-powered ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Friday, February 22, 2019
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Reliance One, Inc., a staffing agency that pledges quality service by serving our customers both internally and externally through integrity, humility and uncompromised values, announces the internal promotion of Brenna Walker and Cory House to Senior Recruiter! This week Brenna and Cory will take on the new duties of candidate evaluations, interview process, and hiring ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, February 22, 2019
Robert Williams, M.D., MIS, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, joined the Beaumont Health Board of Directors in February. Beaumont conducted a national search to find a physician board member who will bring expertise and perspectives from outside the state.  Recently retired from professional services, Dr. Williams enjoyed a 20-year career as a practicing and teaching family physician and health ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, February 22, 2019
Duane Mezwa, M.D., has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). The dean also serves as the Chief Academic Officer of OUWB for William Beaumont Hospital. The announcement was made today by OU's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini. The appointment is effective immediately. "Duane understands OUWB on ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, February 22, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Hackers Taking the Wheel: The State of Autonomous Vehicle Security Worldwide” https://globalautoindustry.com/hackers-taking-the-wheel-the-state-of-autonomous-vehicle-security-worldwide/ features Ami Dotan, CEO and co-founder of Karamba Security, and high-tech, defense, internet security expert and investor.  In the 11-minute Audio Interview, Mr. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, February 22, 2019
Winterthur-The Kistler Group, a global leader in dynamic measurement technology, is delighted to announce the opening of its new sales center in Mississauga, Canada, which took place February 19, 2019. The Kistler Canada office represents a significant expansion of the Company’s global presence, since it is its first official location, and solidifies the Company’s strong commitment to its ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, Event Announcement
Friday, February 22, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., considers himself very lucky. He’s passionate about architecture and his faith, and as an associate professor of Architecture and the superior of the Jesuit community at Detroit Mercy, he has immersed himself in both.  Sunghera found a way to align his two passions when he created the University of Detroit Mercy Liturgical Space ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Education, Government
Friday, February 22, 2019
Livonia, Michigan – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) will host its inaugural APACC Entrepreneur Academy “Leadership in a Changing World” on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Laurel Manor located at 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150.  The Entrepreneur Academy will take place during the 16th annual APACC East-West Business Connection, a global business ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, February 21, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) recently received a $6.1 million estate gift to endow a new chair in the College of Business Administration. This is the largest single gift in the history of University of Detroit Mercy.     When he died in 2016, Arnold Jarboe ’54 left his bequest to establish the Arnold Jarboe Chair in Business Administration in the College of Business ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) Supply Chain Management has selected ICONMA for its 2019 Strategic Partners Program, an honor given to only 1% of AGS’ total supply chain.  To be selected for this honor, AGS partners were measured on impact, performance, and partnership throughout the previous year.  “We’re excited to be named an Allegis Global Solutions Strategic Partner again this year,” said ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Thursday, February 21, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Beth S. Gotthelf is one of 30 attorneys named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2019. Honorees will be recognized at a luncheon and awards celebration on April 18, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Troy. “Leaders in the Law” are honored, among other things, for:Significant accomplishments or achievements in law ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Dearborn, MI – An article authored by Maria Menard, Manager of Ghafari’s Industrial Engineering Group, recently appeared in Plant Engineering. “An assessment doesn’t necessarily have to be precipitated by a problem,” Maria writes. “There are always opportunities for improvement, and an assessment can be a proactive way to improve the facility or process.”In one example, a project decision maker ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Agreement establishesAltair OptiStruct as primary structural solver for justification and verification, Altair HyperWorks as the standard for modeling, visualization, and simulationTROY, Mich.– Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, and Diehl Aviation have signed a multiyear agreement ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Chicago/Ann Arbor – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, will present a webinar on 2019 IP developments, discussing the upcoming issues, implications and trends of intellectual property development in 2019, including: 20/20 vision into parallel litigation issues and trendsUSPTO Trends and Developments for Trademark OwnersImplications of ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2019 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication, which includes both law firms and practitioners, identifies the world’s leading experts in trademark law from 70 global jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. Harness Dickey is ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, February 11, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466   TROY, Mich.--- Feb. 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, February 01, 2019
Chicago, IL – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the completion of American Airlines’ Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world. The new facility was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ghafari team members, and over 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, February 01, 2019
Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit raised $1,750 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their fourth quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ teammates have the option of wearing blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This new processor board provides cost-effective, high-performance computing plus support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack® mPCIe mezzanine modules.Wixom, MI – Acromag, Inc. introduces the AcroExpress® VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer. The VPX6860 series features the 6th Generation Skylake Intel Xeon E3-1505M processor and CM236 PCH chipset for wide-ranging I/O ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 25, 2019
Program seeking interested manufacturers to serve as host sites  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 25, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is rolling out a new program that will provide university students ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 11, 2019
Dearborn, MI – Ghafari Associates is proud to announce that we received the following rankings in Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2019 Book of Lists”, a compilation of the business newspaper’s popular lists published throughout the year:·         #2 – Largest Architectural Firms·         #3 – Largest Engineering Companies·         #99 – Private 200 (Southeast Michigan’s largest privately-held ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, January 07, 2019
GONGOS APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER Decision Intelligence Company Announces Key Roles Alongside Growth ROYAL OAK, MI – January 7, 2019 – Gongos, Inc. names Debie Pomorski Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Cheryl Halverson Chief People Officer (CPO), as announced today by president & CEO Camille Nicita. Both women operated in key roles in 2018—a year in which the company ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Milestone
Friday, January 04, 2019
2019 milestone year to bring additional member perks and new programming to sharpen Industry 4.0 focus; business-generating trade missions continueMedia Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 7, 2019 --- 2019 marks Automation Alley’s 20th anniversary as a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Commercial Progression, the largest Drupal web development agency in Michigan, is now Symmetri Technology. This new name honors the relationship established when the company was acquired by, and merged with, Symmetri Marketing Group of Chicago, Illinois. In 2016, Commercial Progression joined Symmetri Marketing Group, a full-service B2B brand and digital marketing agency. For organizations ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Dearborn, MI – In this rapid-fire Q+A, Ki discusses a wide array of topics ranging from the firm’s approach to business development and how Ghafari promotes an inclusive culture to succession planning and personal career highlights.  “My career has never been static,” she says. “I enjoy what I do and bring that enthusiasm to the table on a regular basis. I love seeing the energy around new ideas ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 19, 2018
Dearborn, MI –For the fifth consecutive year, Ghafari was recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Detroit Free Press. The annual awards program is based on the belief that “the most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in”. As such, “Top Workplaces” are evaluated solely on the basis of employee feedback – Ghafari team members completed an anonymous 24-question survey focused on ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, November 16, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that Matt Cutler a Principal in the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri office, recently received the 2018 “Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award” presented by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. This year’s award recognizes the hard work that Cutler and his Notre Dame classmate Randy Soriano are doing to serve wounded military service members and the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, October 29, 2018
Plus, MEDC Smart Technology Expo  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. --- October 29, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce additional details about its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference taking place in Detroit on ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Digital engineering in Linear Motion Technology: Rexroth is expanding its range of eTools Engineering tools and configurators guide the user purposefully through the digital selection process and sustainably reduce the time-to-market With its extensive range of eTools, Bosch Rexroth makes engineering and ordering processes for Linear Motion Technology easier and more convenient. Thanks to Bosch ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, October 15, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently published its annual list of the “Top 100 Green-Buildings Design Firms”, which included Ghafari at #97. Companies were ranked by “green revenue” generated in 2017, which ENR defines as design revenue from projects registered with and actively seeking certification from third-party ratings groups under objective sustainable-design standards.At ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Barron Industries is participating in the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition being held October 8-10 in Washington, DC. Barron produces components for the Stryker A1 30mm, the latest upgrade to the Stryker family of vehicles, which is being displayed at the exposition. A supplier to General Dynamics Land Systems for more than 30 years, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, October 04, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has developed a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing and Culture & ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 24, 2018
The firm’s interactive consulting and team management approach allowed for timely decisions regarding the facility’s spatial, operational, and environmental dynamics.  Dearborn, MI - Plastics industry leader INCOE Corporation USA announced a successful move into their new 138,000 SF global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The $20+ million state-of-the-art facility was designed to improve ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 20, 2018
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., September 20, 2018 - Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced today that 16 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Managing Member Curt Mann made the announcement.   The Super Lawyers ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 20, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce strong sponsorship support of its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference, taking place in Detroit on Wednesday, November 14. The conference is focused on the eight core technologies of Industry 4.0: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The following Berry Moorman attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list:Donald F. Carney Jr. – Estate and Trust LitigationSheryl A. Laughren – Employment and LaborJohn J. Schrot Jr. – Family LawHarvey B. Wallace II – Estate Planning and ProbateSuper Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The XMC730 provides flexible, high-density I/O with high-performance DMA to solve a variety of SWaP-challenges.Wixom, MI - Acromag expands their general purpose I/O offering with an XMC version of their very popular PMC730 multi-function I/O module. The XMC730 performs analog input, analog output, digital I/O and counter/timer functions. Three models provide front 68-pin SCSI-2 I/O connection or ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 10, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 10, 2018---In a nod to the organization’s growing influence in Industry 4.0, Automation Alley’s Executive Director and CEO, Tom Kelly, has been tapped by the World Economic Forum to moderate its Community Dinner event on Wednesday, September 19, in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. The event is part of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, September 10, 2018
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that five attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2018 list of Michigan Super Lawyers, while one is named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.    The lawyers include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2018Michael BrennanLisabeth CoakleyGlenn ForbisPaul Keller Robert Lenihan Michigan ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taking an operations-focused approach, Ghafari team members are helping clients elevate their performance and efficiency.  Dearborn, MI – Bill Herrmann, Vice President of Ghafari Productivity Solutions group shares how the firm partner with their clients to help them operate more efficiently. “At a high level, we’re focused on generating value for our clients by developing and implementing lean ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
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
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s industrial engineering team recently produced a simulation for a food processing client using FlexSim’s discrete event simulation software. Facing a compressed schedule, we were able to quickly illustrate and evaluate the planned sortation line process for the client’s warehouse and gather valuable throughput and utilization data. Using FlexSim, we stress-tested our ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, August 20, 2018
Ted Oberlies Discusses the Importance of Strengthened Investments in Technology for Worker Productivity Senior Vice President of Ghafari’s Aviation Group, Ted Oberlies, was quoted in an article about improvements in U.S. worker productivity that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Titled “U.S. Worker Productivity Improves at Best Pace in Three Years”, the article cites strengthened investments in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2019 by Best Lawyers®. The awards, presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, are presented to the following attorneys:   Gerald T. Welch: 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas/Fort Worth, TexasGlenn E. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, August 10, 2018
Anastasios Douvikas, Ghafari’s director of ICT + Security spoke with the firm’s editorial team to discuss some of today’s biggest security concerns at airports and beyond. Douvikas has more than 15 years of experience, specializing in information technology, data center infrastructure, structured cabling, AV distribution, LAN architecture, BMS networks, fire alarm and mass notification systems, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, Government
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- August 8, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the appointment of several new members to its board of directors. Board members serve as the nonprofit association’s governing body and provide oversight vital to the development of programs, services, events and committees. The new members are:   Charles Conlen, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Dearborn, MI – Recognized among ENR’s top 20 global airport designers, Ghafari uses rigorous methodologies to streamline the aviation industry’s toughest projects. The firm’s aviation experience spans the entire spectrum of airport facilities, from passenger terminals and aircraft maintenance hangars, to cargo centers and mission-critical facilities. Watch Ghafari Senior Vice President, Ted ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Leading industry publication Engineering News-Record recently published its “Top 500 Sourcebook” for 2018, an annual report that analyzes market trends and ranks the largest U.S.-based architecture and engineering firms across different sectors and project types.This year, Ghafari achieved the following rankings:#108 // Top 500 Design Firms#1 // Automotive Plants (our 12th ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Helena Leurent to bring global perspective to Integr8’s focus on smart factory innovation    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301     TROY, Mich.---July 24, 2018--- Helena Leurent, head of future of production with the World Economic Forum, is headed to Detroit, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, July 20, 2018
Global Architecture + Engineering Firm to Design $1.6 Billion Greenfield Project for Joint Venture  Dearborn, MI - Global award-winning firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture and engineering services for a new automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) in Huntsville, Alabama. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that thirteen of its intellectual property attorneys were recently honored in the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Harness Dickey alumnus Greg Stobbs was also named to the list. The categories for which Harness Dickey attorneys were selected ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, July 16, 2018
International event will feature educators who use custom vehicles to bringSTEM education to communities  DETROIT—Local specialty vehicle manufacturer Triune Specialty Trailers will co-host this year’s Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference (MLCC) in partnership with the MdBio Foundation, an education non-profit based in Maryland. The conference will be held on Wayne State University’s downtown ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Friday, July 13, 2018
Oxford, MI -  Barron Industries is part of the Farnborough International Airshow Trade mission sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Barron, an Oakland County based manufacturer of precision machined investment castings, is a first-time exhibitor at  the biennial airshow southwest of London, England  starting Monday, July 16.Barron Industries will be part of the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Friday, July 06, 2018
The one-million-square-foot facility will be the largest thin-film solar module facility in the United States  Dearborn, MI - Global architecture, engineering, and process design firm Ghafari Associates is set to design the new First Solar module manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio. The one-million-square-foot facility will sit on a greenfield site and once complete will be the largest ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, 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
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Facility enhancements designed around patient comfort and accessibility with new spa-influenced theme   Dearborn, MI - Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – is pleased to announce Scott McInerney - Commercial Producer & Certified Risk Architect – has earned his CIC credit.Congratulations to Scott McInerney! Recently, Scott earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. There are 5 segments that are required to pass, which include 2 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, Education, New Product or Service Offering
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
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Corporate Eagle, a provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs, based at Oakland County International airport, announced that Vice President of Maintenance Operations George Terry has received the General Aviation Service Technician Award from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Corporate Eagle President and CEO Rick Nini made the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, June 18, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was pleased to support the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Spring Soiree. The event brought in a record-breaking amount of donations this year, raising almost $70,000 for the Association. "Having lost both my Father and Grandmother to this horrible disease, this ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
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
Friday, June 15, 2018
Yousif B. Ghafari Profiled in American Dreams Special Report  Dearborn, MI – June 15, 2018 - Yousif B. Ghafari, Chairman and Founder of Ghafari Associates, was profiled in a Crain’s Detroit Business special report called “American Dreams”. The report features ten entrepreneurs that represent a cross-section of countries, industries, and stories and have all made a positive impact on their ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 11, 2018
Registration now open for Sept. 17 boot camp  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466    TROY, Mich.--- June 11, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has partnered with Cleary University to offer a 35-hour, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, June 08, 2018
Global firm is recognized for work at O’Hare International Airport valued at $162 million  Chicago, IL – June 1, 2018 – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates was ranked among the top 10 architectural firms of the past year by The Real DealChicago, coming in at #7. Ghafari made this list for its extensive work at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is collectively ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – along with Auto Owners Insurance was a sponsor of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Southeast Michigan (ABC SEMI) Annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. It was a night to put on your best attire and enjoy good friends and food while recognizing the best that the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, June 04, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – has published their summer edition of their bi-annually published Risk & Business magazine.The magazine features articles written by each of the agency’s commercial insurance and employee benefit producers, as well as the firm’s two principals.  Article topics were hand-selected to cover hop ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Strategically redistributing rainwater for efficiency and cost savings An article written by Gary Winslow, Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, appeared in Industrial Maintenance + Plant Operation. Titled “How a GM Plant Turned Raindrops into Dollars”, the article discusses how General Motors, working with Ghafari engineers, implemented a solution at one of their Detroit-area plants that ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, May 25, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing Insurance Brokerages in the country – led a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace course at the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA) CPE Mega Conference on Wednesday, May 23. Sterling Insurance Group’s Senior Vice President and Commercial Insurance Producer, Andrew Turnbull, presented the course from an ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Partnerships
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Troy, Mich., May 22, 2018 --- The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded Automation Alley a year-long grant to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses embrace Industry 4.0, the smart factory revolution characterized by the convergence of digital and physical technologies. The grant aligns with Automation Alley's existing Industry 4.0 programs for startups, manufactures and defense ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Assessment – Key Activities for Risk Mitigation  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Andy Cannon, Director of Business Consulting, and Bill Salatino, Director of Manufacturing Consulting, are co-presenting at a professional development / knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Industrial Asset Management Council’s (IAMC) Kohler chapter.  In their presentation – titled “Due Diligence and Asset Assessment – ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Acromag’s software-programmable microBlox signal conditioning modules can now be used to split or duplicate RTD, thermocouple, two-wire transmitter, and other input signals into multiple process control outputs. Wixom, MI: Acromag’s new uBSP signal splitter/duplicator acts as a carrier for their microBlox line of plug-in signal conditioning modules to drive two scalable 4-20mA or 0-10V control ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global engineering and architecture firm continues to rank among the best in the industry  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) “Top 500 Design Firms” for the 28th consecutive year. The leading voice on the engineering, architecture, and construction industry, ENR surveys firms in key markets and ranks them based on annual revenue. The “Top 500 Design Firms” lists ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Will politics make U.S. manufacturing great?Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Process Engineering Group President, Larry Denton was recently featured in an article by Engineering News-Record. Titled “Will Politics Make U.S. Manufacturing Great?”, the article discusses the anticipated impact of political efforts to alter trade and tax policies on manufacturers’ willingness to increase their investment in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Harness Dickey (www.hdp.com) is pleased to share that Metro Detroit patent attorney Tyson Benson will lead an online webinar presentation offering a practical overview of the revised Bayh-Dole regulations affecting universities and tech transfer offices. The webinar will take place Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 PM EST.   This complimentary, hour long webinar will cover a number of regulation updates ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, May 04, 2018
The Combined Resources Strengthen the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Design Strategic DirectionDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates, Engineering News-Record Midwest’s “2017 Design Firm of the Year”, is proud to announce that it has acquired Concept Design Group, an award-winning architectural and interior design firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The acquisition will expand Ghafari’s Western ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article, New Partnerships
Monday, April 30, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466TROY, Mich., April 30, 2018 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution), today at its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez speaks to ENR  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez were both quoted in a recent Engineering News-Record article about how manufacturing sector clients are seeking highly flexible facilities that enable greater process efficiencies and collaboration among ...read more
Categories: 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: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 16, 2018
Scott Adams Discuss Ways to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIMDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates Director of Virtual Design + Construction was featured in an article by USGlass News Network highlighting key points from a recent webinar hosted by Engineering News-Recording.In this webinar, called “Leveraging BIM and Virtual Reality for Project Efficiencies”, Adams discussed some of the ways ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 05, 2018
CEO and President Lon Offenbacher Honored with Executive Leadership Award  Annual MSED Award Honors Inteva Growth in Global Footprint and Customer Base  TROY, Mich., April 5, 2018 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that its CEO and President Lon Offenbacher received the 2017 Executive Leadership Award from ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Design Systems, Inc. University (DSIU) has launched!  We are excited to formally roll out the formation of our training programs to our client base designed to teach the next generation of engineers in all aspects of manufacturing engineering and the development of manufacturing facilities – some things you just can’t learn out of a textbook!  DSIU has courses in place ranging from conveyors to ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(DEARBORN, Mich.) — The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, October 20, 2017
    Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced that Kylie Bergmann has been named a 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Kylie has been a key player at Dawda Mann for over four years,” said ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, October 06, 2017
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe – Automation Alley 248-457-3301 Kathleen Achtenberg – MEDC 517-335-4590  Michigan companies travel to Mexico to expand export opportunities, create jobsNew STEP export assistance funds available for Michigan’s small businesses   Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies are traveling to Mexico to meet with prospective partners, distributors and end customers ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The DEP CAE Engineering Conclave 2017, which took place on September8, 2017, at the Westin, Southfield in Detroit, USA brought together 300+ CAD and CAE users and decision makers to discuss trends and news on simulation and development topics. The event focused on advanced CAE technologies for lightweighting, optimization, morphing, automated meshing, fast modeling, and process ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Q1 of 2017 marked the launch of a new initiative at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, focused on helping Southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and technology companies better prepare for Industry 4.0, or the smart manufacturing technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.  The initiative kicked off in February with the debut of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article

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