Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Immersion

Brian Shay
Siemens PLM
Account Executive
Robert J. Axtman
Axtman & Associates
President & CEO
Matt Wise
Fisher Unitech
Tony Kaczmarek
Kors Engineering Company, Inc.
Tyler Martin
Seco Tools
Manager- engineering services
Mark Rupersburg
General Dynamics Land Systems
Technology Development
Bill Pizzimenti
Richard Sun
Lawrence Technological University
Brian Breuhan
Early Equipment Management Lead
Jim Fischbach
3d Center for Excellance
David Guha
Ford Motor Company
Gaurav Agrawal
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Venki Sundarraj
Tata Technologies
VP, Sales Operations
Art Sen
Mike Scully
Mahle Filter Systems
Paul Eichenberg
Chief Strategist
Strategic Consulting
Andrew Cannon
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Echo Lang
Process Champ
Robert Portilla
HP Enterprise Services
Daniel Blair
MNP Corporation
Bradley Rothenberg
Nathaniel Johnson
hofer powertrain (USA), Inc.
Program Manager
John Kovac
Michael Schena
Michigan Custom Machines, Inc.
Ceo; Pres
Mike Schena, President and CEO of Michigan Custom Machines, originally started the company in 1994 with extensive experience in controls, hydraulic and mechanical engineering. With a degree in computer engineering and mechanical Passions in cars and engines, Mike has expanded the company to include people from all walks of engineering and manufacturing with like interests and passion.
Susan Sprentall
American Laser Enterprises, LLC

A spirited serial entreprenuer, Susan has over 25 years of successfully launching and growing companies in the engineering, manufacturing and industrial laser industries. A graduate of Purdue University in Electrical Engineering, Susan started her career in engineering and quickly moved into sales management. Since 1991 Susan held executive leadership positions in corporations and in laser technology companies, most recently leading the consolidation of three entities to create American Laser Enterprises. Today, in addition to American Laser Enterprises, Susan leads an award winning team focused on developing disruptive and innovative laser ablation technology concentrated on coating removal and surface preparation applications in a new company, SurClean Inc.

Anil Sanne
Avittor International Corp.
Shawn Rimmell
Global Automation Technologies, LLC
As President and Founder of GLOBAL Automation Technologies, Mr. Rimmell is responsible for increasing and producing enterprise value by designing and executing strategies for sales, managing fulfillment of our projects, hiring and developing staff, and producing customer satisfaction.
William Corbit
Alan Pittel
Your Big Sign
Affordable digital highway billboards, cable and internet TV commercials and radio advertising.  See
Vibha Menawat
Menawat & Co.
John Gelmisi
Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)
Director Business Development
John Gelmisi is the Business Development Director for Detroit Engineered Products (DEP).   DEP provides global Engineering Services and is well-known for their "MeshWorks" Engineering Software platform.  "MeshWorks" is the tool of choice for many OEMs and Suppliers for product Weight Reduction and Optimzaiton activities as well as Morphing and Meshing.  

DEP also is a leader in Engine Efficiency technologies and is launching a new product to market called an "Engine Ion Sensor".  The Engine Ion Sensor can increase fuel economy, reduce emissions, and enable multi-fuel type usage.   
William Andre
Hydra Lock Corp
Vice President
Troy Peterson
System Strategy, Inc.
Vice President
Dennis Strieter
Strategic Account Manager
Samantha Beste
Design Systems, Inc.
Bill Harris
Venture Management Services, LLC
Chairman & CEO
Roger Bober
Walsh College
Robert Carrier
R&E Automated Systems, LLC
Resource Manager
Jeff Schultz
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Erica Schaffel
Pixo Group
VP of Sales
Mary Sleeman
Director of Talent Acquisition

Mary Sleeman is the Director of Talent Acquisition at AccessPoint.  Mary has 20+ years of experience in the staffing industry.  AccessPoint is a full service Staffing and PEO/HR Administration provider with coverage throughout the State of Michigan.  Our various programs include Short Term or Temporary Placements, Trial Hire Placements, Onsite Management and Professional Direct Hires.   Our ability to provide customized and detailed solutions to our customers makes hiring AccessPoint as a partner, a return on investment.


Haylie Ostrosky
Marketing Manager - Software Related Services
Tina Beaudry
Electro-Matic Products, Inc.
Human Resources Manager
Sage Ahmed
Advanced Engineering Services
Business Development Manager
Jeremiah Cronberger
Raven Engineering Inc.
Sales Engineer
Sharon Neumann
Airfoil Public Relations
Sanjay Kumar
OTai - IOT and Digital
OTai - means expert - is focused on identifying business outcomes by leveraging the Internet of Things and data analytics for industrial and commercial use cases. High value workshops, consulting and solution development services covering needs of organizations of all sizes. Formerly led Verizon's custom IOT and Digital Experience consulting organization and experience in strategy and technology at various major consulting firms.
Russell Zarras
Fraunhofer USA
Manager - Communications
Justin Young
IT Operations &Support Manager - Oetiker Group
Steve Matthews
Paramount Industries, Inc.
Engineering Manager
Donald DeMalllie
Great Lakes Rubber Company
Marie SanFilippo
Senior Project Manager
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Lead Data Scientist
Jeff Edwards
Director of Software Development
Kelli Baird
ESI North America
Field Marketing Manager/North America
Bryan Pukoff
Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest CPA, business consulting and financial services firms, with offices located throughout Michigan, Ohio and Florida. We offer a broad suite of services in the areas of tax, accounting, audit and assurance, business consulting, wealth management, outsourcing, succession planning and corporate investigative services. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. As a member of Nexia International, a leading worldwide network of accounting firms, we can help our clients do business around the globe.
Lu Phillips
Sequoia Applied Solutions, Inc.
VP Sales and Marketing
Danielle Frederick
Field Marketing Manager - Automotive
Marla Craig
Sales Team
Mike Reitenga
Premises Systems, Inc.
Business Solutions Specialist
My name is Mike Reitenga with Premises Systems, Inc. and I help provide network infrastructure solutions for a variety of network problems (i.e. under-performing or out-dated phone systems, poorly installed cabling, routers, switches and under-performing physical security) for Metro Detroit companies big and small.  We retain 98% of our customers because our expertise and service are second to none.  Contact me at 248-715-1089 for immediate help or questions.  

John DeWaal
CoastIPC, Inc.
Hello and thank you for your interest in CoastIPC! We are builders of rugged, industrial computers used in a variety of applications, including Robotics, AI/ML, Autonomy, Machine Automation, Machine Vision, Data Analytics, and more. Our services include the creation, maintenance and deployment of custom images, custom configured PC's that meet your unique requirements and best in class service an support.

I have almost 40 years of experience with Industrial Computing. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of some help.
Julius Corpodean
Robert Bosch LLC
Sr. Functional Safety Engineer
Heather Wallace
Automate America
Regina Newberry
OutDo Wit Consulting Group, LLC

Regina has extensive experience with working with leaders and building empowered diverse teams. Her passion to serve them primarily evolved during her 20 years of professional work history in the automotive supplier manufacturing sector. She has held positions as Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, and Program Manager with awards and sought after to champion complex company bottle-necks. She refers to herself as a CI (Continuous Improvement) expert and leadership disruptor. She brings a fresh eyes approach with a talent for discerning company challenges that impact workflow productivity and team development. 

Bill Rayl
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
Gwen Bradley
Dale Erickson
The Albo Group, Inc.
Dale Erickson is the President of The Albo Group, Inc. He has been involved in the Recruiting Industry since the mid 1990's and has worked with companies that range from the Fortune 500 level to those companies that are new to their industry. He has many years of experience finding Companies qualified candidates and places Candidates in front of Great Opportunities.

Dale holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Detroit. He is also a Certified Personnel Consultant and a member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). 
Karen Bieniek
Tata Technologies
Senior Marketing Manager - Siemens Digital Industries Software
Karen Bieniek is a senior level, full stack digital marketer with expertise driving revenue by directing marketing strategy and execution for B2B and B2C technology products and services in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and healthcare industries. Karen has experience in corporate and field marketing, brand management, campaigns, data analysis, SEO, PPC, content creation, social media, event management (virtual/traditional), and public relations. Karen manages/uses modern marketing tools - Marketing Automation Systems (Pardot, Marketo, Eloqua), Channel Partner Marketing - Zift, CMS - WordPress, CRM - Salesforce, Social Media - GaggleAmp, among others to measure, analyze, and make better decisions for the overall marketing process.
Kishen Kavikondala
SK International
Stacie Soroka
Absolute Consulting-GSE Solutions
Director-Automotive Services
Suraj Waghmare
MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd.
Marketing Executive - Conferences
Gary Rose
Blue Sea Advisors, LLC
BLUE SEA ADVISORS LLC, founded by an ex-manufacturing business owner/CEO and 22 year member of YPO, helps owners of middle-market manufacturing businesses achieve transformational growth in the transferable value of their businesses by introducing a triple combination of winning strategies: Theory of Constraints application, EOS Implementation, and advanced tax and cost reduction strategies. We offer the intellectual muscle of top-notch industry pros experienced in implementing these strategies to help our clients plan for, navigate through and ultimately attain impressive business growth and successful transition outcomes.  

Jay Brown
RPM Freight Systems
Director, CSR & Economic Relations
Gurvie Waraich
Nexiona Connectocrats
President & General Manager
Ed Cooper
ELCo Enterprises
Dan Ling
Bill Panagos
Panagos Kennedy PLLC
We are business attorneys who offer creative solutions to complex problems, especially those involving technology and intellectual property. 
Billy Morrison
Oliver Hatcher Construction
Business Development
Mahmoud Mattan
Co-Founder & CEO
Mahmoud “Moody” Mattan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of BrandXR, the world’s easiest to use no-code platform for building immersive XR experiences. Prior to BrandXR, Mr. Mattan founded PowisVR, where he built a multi-million dollar virtual reality headset and mobile accessories business. Before that, he led investments in Meta, Sidecar, and Genius (formerly Rap Genius) at Pegasus Tech Ventures. With a background in venture capital, business development, and marketing, Mr. Mattan specializes in finding profitable strategies for emerging technologies. A former Wayne State University football player, Mr. Mattan recently moved back to Detroit to strengthen the tech community and play a role in the city’s resurgence.
Christa Chambers-Price
Entre-SLAM, Inc.
Christa Chambers-Price is the CEO of Entre-SLAM, Inc. a brand story and marketing strategy group. She is a U.S. Military Intelligence Army veteran, a former FBI Analyst and she helps brands discovery, build, and launch big ideas that move the world. With an emphasis on consumer psychology, behavioral science, and storytelling, Entre-SLAM has crafted a methodology that guides innovators on how to discover what makes their brands unique, identify market opportunity, and improve product or service designs while learning how to blend all of these components together to tell a great story. Christa has over 25 years of design, animation, and web development experience and has worked with over 1,000 startups, social entrepreneurs and non-profits from across the country. 
Brad Smiles
E7 Solutions
Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development for a Technology consulting company in Troy, MI.  E7 Solutions works with Teams that are worried or frustrated with collaboration, growing at scale, adopting new technologies, continuous improvement and/or migrating to the cloud.  These teams look at their current business processes, workflows, tools & resources and realize that there's definitely room for improvements.  E7 Solutions can assist with those challenges. 

We are also an Atlassian Platinum Solutions Partner specializing in professional services, licensing management, support and training with tools such as Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Bitbucket, OpsGenie and Trello.  

Any questions about our services please contact me at or on my cell at (947) 205-1507.  You can also learn more about E7 Solutions at  
Max Rispler
Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc.
Global Benefits Advisor
I am a global benefits advisor with Brown & Brown of Detroit. We offer insurance solutions for property, casualty, commercial, personal, and benefits in the US and abroad. Brown & Brown Insurance is the fifth largest insurance brokerage company in the country with over 290 locations. Our focus is on companies that have 20-15,0000 employees out of the Brown & Brown of Detroit office. Brown & Brown Insurance nationally can work with any size employer with clients such as Marriott, Chrysler, Ford, and others.
Brandon Card
Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC)
Executive Director
20 year defense community member in the metro Detroit area.  
Currently connecting government mission owners with DATC DA2 OTA consortium members.
Dirk Froehlich
S Team Automation Technology
David Darbyshire
Cyb Llings, Inc.
Engineer / Co-Owner
David Darbyshire is passionate about economic and workforce development in downtown Pontiac. David runs the 3D Printing Studios of Cyb Llings while launching Revitalize-IT engineering cloud. He collaborates on STEM, FIRST Robotics, American Society of Body Engineers ASBE Foundation and business acceleration along with entrepreneurship. David Darbyshire along with most of his 10 brothers and sisters hold Mechanical Engineering degrees and are active in the community servicing the next generation.
Steve Michon
Zero Tolerance LLC
Xavier Fajardo
Accufacture LLC
Owner / President
Pierre Viaud-Murat
Douglas Hugo
AIC Acquisition Company, LLC (dba Plasti-Co Equipment Co. and dba AIC Equipment & Controls Inc.)
Rohini Potla
Lathrup Pharmacy
Tom McHenry
Custom Valve Concepts, Inc.
General Manager
As General Manager of Custom Valve Concepts, I've enjoyed leveraging my expertise in management, sales, design, manufacturing, and engineering to create a new dynamic in a 75 year old company.   Previously, I've played key management roles in multiple aerospace companies.  I graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and masters of business administration, concentrating in management and information systems.  I've also received certifications in the Leadership Program at the University of Michigan.  I also enjoy family live with my wife and four young children!
Mike Sneller
Contrast Applied Engineering Solutions, LLC
Dan Friz
Sharp Tooling Solutions
Director, Business Development
Sharp Tooling Solutions is a full-service supplier for the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries, specializing in the design, manufacturing, and installation of fixtures and tooling.
Hendrik Stoltz
Totally Automated Systems
Ray Wisniewski
Onyx Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Sharpe
Caro Carriers L3C
Robert Sharpe CEO of Caro Carriers L3C we're new to manufacturing of personal protective equipment for first responders
Cynitra Anderson
Cynitra Information Systems LLC
Managing Member/Owner

Virtuous, Vetrepreneur and Visionary woman that is helping someone at any given moment

Derrick DeMeritt
Combustion Research Corp.
Peter Hackett
Chief Engineer
I am the Chief Engineer at Universal Flow Monitors, located in Hazel Park, MI.  We design, manufacture and assemble industrial flow meters.  Prior to Universal Flow Monitors, I worked for Ford Motor Company for 21 years working in the sheet metal arena.  I started as a Sheet Metal Design Release Engineer, then worked for 11 years as a Body CAD Supervisor.  I have a BSME from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a MSE from Purdue University.  
Kevin McClellan
K & S Automation LLC
I have been in the Automation industry, primarliy design and build machinery, for over 30 years.  I have worked in almost every facet of the manufacturing business.  I started my own Company, K & S Automation in April, 2020 to build small to mid-sized stand-alone machines and workcells.  These machines/workcells are custom designed to order based on customers specification.  We do punching, forming, dispense, assembly, any process other than welding metal.   We are small and intend to stay that way to keep the personal relationships with our customers as well as our suppliers.  We have many capabilities in-house such as mechanical design, fabrication, machining, 3-printing, build and pipe and wire.  We currently outsource electrical design and programming.
Idan Kovent
Ematrix Energy Systems, Inc.
Idan draws upon 14 years of power sources product development in the aerospace and automotive industries. His experience includes 4 years in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) development and 6 years in automotive powertrains development, both with emphasis on system integration. Idan led complex development projects in aerospace, automotive and academy including development of power sources, powertrains and entire UAVs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Alternative Energy Technologies. 
Stacy Behrens
CrimpStore LLC
Shaun Sikora
Coastal Automotive
John Mohyi
Mohyi Labs, LLC
Richard Young
Young Diversified Industries Inc.
I have spent over thirty five years as head of YDI, acting as CEO. The company has provided Vehicle support to the Department of Defense for over twenty five years. In addition the company provided production support services for Tier 1 automotive OEM's and distribution, setup and maintenance of special equipment use in the Healthcare industrial Lab sector.
Stephen Boergert
Argyll Enterprises, Inc
Systems Engineering CORE, The United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD. 
Industrial Engineering; Cuyamaca College, Spring Valley, CA. (SOCNAV)). 
Advanced Manufacturing EngD, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland, UK (SOCNAV). 
Les Coleman
Just Right Duplications LLC/ Game Changers Apparel
Tim Coughlin
Creative Techniques, Inc.
Mike Brooks
Phoenix Contact
Vertical Market Manager - Factory Automation
Joel Messina
Phoenix Contact
Business Development Manager- Automotive Manufacturing
Michael Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Technical Director
Colene Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Administrative Coordinator
Grace Donovan
Grace is an action oriented initiative seeker with multiple years international experience in entrepreneurship, business development, and account management. Before moving to Detroit, Grace worked in Chile supporting entrepreneurial ecosystem development in the copper mining industry and creating opportunities for founders to access venture capital in Santiago.
Michael McArthur
Draco Mfg. Inc.
Jayashree Ravi
Mobi Boot Camp Corp.
Michelle Fare
Bloem LLC
Special Projects Manager
Ida Byrd-Hill
Automation Workz
Ida Byrd-Hill is CEO of Automation Workz, a cybersecurity reskilling firm. She has served in  ---
  • Human Resources culminating in placing 72 executives  as an Executive Search Consultant. 
  • Nonprofit  turning around  6 Detroit Public Schools, and creation of a cyber high school.
  • Finances growing a $620 million investment portfolio, $40 million mortgage (2021 value). 

She is a graduate of University of Michigan – Ann Arbor BA Economics and Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University MBA .

Ida is the author of 8 books, including her most recent, Invisible Talent Market, a Black Labor Economics History book.