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Friday, November 16, 2018
SOUTHFIELD -- Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield have entered into a formal partnership to launch the Centrepolis Accelerator.  Housed on the campus of LTU, the Centrepolis Accelerator will broaden and replace the small business and entrepreneurial support services provided by the LTU Collaboratory in recent years, leveraging the city’s focus on driving local and ...read more
Categories: Government, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Office/Location
Friday, November 16, 2018
Irene Spanos, longtime Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs for Oakland County, is joining Oakland University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She begins her role on December 10.  “We are thrilled to have Irene join the OU family in this critical leadership role,” Vice President University Advancement Michael Westfall said in announcing the hiring. “A friend ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, November 16, 2018
Announcing Spud Software's Gift Giving Campaign   In honor of the Christmas season, we are excited to announce that we will be donating a toy to the charity, Toys for Tots~Genesee County, for every Google review we receive in the next 30 days. We are challenging our clients and friends to help us reach children in the community who, without Toys for Tots, would not receive anything for ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 16, 2018
Receives $3.12 million in grants for Interior Systems R&D  VANDALIA, Ohio – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, today announced that it will be making a multi-million dollar investment and creating additional jobs to support its Interior Systems research & development (R&D) initiatives in Ohio.  This investment will take place over ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location
Friday, November 16, 2018
Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “The State of Global Trade in the Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-state-of-global-trade-in-the-automotive-industry/ features Daniel Earnst, Head - Automotive & Manufacturing for IntegrationPoint Global Solutions Group, and automotive global trade expert.  In the 7-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Earnst discusses:1.       How ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Friday, November 16, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Kayla R. Mullen has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.Ms. Mullen concentrates her practice in business and corporate law. She first joined the firm as a Summer Associate in 2017. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Ms. Mullen worked as an appellate intern at the Washtenaw County ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan Howard & Howard has been named to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:   METROPOLITAN TIER 1Ann ArborLitigation – Intellectual PropertyLas VegasConstruction LawFranchise LawTroyCommercial LitigationEnergy LawLitigation – Intellectual PropertyLitigation – PatentPatent LawTrademark Law   METROPOLITAN TIER 2Ann ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Two Oakland University graduate students, Roshan Timilsina and Tyler Parsons, received superior presentation awards at the 2018 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, which took place October 25-28 in San Francisco, California.  Roshan Timilsina standing with his poster presentation at the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference. Timilsina, a Ph.D. student in Medical Physics, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Birmingham, MI – The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s 71st Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at The Community House in Birmingham from 8 – 9:30 a.m.    Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Chairman Don Lee will report on the Chamber’s 2018 accomplishments and “pass the gavel” to the 2019 Chairperson Sunny Connelly as well as present their annual Ambassador of the Year Award.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan  Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in the ninth annual edition of “Best Law Firms,” with Brinks receiving five national rankings and twelve metropolitan rankings.  The 2019 “Best Law Firms” list ranks Brinks nationally in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, November 12, 2018
The digital assistance system for manual assembly The ActiveAssist software increases process reliability and quality through Industry 4.0 innovations The digital assistance systems for varied assembly tasks, ActiveAssist supports employees with target information every step of the way.Bosch Rexroth’s ActiveAssist combines software and hardware to create a new assembly assistance system. The ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, November 12, 2018
BenePro Acquires Benefit Consulting Firm BBG Employee BenefitsThis acquisition will further strengthen the company’s commitment to helping organizations taker better care of their people.Royal Oak, MI – BenePro, a Royal Oak based, privately held, growing benefit consulting firm, recently named the 3rd coolest place to work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit, today announced the acquisition of BBG ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, November 12, 2018
Download PDF here If you are 55+ and seriously considering your retirement, then this practical guide can help you. It is somewhat technical and especially appropriate for the engineering-minded, technical professional or the do-it-yourselfer. The focus of this paper is on the “de-accumulation” phase of your retirement plan, which is significantly different than your career-earning years ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, November 12, 2018
The “Inside China: Understanding China's Current and Future Auto Industry” Conference on November 15 in Ann Arbor, Michigan is hosted by Automotive Futures Group, and co-sponsored by GlobalAutoIndustry.com.  The Conference features a number of timely presentations by a China New Mobility Expert and a Chinese A/V Startup, who will join Ford, UM, and KPMG China Experts to Discuss the Current, Future ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 12, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Mark Lezotte, a leading southeast Michigan health care attorney with Butzel Long, will moderate a panel program during Automation Alley’s Integr8™: The Industry 4.0 Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2018 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The focus of the panel discussion is: “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Health Care.”  Panelists for the session ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 12, 2018
Taylor, Mich.—Atlas Oil was named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the fifth time on Sunday. The Top Workplace award is based solely on employee feedback with Atlas team members citing Atlas’ collaborative and innovative culture as the key to this achievement.  “Our people are what drive our success,” said Atlas Founder and Chairman Sam Simon. “Fostering a culture based on our core ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 12, 2018
CSI Leasing, Inc. (CSI) recently announced that it will now offer equipment lifecycle and leasing solutions for aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). In conjunction, CSI has hired GSE industry expert Neil Bennett to lead the initiative as GSE leasing global manager.   “We are excited to welcome Neil to the CSI team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and knows ground support equipment ...read more
Thursday, November 08, 2018
With its many new features and hardware, Rexroth’s IoT Gateway software V2 raises the bar for machine and plant networking solutions Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2  networks new and existing machine efficiently  with precision and cost-effectiveness thanks to various hardware options, new features and device management.The secret of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies in the software. ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, November 08, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DECA, an organization that works to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship, is hosting the Central Region Leadership Conference in Detroit on November 16-18, 2018. Brooks Kushman attorney Jennifer Ziegler will be presenting on trademarks and counterfeit goods at one of DECA’s Marketing, ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, November 08, 2018
By Katherine Cser Download a PDF of the article here. In Dave Carvajal’s book Hire Smart from the Start, Carvajal warns about hiring clones: “People who share values such as authenticity, integrity, and ambition may have wildly different personalities….In the absence of a clearly defined culture, organizations may default to hiring people who seem [to reflect] their leaders and will never ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Bosch Rexroth’s CNC system MTX with new hardware: Faster to better machining results Complete solution from Bosch Rexroth brings more performance in machine toolsCNC system MTX: Consistently higher performance through higher computing power, realtime automation bus Sercos and fast I/O system. Thanks to increased computing power in the control hardware, the CNC system MTX from Bosch Rexroth ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
WATERFORD, MICH. - Pentastar Aviation announced today that it has enrolled in Air Charter Safety Foundation’s (ACSF) voluntary Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). Committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers, Pentastar joined the ACSF in May 2018 and is taking part in ASAP to further this commitment.   “The focus of every employee at ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article, Company Milestone
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder David Randall is moderating a panel at TechTainment 4.0, a conference hosted by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Legal Association (LAIPLA) and Loyal Law School. The panel includes distinguished members of the IP and technology communities, and during the discussion they will explore how companies are attempting to reimagine and, in some cases, ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Facilitating Software Controller Development for the EcoCAR Mobility ChallengeStudents re-engineering a 2019 Chevrolet BlazerdSPACE donating 12 MicroAutoBox II prototyping unitsWixom, Michigan: dSPACE is donating high-performance, in-vehicle, prototyping hardware to aid student engineers in developing and testing embedded software control systems as part of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. To assist ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
At this year's formnext, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing, SLM Solutions is presenting comprehensive solutions in selective laser melting. Visitors will be given exclusive insights into the complete SLM® product portfolio at booth D70 in hall 3.0: from machines to services to materials, supplemented by numerous application examples. The German-based company is also providing ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
CHICAGO—UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network, has appointed the Chief Operating Officer of US member firm UHY Advisors, Inc., Rick David, as the new chairman of UHY.  Rick started his career in the audit practice of one of the ‘Big Four,’ where he practiced for 30 years. He joined the UHY Board of Directors in October 2012 and currently serves as the treasurer of UHY.  As ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/) is pleased to announce that Nick Drysdale has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” class of 2018. Drysdale is a registered patent attorney and Principal in the firm’s Troy, Michigan office.   “Being a part of this year’s ‘Up & Coming’ class is a great honor,” said Drysdale.  “I have been fortunate to work with so many clients who are ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Oakland Community College leaders presented an overview of OCC’s innovative policy governance model at a national conference Oct. 24-27.Leading a discussion on a new governance model adopted by OCC’s Board of Trustees at the Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress in New York were OCC Board of Trustees Chair John McCulloch, Chancellor Peter Provenzano and Vice Chancellor for ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Southfield, MI – Beaumont Health and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) have formed a joint venture to address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced mental health services in Southeast Michigan and across the state.  Beaumont selected UHS, one of the nation’s largest and most respected mental health hospital management companies, as its partner because of its ...read more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
TROY, MICH. - Billhighway, who provides an industry-leading cloud-based financial management platform, and Alpha Chi Omega will renew their service contract. Alpha Chi Omega will continue using the Billhighway system to manage the finances of its chapters so members can focus on its mission. “Billhighway is a long-time Alpha Chi Omega partner, enabling the financial success of all 143 of our ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Oakland Community College and Oakland University leaders have signed new articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools. The objectives of the newest agreements include helping transition qualified students from OCC to OU in pursuit of Science, Nursing and Social Work bachelor’s degrees. The agreements are effective through October 31, 2023 and subject to review for ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
DETROIT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a Manufacturing USA institute, announced they will be hosting a monthly lightweighting technology seminar to highlight the R & D work being done within its network of national lightweighting experts.  The first day-long event will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at LIFT’s Headquarters, located at 1400 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Detroit. The ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Event Announcement
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Michelle Puricelli has joined the firm’s Troy office as Of Counsel.  Ms. Puricelli focuses her practice in real estate law. Among other things, she assists clients with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating real estate and loan documentation and counsels clients with respect thereto. Ms. Puricelli is a former in-house counsel for The ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
TROY, MI — On Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Troy Chamber hosts its most popular event of the year – the annual Holiday Luncheon! Hundreds of local business professionals will gather at San Marino Club (1685 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy 48083) for networking and an entertaining panel of company executives from Michigan brands such asMcClure’s Pickles, Valentine Distilling Co. and ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Not enough time in the day?As we head into the holiday season and year end, it doesn’t take long to feel overwhelmed.  We are all scrambling to figure out how it will all get done and when it will get done.  Then, before we know it, it is 2019 and the last 60 days were a blur.   Spud Software is committed to helping people and the companies they work for.  This is why we are so process and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Alex Leonowicz has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly ‘Up & Coming­­ Lawyers’ Class of 2018. The 30 Honorees were selected by a committee based on criteria including those who have established a name for themselves in the legal community, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Human resources professionals, general counsel, business owners and all who deal with employees need a playbook to keep up with changing laws, regulations and other issues impacting today’s workplace. Butzel Long’s31st Annual Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on key  legal matters on Thursday, November 29,2018 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 05, 2018
On Friday, Nov. 2, a select group of Wayne State University business students vied for scholarships and bragging rights during the fourth annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition at Detroit's historic Guardian Building, riding to the top with executive judges from Ally, Enterprise, General Motors, Plante Moran and Quicken Loans.  Winners were:First place, $1,000, Jenna ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 05, 2018
DETROIT — What started off as a simple idea will soon be enjoyed by thousands of children and adults at the Michigan Science Center. Thanks to a collaboration between University of Detroit Mercy, Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund), Detroit Cristo Rey High School and the Michigan Science Center, the science behind one Earth’s most fascinating phenomena is coming to the museum, in the form of an ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Monday, November 05, 2018
Chicago, IL – To support the modernization program at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, American Airlines is pursuing the development of a new double wide-body aircraft maintenance hangar. The structure will improve and consolidate both line and base maintenance operations at one of their busiest hubs, allowing them to continue servicing one of the largest and fastest-growing aircraft fleets ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 05, 2018
Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. In Detroit, Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in intellectual property litigation (IP), patent litigation, and patent law. The firm was also recognized with a tier three ranking in IP litigation in Los Angeles, CA and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 05, 2018
TROY, Mich.— Walsh’s online MBA has been named one of the best online degree programs not requiring a GMAT in the United States, according to an industry-leading educational research organization. Walsh is the only institution of higher education in Michigan to earn this distinction.  Walsh was ranked No. 9 in the United States by OnlineMasters.com, which researches every graduate program in the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 05, 2018
Manufacturing and business leaders invited to FIRST Robotics event and panel discussionMacomb County student robotics teams to display innovations, STEM skills   Macomb County, the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) and students from the International Academy of Macomb’s I.AM.ROBOT FIRST Robotics team will host an open house and panel discussion on November 19 at the MISD (44001 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education, Government
Friday, November 02, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Rebecca S. Davies has been named a 2018 Best of MichBusiness Awards recipient. Davies will be among the honorees during an Awards and Gala celebration on November 29 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Davies is a finalist for “Best of the Best” overall winners. (Votes can be cast once a day until voting closes on November 9. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, November 02, 2018
Battle Creek, Michigan - Powerlink Systems, a Michigan-based electrical vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider, today announced the completion of an EV charging station installation at the Fort Custer Industrial Park in Battle Creek, MI, the largest industrial park in the state. The dual-port Level 2 stations manufactured by ChargePoint, the world's leading EV charging technology company, were ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Education, Government, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Walsh President & CEO Marsha Kelliher delivered the keynote address at the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Annual Fall Civic Leadership Luncheon & Global Business Economic Forum on October 31. The theme was A Tribute to Women: Profiles in Public Service as part of the C4 Series: Courage, Conviction, Confidence and Character.  President Kelliher’s address followed opening remarks by ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 01, 2018
TROY, Mich. – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that DeRoy Bryant has joined the company as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management and will report directly to Inteva CEO and President Lon Offenbacher.   Bryant brings more than 25 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, supplier ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce it received 21 national rankings and 73 rankings in Southeast Michigan in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received 121 first-tier rankings overall.  Besides the national rankings, the firm was recognized for legal excellence for practices in our Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 01, 2018
As many as 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries occur every year, often in people under 30. It's a painful injury that can lead to a lifetime of medical issues and eventually a knee replacement.But, a Beaumont research team is pioneering a new solution that could slow the arthritis that occurs after an ACL injury - known as post-traumatic osteoarthritis, or PTOA - and help people avoid ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the nation’s largest patent and trademark law firms, is proud to be included in the 2019 list of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. This is the seventh straight year in which the firm ranks nationally for Patent Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law. The firm is also included in several metropolitan rankings for ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 01, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long has received national recognition in the 2019 “Best Law Firms,” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.   Butzel Long is ranked in multiple legal specialties in the Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Lansing and Washington, D.C. offices.  Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Kerr Russell recognizes this year’s dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroithonorees - 21 attorneys, many for multiple practice areas:Robert Anderson, member - Immigration LawJason Bank, member – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights LawWilliam Blasses, associate – Litigation - CommercialKevin Block, member - Mergers & Acquisitions LawJames Cambridge, member - Corporate LawMike Carroll, member – ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
DETROIT — McDonald Hopkins LLC raised $6,640 to support Breast Cancer Awareness/Research through Beaumont Hospital during a networking and charity reception hosted by the firm’s Detroit office on Tuesday, Oct. 30.    More than 60 guests attended the event held at Joe Muer Seafood in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. All proceeds from the evening’s silent auction will be donated to the Beaumont Foundation ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Michael MacCallum has been named a 2018 “Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  This award recognizes 30 honorees in Michigan’s legal community who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that attorney David Berry was recently honored by the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section with the 2018 State Bar of Michigan IP Section Excellence in Intellectual Property Award. This award is given to a single individual each year who has made substantial contributions to the Michigan IP community. Berry was nominated ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael C. Hammer has been elected as the Firm’s next Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Hammer will succeed William T. Burgess, who has served as the Firm’s CEO for the past nine years. Upon the conclusion of his term of office, Mr. Burgess will resume his practice in the areas of banking, finance, and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is honored to be a recipient of the 2018 ChIPs Honor Roll Award for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Recipients were selected based on a ground-breaking Inclusion Blueprint Survey, spearheaded by ChIPs and Diversity Lab, that measures gender diversity in law firm leadership and related indicia.  Brooks Kushman topped the survey, scoring the ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Law Firm of Berry Moorman P.C. is pleased to announce the launch of its completely redesigned website: http://www.berrymoorman.com  The new website design and layout places the firm’s attorneys and its various practices in the spotlight by providing visitors with user-friendly navigation and easy access to information.  Redeveloped and optimized for user experience, the new design ensures ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
TROY, Mich. – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, received an award for Agility at the 2018 Tata Motors Annual Supplier Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month. This is the first time Tata Motors has recognized suppliers in this category. Tata Motors Chief Executive Officer Guenter Butschek and Chief Procurement Officer ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Three women from Merrill Lynch who have achieved success in the financial services industry will share how others can bridge the gender gap and build a career in this competitive field during Walsh’s Conversation With Leaders event at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.  The event, open to the public, will be held in room 199 at the Troy location, 3838 Livernois Rd. Troy, MI 48083.  Merrill Lynch’s Laurie ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Flagstar Bank is partnering with eCycle Opportunities (ECO) to host a free electronic recycling event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at Flagstar’s Troy headquarters. The event is open to Flagstar employees and the metro Detroit community at Flagstar Bank, 5151 Corporate Drive.   In recognition of the upcoming America Recycles Day, Flagstar Bank worked with eCycle Opportunities to provide a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
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
Monday, October 29, 2018
English Professor Suba Subbarao’s work in the classroom to help her students, in the words of a colleague, “find their voice and their place” speaks for itself. And now a statewide organization devoted to her passion for developmental education says Subbarao’s place is at the head of the class among her peers.Subbarao, of Rochester Hills, Mich., received the Michigan Developmental Education ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, October 29, 2018
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s Global Technology Showcase Audio Interview, “Voice and Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicles” https://globalautoindustry.com/voice-and-intelligence-for-autonomous-vehicles/ features David Colleen, CEO of Silicon Valley-based SapientX, a voice enabled, AI-driven digital assistant for cars.  In the 13-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Colleen discusses:1.       What does SapientX ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, October 29, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan:  Jake Grove, a partner at Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard, has authored a chapter in a new legal reference book entitled Evidence in Patent Cases. Published by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and authored by a team of experienced attorneys, the volume explains the use of evidence in patent litigation cases from initiation through appeal. Grove wrote ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, October 26, 2018
TROY, Mich. – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, was awarded as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®. This is the second year in a row that Inteva has been honored for quality and excellence in health awareness. Inteva was the only Tier One auto supplier recognized out of 114 businesses.  Michigan’s Best and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Company Milestone
Friday, October 26, 2018
Cleveland, OH:Today, Soothsayer Analytics, one of the country’s leading data science consulting firms, announced their 6th Certificate Course in Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence certified by Case Western Reserve University. The course, led by world-renowned data scientist and INSOFE founder Dr. Murthy Kolluru, will expose attendees to the incredible potential of leveraging deep learning & ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, October 26, 2018
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Sara B. Rubino has been selected as a “2018 Up & Coming Lawyer” Honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Ms. Rubino is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. She specializes in probate, trust, estate and fiduciary litigation. Additionally, she maintains an active estate planning and elder law practice. Ms. Rubino routinely works with families, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, October 26, 2018
Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “Mexico Labor Environment and Update” https://globalautoindustry.com/mexico-labor-environment-and-update/ features Ricardo Castro-Garza, Partner Baker McKenzie in Mexico, Head of Practice Group, and overall Mexico employment and labor law expert.  In the 16-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Castro-Garza discusses:1.       What are the main labor ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Brains can imagine the future. But to build that future, brains need tools. And now, thanks to a partnership agreement between Oakland Community College and Autodesk Inc., students can start tinkering with tomorrow today.   Under a memorandum of understanding signed last week, the San Rafael, Calif.-based software company will provide OCC an exclusive Autodesk manager, internship opportunities ...read more
Categories: Education
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
Thursday, October 25, 2018
More than 15 years after he began walking the beat as a public safety officer at Oakland Community College, David Ceci will assume a new leadership role in helping OCC train the next generation of law enforcement.  Ceci, currently the college’s interim dean of public services and director of law enforcement, will become the academic dean of public services and director of law enforcement ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, October 25, 2018
SOUTHFIELD – Michael Arena, chief talent officer at General Motors Corp., will speak on how large organizations can become more nimble in an era of constant change as the next presenter in Lawrence Technological University’s “Executive to Executive” lecture series.  The event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Room ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Clarkston, Michigan Line2Line Coatings is pleased to announce that the U.S. Government is investing in evaluating their proprietary graphite powder coating technology, known as Additive Abradable Powder Coating (AAPC).  The company has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I by the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Government, Company Milestone
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Forbes, a nationally recognized developer, owner and manager of luxury shopping destinations throughout the country, to Present at Troy Chamber’s CEO Series Event - November 7TROY, MI — On Wednesday, November 7th, the Troy Chamber will host of the most highly anticipated CEO Series event of the year featuringNate Forbes, President and Managing partner of The Forbes Company, the developer and owner ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Brian Calley, of Portland, and Dennis Muchmore of Laingsburg, to the Oakland University Board of Trustees.  "Oakland University and its Board of Trustees are pleased to welcome these two outstanding leaders," said W. David Tull, chair of the Oakland University Board of Trustees. “Their knowledge and experience will be key in helping move the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, Government
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Quality Digest in partnership with DCS is hosting a free webinar showing how model-based definition supports improved product quality and measurement planning Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), engineering software developer, has partnered with Quality Digest, to present a webinar demonstrating how Model-Based Definition can incorporate GD&T, CATIA FTA or CREO and NX PMI, and feed downstream ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
TROY, Mich. — Fundraising that exceeded expectations, moving testimonials from Walsh scholarship recipients and the presentation of an inaugural award, the President’s Award for Outstanding Partner in Education, to the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, highlighted Walsh’s 2018 Leadership Awards Dinner on October 11 at the Townsend Hotel. Nearly 300 guests, including Senator Marty Knollenberg and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Company Milestone
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report presented to the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees at its October board meeting found the college continued to stay on top of its bottom line. The independent auditing firm Plante Moran awarded OCC a clean audit with an “unmodified” opinion.  In essence, OCC maintained its strong internal controls, with no material weaknesses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Government
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kerr Russell attorneys came out in force for a presentation from Wayne State University Law School’s Dean Richard A. Bierschbach. Kerr Russell has a long and proud history of Wayne Law Warriors practicing here. Thank you to Kerr Russell's Mark Stasa and Laina Van Wyke and Wayne Law's Duc Abrahamson for organizing. Other Wayne State attendees included:Wayne Law Alumni Relations: Duc Abrahamson, ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Event Announcement
Monday, October 22, 2018
Birmingham, Mich. - On Thursday, November 1, George Haralampopoulos of One Degree Principle will present a Professional Edge Workshop on “Six Principles for Achieving Significantly Higher Results in Business & Leadership” at the Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building. The workshop begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. The BBChamber Professional Edge Workshops are sponsored by DFCU ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Monday, October 22, 2018
Walsh has launched FastTrack, an accelerated degree program that lets students earn an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. “As an upper division school, all of Walsh’s undergraduate students are transferring from other schools,” say Patti Swanson, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer at Walsh. “Our FastTrack students are able to finish their associate ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Monday, October 22, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award to two Oakland University chemistry faculty, Professor Xiangqun Zeng  and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, as well as their ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Monday, October 22, 2018
Southfield, Mich.—Clayton & McKervey, an international certified public accounting and business advisory firm located in metro Detroit, announces a lunch and learn titled ‘Brexit and Cross Border Opportunities’ on November 12, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Automation Alley in Troy.  The event is designed for business owners expanding globally, as well as economic developers looking for ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, October 19, 2018
Today, Davenport University announced the location for its new Detroit campus in Detroit, Michigan. The campus, centrally located at 3031 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit, is designed to meet the needs of students and employers in the metro-Detroit community. The new campus joins Davenport’s state-wide education network of 5 campuses with the goal of educating students on the skills employers need. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Office/Location
Friday, October 19, 2018
Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “Inside China:  Understanding China's Current and Future Auto Industry” - A Global Perspective https://globalautoindustry.com/inside-china-understanding-chinas-current-and-future-auto-industry/ features Bruce M. Belzowski, Managing Director, Automotive Futures Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) and former University of Michigan Transportation ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Southfield, Mich. - Although trade deficits, unfair trading practices and national security considerations have all been referenced as a rationale for recent tariff policies and higher duties, Clayton & McKervey, an international certified public accounting and business advisory firm located in metro Detroit, finds that many companies fear substantial cost increases in their well-planned supply ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 18, 2018
SHRM Members: Register today! Toast Halloween with fellow Society of Human Resource Managers & Sterling! About the event: This Halloween, it's all about getting more "treats" than "tricks" at Detroit SHRM's HR Connects Networking Event! The wearing of the "Halloween Hat" is proper attire for this event where you can meet friends, old and new, all while enjoying a creative, unique environment at ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article, Education, Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, October 18, 2018
SOUTHFIELD – Nearly 200 college students from 11 universities will converge on the campus of Lawrence Technological University Saturday for the 10th annual Grand Prix, organized by LTU’s Blue Devil Motorsports racing teams.  The event showcases SAE competition vehicles, including scaled-down Indy race cars, hybrid electric vehicles, off-road vehicles and more – all designed and built by ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Thursday, October 18, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro will be a featured speaker during the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Midwest Regional Conference and eDiscovery Symposium on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Greektown Hotel. Shapiro is a panelist for the session titled “AI – Defining, Demystifying and Paths to Really Using Artificial Intelligence.”  Angela ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Joseph J. Pytel, Jr. has joined the firm’s Troy office as Of Counsel.  Mr. Pytel concentrates his practice on providing strategic counseling on intellectual property matters and preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, computer hardware and software, and mechanical arts. He has more than 15 years of industry ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that firm Principal Jessica Sachs has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law” class of 2018. The class will be honored at the publication’s annual luncheon and awards celebration on Thursday, September 20, 2018. “I am honored to be a part of this year’s ’Women in the Law’ class,” said Sachs. “My career successes are the result of great ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Join us for an informative session about current global trade challenges in automotive Industry. Conference is held on Tuesday, Oct 30th 2018 at the Troy Marriot Hotel. Event brings together industry intelligence to discuss the impact of the current foreign trade policy on the Global Supply Chains. Discussion topics will include: US Trade Policy and Outlook Korea-US Trade Issues and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Event Announcement
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
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Students are learning from industry leaders how to thwart security threats for automobiles, while at the same time the industry is grooming its future workforce. At this year’s Auto-ISAC Annual Summit in Detroit (September 25-26), The Global Future Workforce Program was held to demonstrate the development of the next generation of cybersecurity specialists who will fill critical positions within ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Company Milestone, Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, New Office/Location, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
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
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Sterling Insurance Group Presents:Decoding Cyber and D&O Insurance: Are you protected? Each day, there seems to be another huge cyber-attack or another development in the #MeToo movement. It’s easy to say “glad that’s not my company” – but the truth is, data breaches and sexual harassment claims and lawsuits are happening every day, to companies big and small. having the right risk management ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Community, New Partnerships
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
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Keyser Manufacturing Co. develops and manufactures wide range of innovative and cutting edge products for the racing industry. The company prides itself on looking forward, while continuously upgrading and maintaining their current product lines. As a part of their commitment to racing industry for developing cutting edge products, Keyser has designed a new data acquisition product that can ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Company Milestone
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: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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
Monday, September 17, 2018
[DETROIT] – This October, SolvIT is proud to be working with Grand Circus to offer additional funding for a coding bootcamp thanks to the TechHire Initiative. On August 21, Mayor Mike Duggan’s Detroit at Work initiative announced the opening of applications for the next ‘Tech Hire Bootcamp’ with Grand Circus, a professional technology training institute in Detroit and Grand Rapids, as the training ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
FBI statistics show that violent crime and property crime have declined nationally since the 1990s. This positive news, however, is tempered by the rapid growth of identity theft. According to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll, 60 million Americans have been the victims of identity theft, a number that increases every year. If your identity is stolen, it can be time-consuming, frustrating ...read more
Categories: 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
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
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company 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
Thursday, July 12, 2018
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit teammates raised $1,159 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the office’s second quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ employees have the option of wearing blue jeans to work, in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter. ...read more
Categories: Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, 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
Friday, June 29, 2018
Kerr Russell attorneysDaniel Schulte, Patrick Haddad, and Katherine Cser arrived bright and early for the “Ask the Experts" panel at Michigan State Medical Society's 7th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting in Dearborn on May 17. Discussing opioid legislation, professional liability insurance, electronic medical records, identifying and preventing workplace harassment, accessibility, patient/physician ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Happy 20th anniversary, Corp! Magazine. Thank you for all you do to keep our business community informed and in the media spotlight. We appreciate you, and Kerr Russell is a proud advertiser. Kudos, Jennifer Kluge, on this amazing accomplishment and on your exceptional team, including William Dunn and J.D. Booth. Corp! hosted a celebratory event on May 16 at Royal Oak's Emagine Theatre. Kerr ...read more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships
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
Darmstadt, June 2018 – PROSTEP AG, one of the leading consulting and software companies in the field of product lifecycle management (PLM), has added new functions for publishing 2D and 3D content on the web to its PDF Generator 3D software, which enables 3D PDF documents to be created automatically. Version 8.0 now allows both the export of 3D data to HTML5 and the automatic generation of BOMs ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
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
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Paula’s Pay it Forward, Paula and Gary Longwell, and Kerr Russell's Angie Lyons-Hincks are featured in the latest Beaumont Health "Blend" e-newsletter. Quote: "Angie and her family are angels ... They really are. They took a painful moment in their lives and turned it into a beautiful, positive way to help others in need.” From the Paula's Pay It Forward Facebook page description: "We would ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community
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
For some, ‘1 million open tech jobs by 2020’ is a looming, overwhelming statistic. For Grand Circus, it’s a challenge they want to be a solution for, and a direct line to fulfil their vision: to close the talent gap for employers. The professional tech training institute with campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids has launched The Academy, a program where employers can try out Grand Circus grads for ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, 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
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Soothsayer Analytics builds Data Science Solutions & Centers of Excellence for companies such as Abercrombie, Ford, Steelcase, and Visteon.  As part of Soothsayer’s mission to democratize innovation in the Midwest, they are now offering innovative Leadership Seminars in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Analytics, and other emerging technologies.  In tandem with prestigious ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
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
MES sets its sights on targeted support of US customers via its local subsidiary, Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.) The Berlin-based software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) has opened a subsidiary in Detroit, MI (USA), effective April 1: Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.). With MES, Inc., MES will offer its US customers a local point of contact for the ...read more
Categories: Community, New Office/Location, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
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
Thursday, April 05, 2018
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit teammates raised $1,588 for Teen HYPE during the office’s first quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ employees have the option of wearing blue jeans to work, in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Teen HYPE’s mission is to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
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
Monday, March 12, 2018
Harness Dickey (www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, was recently named a Top Ten patent firm for the third time in three years by industry news source IPWatchdog. The list, “Top Patent Firms for 2017,” compiles data on the number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2017 in which firms are listed on the front page of the issued ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
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
Monday, February 26, 2018
Harness Dickey (http://www.hdp.com) is pleased to announce that patent attorney Paul Keller has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” class of 2018. The class will be honored at the publication’s annual luncheon and awards celebration on Thursday, April 5, 2018.     “Paul deserves this honor. He is a distinguished lawyer and we are all very happy to have him as a partner,” ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Lansing, Michigan – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, February 14, 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 Glenn Forbis has been named to Managing IP’s shortlist for its “Outstanding Litigator: Michigan” award.  The awards ceremony will take place March 15 in New York City.  Forbis is a Principal in the firm’s Troy, Michigan, headquarters.  A patent ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Troy, Michigan – FACTON, the leader in Enterprise Product Costing (EPC), is starting the new calendar year with great momentum, according to Ruediger Stern, FACTON President North America.   “We are pleased to announce the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted us exclusive use of the FACTON EPC name as our trademark in the U.S.,” said Stern. “We are committed to continuing our growth in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
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 30, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2018 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. ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
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 18, 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 18 of its attorneys have been recognized by Leading Lawyers as 2018 Leading Lawyers in their respected legal practice areas. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Seeing 18 members of our ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
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
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, recently announced as of January, 1, 2018 that patent attorneys Kiyoshi Kozu, Timothy Martin and Steven Wangerow have been named among the firm’s newly elected Principals for 2018.  The three attorneys work in the firm’s Metro Detroit headquarters.  “We are excited to have ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting now acknowledges achievements in the four categories of Full Vehicle, Module, Enabling Technology and The Future of LightweightingTROY, Mich. – Jan. 3, 2018 – The 2018 Enlighten Award, presented jointly by Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is now open for submissions. Fostering innovation for ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Monday, December 11, 2017
Lake Orion, MI, December 11, 2017 – Leoni Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (Leoni EPS), North America's leading automation solution provider in robotic cable management, automation training, and machine vision systems, is pleased to announce its certification as a Platinum Partner System Integrator (PSI) for Cognex in North America. The partnership with Cognex, a leading supplier of ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, December 04, 2017
The Macomb County Chamber welcomed the following businesses to its membership in November 2017:  Raytheon, Beverly HillsBest Version Media-Shelby Neighbors, WashingtonTims Five-Mile, Clinton TownshipEvolution Medical Spa, Shelby TwpPro Quality Flooring, MacombKeller Williams-Lakeside, Shelby TwpBrose Jefferson, Inc., WarrenSummit Plastic Molding, Shelby TwpDex YP, St Clair ShoresAdvia Credit ...read more
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
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
On Nov. 7 at a special event in Detroit, Inforum Michigan released the 2017 Women’s Leadership Report, an in-depth analysis of the status of women at the highest levels of governance and leadership in Michigan’s largest 100 publicly traded companies. The report is a collaborative initiative between Inforum and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. The report, produced by ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 24, 2017 – Coherix, Inc., a global leader in Three-Dimensional (3D) Machine Vision, today announced Dwight Carlson, CEO and Chairman of Coherix, will be speaking at the Integr8™ conference on November 9 in Detroit.   In the panel discussion, Mr. Carlson will be sharing his expertise in 3D vision technology for assembly error proofing in the automotive, semiconductor ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, October 23, 2017
Harness Dickey (http://www.hdp.com) is pleased to announce that patent attorney and litigator Brad Luchsinger has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” class of 2017. According to the publication’s website, attorneys are chosen for displaying “ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers.”    Luchsinger’s practice focuses on ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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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