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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Livonia, MI - In collaboration with Automation Alley, Soothsayer Analytics is launching a new tech series called “SoothSight”. This series will focus on Industry 4.0. More specifically, the focus will be Data Science topics, such as AI, ML, IOT, Big Data, and related technologies. SoothSight knowledge sharing sessions will be conducted on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Automation Alley. Members ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Southfield, MI - Brooks Kushman shareholder Rachel A. Smith will be moderating a panel called How New Guidance Will Affect Practice: A Discussion at the upcoming American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Roadshow at Rice University in Houston, TX . The panel will take place on April 25, 2019, and will focus on updates on the recent Section 101 and 112 guidelines and how they impact ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Dearborn, MI – In 2018, Marco Technologies, LLC acquired three Michigan area business technology providers: Governor Business Solutions, Prime Office Innovations and the Brayden Group. These acquisitions helped expand Marco’s footprint in the region. That growth continues with five additional Technology Advisors joining the team. Currently, interviews are underway for a Network Specialist to join ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Detroit, MI - Davenport University announced today that it has developed a partnership with DTE Energy to offer a Corporate Education Scholarship of $250,000. The scholarship will offset the costs of degree programs for DTE employees through Davenport University.  The Corporate Education Scholarship, an initiative between Davenport University and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, will create ...read more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships, Education
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Southfield, MI – The National Entrepreneurs Association and the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the 2019 Entrepreneurs Forum: Connections, Friday, May 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield.  With the theme “Connections,” the one-day event is designed to train entrepreneurs to successfully grow their businesses through relationship ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Event Announcement
Monday, April 22, 2019
The 24th Annual DCBA International Golf OpenMonday May 20th 2019Meadowbrook Country Club Northville Michigan   The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) and the City of Novi will be co-hosting the 24th Annual DCBA International Golf Open & Banquet on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, Michigan. This event will, in part, celebrate the City of Novi’s 50th ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, April 22, 2019
Southfield, MI – Brooks Kushman attorneys Tiffany Fidler and Michael Turner are presenting a workshop called “Design Drives Detroit” at the upcoming United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  Design Day 2019. Their session will be an open discussion of practical implementations of recent design patent law issues relevant to area industries, ranging from automotive to consumer ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Monday, April 22, 2019
 Detroit, MI —University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will host more than 300 students, their mentors and coaches at CyberPatriot Con from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the McNichols Campus.  The event celebrates the completion of the 11th season of CyberPatriot, a National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Government, Education, General News Article
Friday, April 19, 2019
Organizers have officially announced the 8th annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races for Saturday, June 15 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The event, which promotes and celebrates Lake St. Clair, will attract more than 400 participants and raise funds for the Huron-Clinton Metropark Foundation.“We’ve seen continuous growth over the last seven festivals and we are thrilled by our progress, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Government, General News Article
Friday, April 19, 2019
JVS Human Services released a Request for Proposal with the primary objective of leasing professional office space (7,000-10,000 sq. ft.) to house Oakland County Michigan Works – North Oakland (Clarkston, Waterford Twp., White Lake Charter Twp., or Independence Charter Twp.). This annually renewed lease will begin July 1, 2019 and extend over a five-year period.  All proposals are due ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, April 19, 2019
Troy, Michigan based HR-administration company to be prominently featured on car at four NTT IndyCar Series races  Troy, MI - A bigger name than “Andretti” has never existed in the history of motor sports, and that name will loom larger than ever during the month of May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway commemorates the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s 1969 Indy 500 victory.  Current NTT ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement, New Partnerships
Thursday, April 18, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Labor and Employment Issues are Causing Major Disruption in Mexico's Automotive Supply Chains” https://globalautoindustry.com/labor-and-employment-issues-are-causing-major-disruption-in-mexicos-automotive-supply-chains/ features Raul Rangel.  Mr. Rangel is a corporate attorney, who is licensed to practice law in New York and in Mexico, and works ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Detroit, MI –  Butzel Long attorney Beth S. Gotthelfwill receive an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from her alma mater, Oakland University, during a commencement ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  Gotthelf is Butzel Long’s Director of Innovation and External Relations. She also is an Executive-in-Residence at the Macomb-OU INCubator and serves on the Macomb-OU INCubator Advisory ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Farmington Hills, MI - The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), will host its black-tie fundraising gala on Saturday May 4th at MGM Grand Detroit. The much-anticipated event celebrates the culture, heritage and contributions the Asian communities bring to Southeastern Michigan and the Midwest. Since 2000, the Chamber has worked to foster the belief that the most successful ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Southfield, MI – Brooks Kushman shareholder Michael Brodbine is teaching a course, Drafting Winning Patents Workshop, at the upcoming Patent Resources Group ® (PRG) program in Arlington, VA on April 22-23, 2019. The workshop is the newest course offered by the PRG, a CPA Global Company, and targets recent USPTO Exam passers and those who have less than three years’ experience in drafting patent ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Alex Johnston was a freshman when he started as a clinical volunteer in the emergency department at a Detroit area hospital. After seeing several patients lose their life to heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, the now senior biology major says he grew curious about the events that lead to heart attacks and how to prevent them.    These experiences early in his undergraduate career led to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Livonia, MI – Novastar Solutions announced today that it has expanded its scope of accreditation to accommodate growing demand for test instrument calibrations. Completion of the new ISO/IEC 17025-2017 guidelines assessment, achieving A2LA accreditation, and the acquisition of additional equipment have expanded the capabilities of the Novastar team to include calibrations of: Tri-Bore ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Waterford, MI – Oakland County Michigan Works!, and other Michigan Works! agencies in the region have partnered with the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan to conduct a survey on employee turnover – an issue impacting virtually every employer today.    The survey is specifically targeting companies of all sizes in the manufacturing, construction, health sciences and ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Government
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
If you want to get the latest updates on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and Mobility, you’re going to want to attend IoT Tech Connect on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. And if you’re an Automation Alley member attending the Technology Report news conference right across the street at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, we’re offering you a half-day ticket for only $50 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DETROIT— On Thursday, April 12, University of Detroit Mercy celebrated the dedication of the new Frederick and Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation and Collaboration.   More than 50 people attended the opening of the center, which is housed in the College of Engineering & Science. Those in attendance included members of the President’s Council, the academic leadership team and directors, ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Education, New Partnerships, Government, General News Article
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Leadership Oakland will hold an informational breakfast about its 2019-2020 Cornerstone Program on April 23, 2019, starting at 8:00 a.m. The event will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, located at 811 W. Square Lake Rd. in Troy, and will last until 9:30 a.m. This breakfast is for anyone interested in learning more about the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program. Guests will meet ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, April 12, 2019
Rochester, MI –Hitachi Business Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital America Corp., has provided nearly $100 million to a variety of specialty lenders and U.S. companies seeking working capital solutions over the past six months.  Participation loans to specialty lenders represent a growing portion of Hitachi Business Finance’s portfolio. In the past quarter, the company participated in five ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, April 12, 2019
dSPACE introduces new ADASIS v3 Horizon Reconstructor BlocksetEasy access to highly precise map data in SimulinkHorizon reconstructor from Elektrobit as basis for smooth prototyping and series productionEfficient management of map dataWixom, MI- With the new ADASIS v3 Horizon Reconstructor Blockset, dSPACE expands its range of solutions for the fast and easy development of functions for automated ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event will draw hundreds of tech and manufacturing professionals to Detroit Institute of Arts for Smart Technology Expo, Tech Talks and dive into report’s key findings  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- April 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 12, 2019
Troy, MI — Walsh accounting and taxation students participated in this year’s Taxathon event on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, 2019 to provide free tax preparation services to Detroit residents eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  “The Taxathon is an excellent way for Walsh students to gain practical hands-on experience outside of a class setting while providing a valuable ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Friday, April 12, 2019
Burnout. Substance abuse. Divorce. Suicide.  Stress in law enforcement is real and the driving force behind the first joint Oakland Community College departments of Criminal Justice and Psychology session, “Stress Management for Parole and Probation Agents” on March 29, 2019.   The idea for the session was inspired when Kevin Jones, a training agent for Oakland County’s parole and probation ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Government
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Southfield, MI—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is pleased to announce that shareholder Tim Hilligoss, CPA, has been named Advisor of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) –Detroit chapter. Hilligoss was honored at the fourth annual ACG M&A All Star awards on April 9 at ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, April 11, 2019
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, KATHY CORTEZ, ALSO NAMED AS AN “ABOVE & BEYOND” EMPLOYEE WATERFORD, MI. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, has been named the top Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) in the Americas by one of the most respected publications in the aviation industry. In fact, the score received in the 2019 AIN FBO Survey from Aviation International News gave ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, April 11, 2019
TROY, Mich. — Walsh will present HR Summit 10.0: Talent, Trends & Transformation on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their main location at 3838 Livernois in Troy, MI. Industry leaders from Butzel Long, Dykema, HRPro/BenePro, Walsh and others will discuss topics including common employer liability issues, diversity, how to hire and retain top talent and how marijuana legalization ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Plano, TX - PROLIM, a global leader in PLM, IT, IOT Consulting Services, today announced that it has met all the requirements to achieve Select Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Achieving Select Consulting Partner status recognizes PROLIM’s ability to help companies deliver fast, secure data across the enterprise, move enterprise CAD, PLM ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Chicago, IL – United Airlines’ new ground equipment maintenance (GEM) facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was featured on AviationPros.com. Construction of the 112,000 SF GEM facility was recently completed and marks a critical milestone in the O’Hare Modernization Program, a long-term reconfiguration of the airport aimed at reducing flight delays and increasing capacity to better ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Troy, MI – The Michigan office of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) announces a new service available for entrepreneurial and growing Michigan-based entities: the MMA Enterprise Group.  MMA’s new Michigan-based Enterprise Group is a strategic solution for organizations with more than 50 employees. Under ACA, organizations of this size are required to offer health care benefits. Along with ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Aaron J. Beresh and David J. Goswami have joined the firm. Both will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.Aaron J. Beresh concentrates his practice on providing practical and effective legal advice to a variety of health care providers and suppliers in connection with a broad range of healthcare ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Troy, MI — Walsh is offering a free four-week basic accounting course on April 13 and 27 and May 4 and 11 from 1-4 p.m. at their location at 3838 Livernois in Troy. The Strunk Accounting Fundamentals courses are taught by Walsh accounting faculty and are open to the community. Topics include transaction analysis, debits and credits, trial balance, adjusting entries, financial statements and error ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Sterling Heights, MI - SERAPID, Inc., world leader in solutions for the safe handling of very heavy loads, will be exhibiting at the upcoming AeroDef Manufacturing® exposition held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, April 30- May 1, 2019.AeroDef Manufacturing® is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced ...read more
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is increasing capacity to meet the soaring demand from its defense customers for aluminum, stainless and carbon steel precision castings. The company is growing its workforce by more than 30 percent and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift at its 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in southeast Michigan. An exhibitor at the  Michigan ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Southfield, MI– Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Frank Angileri as Michigan’s Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year. This award is based on rigorous and impartial research completed through interviews with local firms and corporations. 2019 marks the fourth year Angileri received the award, being named Michigan’s Outstanding Litigator of ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “How Trump Trade Actions are Disrupting the US Auto Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/how-trump-trade-actions-are-disrupting-the-us-auto-industry/ features Adams Lee, an Attorney with Harris Bricken.  Lee is a skilled international lawyer with more than twenty years experience providing strategic advice and legal guidance on complex ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Information sessions to be held April 29 - May 2Macomb Community College is hosting information sessions on two automotive programs designed to introduce students to the advanced technology that is required for working in the automotive production and development industry.Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA,) the automotive manufacturing program (AMP) offers students an opportunity to earn ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Monday, April 08, 2019
Ann Arbor and Farmington Hills, MI – Stout Systems Development, recognized as one of the top Custom Software Development Firms of 2019, is pleased to announce its upcoming seminars on task estimating targeted to help developers improve their software estimation skills.  This seminar debuted at CodeMash 2019 to a full house of attendees on the last day of the conference and garnered much praise and ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, April 08, 2019
Date: April 25th, 2019 Time: 9:00AM – 8:30PM  Place: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Dr. Detroit, MI, 48243)The U.S.-Korea Business Partnership Conference is designed to strengthen the economic relationship between the U.S. and South Korea, and to promote a collaboration across the industry verticals. Program·         Korean Automotive Supplier Event & B2B ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Monday, April 08, 2019
Southfield, MI– The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded a two-year grant of $350,000 to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) for the support of the Centrepolis Accelerator that will expedite the growth of small manufactures and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan.  “We are so grateful for the NEI’s partnership with LTU and their shared commitment to help strengthen the ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, April 08, 2019
Detroit, MI  —University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has instituted a realignment in domestic tuition for engineering programs. This change is effective starting with the summer 2019 term, which begins May 7.     Graduate engineering tuition for domestic students is reduced from $1,607 to $804 a credit hour for online, stackable certificate and traditional master’s degree ...read more
Categories: Education, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, General News Article
Friday, April 05, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Application of U.S. Federal Intellectual Property Laws to Foreign Businesses and Activities” https://globalautoindustry.com/application-of-u-s-federal-intellectual-property-laws-to-foreign-businesses-and-activities/ features Lawrence M. Hadley.  Mr. Hadley is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in high-stakes intellectual property matters, ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, April 05, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announced that shareholder Sarah Russell, CPA, will be a presenter at the 2019 Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference.  Now in its 25th year, the conference takes place April 30–May 3 in Asheville, N.C. ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, April 04, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, MI –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that attorney David Berry has been honored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate recognizing his work to support independent inventors and small businesses. Berry has provided 50 hours of services to financially under-resourced entrepreneurs in Michigan and in doing so has made substantial ...read more
Categories: Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Macomb County has announced a professional job fair for Friday, April 12 for individuals working in the engineering, design, IT/cybersecurity, procurement and project management fields. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sterling Banquet and Conference Center (34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights). It will feature more than 25 companies and organizations that are actively hiring, ...read more
Categories: Community, Government, General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Attorney and Shareholder, Butzel Long, has been elected to a one-year term as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Athletic Club, one of the finest private clubs in the country. Most recently, Gallinger served as First Vice-President and an Officer of the DAC Board of Directors. As a member of the DAC Board of Directors over ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Sterling Heights, MI -- Sterling Insurance Group - one of the top full-service insurance brokerages in the country - is proud to present: Mapping out Wellness: Keeping employees healthy and the c-suite happy You’re invited to join us on April 23rd! ABOUT Sterling Insurance Group is proud to present Mapping out Wellness: Keeping employees healthy and the c-suite happy You’re cordially invited ...read more
Categories: Community, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Anna Robinson is speaking to students at the College for Creative Studies on Thursday, April 4, 2019 about legal issues for artists at the invitation of Creative Many, a statewide organization that works to develop and connect creative people, creative places and the creative economy. Robinson’s workshop will focus on the different types of ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Age of “Automobility” How Driverless Vehicles Will Reshape Our World” a Global Perspective https://globalautoindustry.com/the-age-of-automobility-how-driverless-vehicles-will-reshape-our-world/ features Lawrence D. Burns.  Larry is the former Corporate VP, Research & Development at General Motors, author of the book “Autonomy: The Quest to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
ROYAL OAK, MI– Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Eric S. Esshaki and Timothy D. Lee have joined the firm. They will both practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.Eric S. Esshaki concentrates his practice in all aspects of litigation including securities litigation, white collar and regulatory defense, employment, investigations, and shareholder disputes. He ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mi — Online Tech, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud services for enterprise and channel partners, is pleased to announce it has partnered with KochaSoft, a Quebec-based IT service provider, to provide an unmanaged cloud solution on behalf of an American multinational technology giant. The company specializes in Internet-related services and products, including online ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, April 01, 2019
A partnership between Troy Chamber member restaurants and Troy School District (TSD), “Step Up to the Plate,” is slated for Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3.  During these dates, participating restaurants will offer diners 20% OFF their food purchases if they bring in a “Step Up to the Plate” promotional piece (i.e. school flyer, ad, email or other communication about the program). Discount ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement
Friday, March 29, 2019
NTS Detroit would like to say, “THANK YOU” to our customers, neighbors, and friends. Come and say “hello” and tour our state-of-the-art, 42,000-square-foot facility. Event: VIP OPEN HOUSE & LAB TOURDay: Thursday, April 4thTime: 11:30AM – 5:30PMPlace: 12601 Southfield Road            Building J Detroit, MI 48223Perks: Food, drinks, giveaways, and a Grand Prize raffle!Hope to see you ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, March 29, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that shareholder Erica D. Klein has been recognized by BTI Consulting as a 2019 Client Service All-Star. This award is given to only 335 attorneys in the United States.  The only way to be nominated is for corporate counsel to single out an attorney for client service exceeding all others. Client Service All-Star results are based on over ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that seven attorneys in the Ann Arbor office have been named to the 2019 Michigan Leading Lawyers list.  They include the following along with their category distinction:   Lawrence G. Almeda - Intellectual Property Law, Patent LawJon H. Beaupré - ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, March 28, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Dickinson Wright joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Billhighway is pleased to formally introduce the company’s innovative Fraternal Solutions Team.     The Fraternal Solutions Team evolved from the company’s former Client Relations Team, as a result of feedback from their most recent client feedback survey. The reorganization comes with adjustments in workflows and team management, allowing Billhighway to better serve their clients. Michael ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, March 28, 2019
30% of organizations have increased their efforts to recruit new college graduates in 2019.   Livonia, Michigan- The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey today. The annual survey provides a comprehensive look at the current state ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Geaneen M. Arends has been named to serve on the Advisory Board for the Detroit Board Leadership Program (DBLP).  The DBLP was formed by the Detroit Regional Chamber in partnership with Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University and aims to connect business leaders, who have the right mix of skills and a desire to help ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is pleased to announce it has been included on the list of Top Firms in the Great Lakes Region by the accounting profession’s leading trade publication, Accounting Today. The list was released as part of Accounting Today’s annual listing ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Livonia, Mich- The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has added four new members to their Board of Directors for 2019.  One member resigned.  New Board MembersElliott Forsyth, Vice President, Business Operations, Michigan Manufacturing Technology CenterLaura A. Jones, HR Director, Global Cadillac, General MotorsRon Moran, Vice ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ransomware Attack Led Customer to Leverage Data Recovery as a Service to Minimize Downtime and Protect Company Data  Ann Arbor, Mich. Online Tech, a leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud services, has announced that it is providing more comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for a national equipment distributor to help the company protect its data and keep its systems running ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has been ranked 23rd on Harrity’s list of Top Patent Firms of 2018. The Harrity Analytics Team based the rankings on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2018 where the patent firms were listed on the front of the utility patents. Firms were only included on the list if they obtained at least 50 utility patents. ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Tata Technologies, a leading global engineering services provider, is expanding its existing Engineering, Research and Development capabilities with the launch of AXIA, a Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) Center of Excellence in Novi, MI. The 3,000-square-foot lab will provide Tata Technologies’ clients with end-to-end product development capabilities including: product and frugal ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Community, New Office/Location
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
DETROIT — University of Detroit Mercy student Sarah Hein was the first deaf graduate from the College of Health Profession’s McAuley School of Nursing, but she’s determined to make sure she is not the last.   “Honestly, I didn't know I was the first,” Hein said. “But it means a lot that I have paved the way for others to pursue this field at Detroit Mercy. I love mentoring young deaf nurses. I ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
TROY, Mich., March 26, 2019 — Walsh will welcome four business leaders for a panel discussion about corporate social responsibility (CSR) on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at their main location at 3838 Livernois in Troy, MI. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary buffet lunch. Advanced registration is required. Panelists include: David Girodat, ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
CLEVELAND (March 26, 2019) – Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon will discuss Say Yes to Education and other key issues facing today’s schools during the first of McDonald Hopkins LLC’s Leaders in Education Lunch Series at noon on April 2.   The Leaders in Education event, the first in a series of four lunches to be hosted by McDonald Hopkins through December, will be held at ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Are you a talented amateur developer? Are you passionate about writing code? Do you create your own apps or gaming systems? If so, prepare your best analytic skills because Spud Software is hosting the first Spud Coder Challenge, a competitive software coding competition on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at 9478 S. Saginaw Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.The Spud Coder Challenge is ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 25, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Mark Lezotte, a leading southeast Michigan health care attorney with Butzel Long, will receive the 2019 United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) National Chair’s Award on March 25, 2019 during the nonprofit’s national conference in Chicago.  The Award is bestowed upon a person who has been particularly and uniquely supportive to the Chair of United Cerebral Palsy in providing volunteer ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 25, 2019
Dearborn, MI – An article by Ghafari Senior Project Manager Brett English – who specializes in leading significant packaging programs for some of the automotive industry’s top manufacturers – recently appeared on GlobalAutoIndustry.com. In “Insights into Reducing Heavy Product Packaging and International Logistics Costs”, Brett describes how product- and process-specific packaging design can yield ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 25, 2019
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that thirteen of its attorneys were recently named in the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Below is the full list of attorneys who received the 2019 designation, along with their respective category honors:Mike Brennan – Patent Law, Copyright & Trademark Law and Intellectual Property LawChris Brock – Patent Law, Copyright & Trademark Law and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, March 11, 2019
Defense companies eye region’s engineering talent, technical acumen and industrial capability for potential $42 billion project to replace aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leading global defense companies Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are hosting a supplier day on March 14 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. as they seek new Southeast Michigan partnerships and potential suppliers to meet the U.S. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lübeck- Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components. Multiple metal 3D printed functional components from Bugatti have been previously featured in the press, and all were ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, March 01, 2019
New Orleans, LA,   February, 2019 –  PROSTEP, the leading PLM integration and PLM Migration specialist in the area of product data integration, today announces their platinum sponsorship at this year’s COExperience in New Orleans, LA Feb. 24-27.     PROSTEP will be hosting a panel discussion entitled: Moving Towards the Digital Thread - From Migration to Integration.  Additionally PROSTEP will ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2019 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication, which includes both law firms and practitioners, identifies the world’s leading experts in trademark law from 70 global jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. Harness Dickey is ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, February 11, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466   TROY, Mich.--- Feb. 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, February 01, 2019
Chicago, IL – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the completion of American Airlines’ Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world. The new facility was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ghafari team members, and over 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, February 01, 2019
Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit raised $1,750 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their fourth quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ teammates have the option of wearing blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This new processor board provides cost-effective, high-performance computing plus support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack® mPCIe mezzanine modules.Wixom, MI – Acromag, Inc. introduces the AcroExpress® VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer. The VPX6860 series features the 6th Generation Skylake Intel Xeon E3-1505M processor and CM236 PCH chipset for wide-ranging I/O ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 25, 2019
Program seeking interested manufacturers to serve as host sites  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 25, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is rolling out a new program that will provide university students ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 11, 2019
Dearborn, MI – Ghafari Associates is proud to announce that we received the following rankings in Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2019 Book of Lists”, a compilation of the business newspaper’s popular lists published throughout the year:·         #2 – Largest Architectural Firms·         #3 – Largest Engineering Companies·         #99 – Private 200 (Southeast Michigan’s largest privately-held ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, January 07, 2019
GONGOS APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER Decision Intelligence Company Announces Key Roles Alongside Growth ROYAL OAK, MI – January 7, 2019 – Gongos, Inc. names Debie Pomorski Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Cheryl Halverson Chief People Officer (CPO), as announced today by president & CEO Camille Nicita. Both women operated in key roles in 2018—a year in which the company ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Milestone
Friday, January 04, 2019
2019 milestone year to bring additional member perks and new programming to sharpen Industry 4.0 focus; business-generating trade missions continueMedia Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 7, 2019 --- 2019 marks Automation Alley’s 20th anniversary as a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Dearborn, MI – In this rapid-fire Q+A, Ki discusses a wide array of topics ranging from the firm’s approach to business development and how Ghafari promotes an inclusive culture to succession planning and personal career highlights.  “My career has never been static,” she says. “I enjoy what I do and bring that enthusiasm to the table on a regular basis. I love seeing the energy around new ideas ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, November 19, 2018
Dearborn, MI –For the fifth consecutive year, Ghafari was recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Detroit Free Press. The annual awards program is based on the belief that “the most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in”. As such, “Top Workplaces” are evaluated solely on the basis of employee feedback – Ghafari team members completed an anonymous 24-question survey focused on ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, November 16, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that Matt Cutler a Principal in the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri office, recently received the 2018 “Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award” presented by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. This year’s award recognizes the hard work that Cutler and his Notre Dame classmate Randy Soriano are doing to serve wounded military service members and the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, October 29, 2018
Plus, MEDC Smart Technology Expo  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. --- October 29, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce additional details about its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference taking place in Detroit on ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Digital engineering in Linear Motion Technology: Rexroth is expanding its range of eTools Engineering tools and configurators guide the user purposefully through the digital selection process and sustainably reduce the time-to-market With its extensive range of eTools, Bosch Rexroth makes engineering and ordering processes for Linear Motion Technology easier and more convenient. Thanks to Bosch ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, October 15, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently published its annual list of the “Top 100 Green-Buildings Design Firms”, which included Ghafari at #97. Companies were ranked by “green revenue” generated in 2017, which ENR defines as design revenue from projects registered with and actively seeking certification from third-party ratings groups under objective sustainable-design standards.At ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Barron Industries is participating in the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition being held October 8-10 in Washington, DC. Barron produces components for the Stryker A1 30mm, the latest upgrade to the Stryker family of vehicles, which is being displayed at the exposition. A supplier to General Dynamics Land Systems for more than 30 years, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, October 04, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has developed a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing and Culture & ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 24, 2018
The firm’s interactive consulting and team management approach allowed for timely decisions regarding the facility’s spatial, operational, and environmental dynamics.  Dearborn, MI - Plastics industry leader INCOE Corporation USA announced a successful move into their new 138,000 SF global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The $20+ million state-of-the-art facility was designed to improve ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 20, 2018
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., September 20, 2018 - Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced today that 16 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Managing Member Curt Mann made the announcement.   The Super Lawyers ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 20, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce strong sponsorship support of its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference, taking place in Detroit on Wednesday, November 14. The conference is focused on the eight core technologies of Industry 4.0: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The following Berry Moorman attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list:Donald F. Carney Jr. – Estate and Trust LitigationSheryl A. Laughren – Employment and LaborJohn J. Schrot Jr. – Family LawHarvey B. Wallace II – Estate Planning and ProbateSuper Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The XMC730 provides flexible, high-density I/O with high-performance DMA to solve a variety of SWaP-challenges.Wixom, MI - Acromag expands their general purpose I/O offering with an XMC version of their very popular PMC730 multi-function I/O module. The XMC730 performs analog input, analog output, digital I/O and counter/timer functions. Three models provide front 68-pin SCSI-2 I/O connection or ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 10, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 10, 2018---In a nod to the organization’s growing influence in Industry 4.0, Automation Alley’s Executive Director and CEO, Tom Kelly, has been tapped by the World Economic Forum to moderate its Community Dinner event on Wednesday, September 19, in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. The event is part of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, September 10, 2018
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that five attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2018 list of Michigan Super Lawyers, while one is named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.    The lawyers include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2018Michael BrennanLisabeth CoakleyGlenn ForbisPaul Keller Robert Lenihan Michigan ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taking an operations-focused approach, Ghafari team members are helping clients elevate their performance and efficiency.  Dearborn, MI – Bill Herrmann, Vice President of Ghafari Productivity Solutions group shares how the firm partner with their clients to help them operate more efficiently. “At a high level, we’re focused on generating value for our clients by developing and implementing lean ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s industrial engineering team recently produced a simulation for a food processing client using FlexSim’s discrete event simulation software. Facing a compressed schedule, we were able to quickly illustrate and evaluate the planned sortation line process for the client’s warehouse and gather valuable throughput and utilization data. Using FlexSim, we stress-tested our ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, August 20, 2018
Ted Oberlies Discusses the Importance of Strengthened Investments in Technology for Worker Productivity Senior Vice President of Ghafari’s Aviation Group, Ted Oberlies, was quoted in an article about improvements in U.S. worker productivity that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Titled “U.S. Worker Productivity Improves at Best Pace in Three Years”, the article cites strengthened investments in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2019 by Best Lawyers®. The awards, presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, are presented to the following attorneys:   Gerald T. Welch: 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas/Fort Worth, TexasGlenn E. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, August 10, 2018
Anastasios Douvikas, Ghafari’s director of ICT + Security spoke with the firm’s editorial team to discuss some of today’s biggest security concerns at airports and beyond. Douvikas has more than 15 years of experience, specializing in information technology, data center infrastructure, structured cabling, AV distribution, LAN architecture, BMS networks, fire alarm and mass notification systems, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, Government
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- August 8, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the appointment of several new members to its board of directors. Board members serve as the nonprofit association’s governing body and provide oversight vital to the development of programs, services, events and committees. The new members are:   Charles Conlen, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Dearborn, MI – Recognized among ENR’s top 20 global airport designers, Ghafari uses rigorous methodologies to streamline the aviation industry’s toughest projects. The firm’s aviation experience spans the entire spectrum of airport facilities, from passenger terminals and aircraft maintenance hangars, to cargo centers and mission-critical facilities. Watch Ghafari Senior Vice President, Ted ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Leading industry publication Engineering News-Record recently published its “Top 500 Sourcebook” for 2018, an annual report that analyzes market trends and ranks the largest U.S.-based architecture and engineering firms across different sectors and project types.This year, Ghafari achieved the following rankings:#108 // Top 500 Design Firms#1 // Automotive Plants (our 12th ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Helena Leurent to bring global perspective to Integr8’s focus on smart factory innovation    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301     TROY, Mich.---July 24, 2018--- Helena Leurent, head of future of production with the World Economic Forum, is headed to Detroit, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, July 20, 2018
Global Architecture + Engineering Firm to Design $1.6 Billion Greenfield Project for Joint Venture  Dearborn, MI - Global award-winning firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture and engineering services for a new automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) in Huntsville, Alabama. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that thirteen of its intellectual property attorneys were recently honored in the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Harness Dickey alumnus Greg Stobbs was also named to the list. The categories for which Harness Dickey attorneys were selected ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, July 16, 2018
International event will feature educators who use custom vehicles to bringSTEM education to communities  DETROIT—Local specialty vehicle manufacturer Triune Specialty Trailers will co-host this year’s Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference (MLCC) in partnership with the MdBio Foundation, an education non-profit based in Maryland. The conference will be held on Wayne State University’s downtown ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Friday, July 13, 2018
Oxford, MI -  Barron Industries is part of the Farnborough International Airshow Trade mission sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Barron, an Oakland County based manufacturer of precision machined investment castings, is a first-time exhibitor at  the biennial airshow southwest of London, England  starting Monday, July 16.Barron Industries will be part of the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Friday, July 06, 2018
The one-million-square-foot facility will be the largest thin-film solar module facility in the United States  Dearborn, MI - Global architecture, engineering, and process design firm Ghafari Associates is set to design the new First Solar module manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio. The one-million-square-foot facility will sit on a greenfield site and once complete will be the largest ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Event expected to draw 750 attendees to Detroit; early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities available at integr8conference.com    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich.---June 27, 2018---Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Facility enhancements designed around patient comfort and accessibility with new spa-influenced theme   Dearborn, MI - Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – is pleased to announce Scott McInerney - Commercial Producer & Certified Risk Architect – has earned his CIC credit.Congratulations to Scott McInerney! Recently, Scott earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. There are 5 segments that are required to pass, which include 2 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Corporate Eagle, a provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs, based at Oakland County International airport, announced that Vice President of Maintenance Operations George Terry has received the General Aviation Service Technician Award from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Corporate Eagle President and CEO Rick Nini made the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, June 18, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was pleased to support the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Spring Soiree. The event brought in a record-breaking amount of donations this year, raising almost $70,000 for the Association. "Having lost both my Father and Grandmother to this horrible disease, this ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Monday, June 18, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466  TROY, Mich.--- June 18, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announced today that the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Company Milestone
Friday, June 15, 2018
Yousif B. Ghafari Profiled in American Dreams Special Report  Dearborn, MI – June 15, 2018 - Yousif B. Ghafari, Chairman and Founder of Ghafari Associates, was profiled in a Crain’s Detroit Business special report called “American Dreams”. The report features ten entrepreneurs that represent a cross-section of countries, industries, and stories and have all made a positive impact on their ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 11, 2018
Registration now open for Sept. 17 boot camp  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466    TROY, Mich.--- June 11, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has partnered with Cleary University to offer a 35-hour, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, June 08, 2018
Global firm is recognized for work at O’Hare International Airport valued at $162 million  Chicago, IL – June 1, 2018 – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates was ranked among the top 10 architectural firms of the past year by The Real DealChicago, coming in at #7. Ghafari made this list for its extensive work at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is collectively ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – along with Auto Owners Insurance was a sponsor of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Southeast Michigan (ABC SEMI) Annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. It was a night to put on your best attire and enjoy good friends and food while recognizing the best that the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, June 04, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – has published their summer edition of their bi-annually published Risk & Business magazine.The magazine features articles written by each of the agency’s commercial insurance and employee benefit producers, as well as the firm’s two principals.  Article topics were hand-selected to cover hop ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Strategically redistributing rainwater for efficiency and cost savings An article written by Gary Winslow, Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, appeared in Industrial Maintenance + Plant Operation. Titled “How a GM Plant Turned Raindrops into Dollars”, the article discusses how General Motors, working with Ghafari engineers, implemented a solution at one of their Detroit-area plants that ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Troy, Mich., May 22, 2018 --- The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded Automation Alley a year-long grant to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses embrace Industry 4.0, the smart factory revolution characterized by the convergence of digital and physical technologies. The grant aligns with Automation Alley's existing Industry 4.0 programs for startups, manufactures and defense ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Assessment – Key Activities for Risk Mitigation  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Andy Cannon, Director of Business Consulting, and Bill Salatino, Director of Manufacturing Consulting, are co-presenting at a professional development / knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Industrial Asset Management Council’s (IAMC) Kohler chapter.  In their presentation – titled “Due Diligence and Asset Assessment – ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Acromag’s software-programmable microBlox signal conditioning modules can now be used to split or duplicate RTD, thermocouple, two-wire transmitter, and other input signals into multiple process control outputs. Wixom, MI: Acromag’s new uBSP signal splitter/duplicator acts as a carrier for their microBlox line of plug-in signal conditioning modules to drive two scalable 4-20mA or 0-10V control ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global engineering and architecture firm continues to rank among the best in the industry  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) “Top 500 Design Firms” for the 28th consecutive year. The leading voice on the engineering, architecture, and construction industry, ENR surveys firms in key markets and ranks them based on annual revenue. The “Top 500 Design Firms” lists ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Will politics make U.S. manufacturing great?Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Process Engineering Group President, Larry Denton was recently featured in an article by Engineering News-Record. Titled “Will Politics Make U.S. Manufacturing Great?”, the article discusses the anticipated impact of political efforts to alter trade and tax policies on manufacturers’ willingness to increase their investment in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Harness Dickey (www.hdp.com) is pleased to share that Metro Detroit patent attorney Tyson Benson will lead an online webinar presentation offering a practical overview of the revised Bayh-Dole regulations affecting universities and tech transfer offices. The webinar will take place Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 PM EST.   This complimentary, hour long webinar will cover a number of regulation updates ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, May 04, 2018
The Combined Resources Strengthen the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Design Strategic DirectionDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates, Engineering News-Record Midwest’s “2017 Design Firm of the Year”, is proud to announce that it has acquired Concept Design Group, an award-winning architectural and interior design firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The acquisition will expand Ghafari’s Western ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article, New Partnerships
Monday, April 30, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466TROY, Mich., April 30, 2018 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution), today at its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez speaks to ENR  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez were both quoted in a recent Engineering News-Record article about how manufacturing sector clients are seeking highly flexible facilities that enable greater process efficiencies and collaboration among ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 16, 2018
Scott Adams Discuss Ways to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIMDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates Director of Virtual Design + Construction was featured in an article by USGlass News Network highlighting key points from a recent webinar hosted by Engineering News-Recording.In this webinar, called “Leveraging BIM and Virtual Reality for Project Efficiencies”, Adams discussed some of the ways ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 05, 2018
CEO and President Lon Offenbacher Honored with Executive Leadership Award  Annual MSED Award Honors Inteva Growth in Global Footprint and Customer Base  TROY, Mich., April 5, 2018 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that its CEO and President Lon Offenbacher received the 2017 Executive Leadership Award from ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(DEARBORN, Mich.) — The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, October 20, 2017
    Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced that Kylie Bergmann has been named a 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Kylie has been a key player at Dawda Mann for over four years,” said ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, October 06, 2017
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe – Automation Alley 248-457-3301 Kathleen Achtenberg – MEDC 517-335-4590  Michigan companies travel to Mexico to expand export opportunities, create jobsNew STEP export assistance funds available for Michigan’s small businesses   Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies are traveling to Mexico to meet with prospective partners, distributors and end customers ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The DEP CAE Engineering Conclave 2017, which took place on September8, 2017, at the Westin, Southfield in Detroit, USA brought together 300+ CAD and CAE users and decision makers to discuss trends and news on simulation and development topics. The event focused on advanced CAE technologies for lightweighting, optimization, morphing, automated meshing, fast modeling, and process ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Q1 of 2017 marked the launch of a new initiative at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, focused on helping Southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and technology companies better prepare for Industry 4.0, or the smart manufacturing technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.  The initiative kicked off in February with the debut of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article

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