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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
TROY, MI —Troy Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy vibrant savory seasonal menus crafted just for Troy Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 18 through Friday, August 23. The week-long event features 22 fine dining and family restaurants throughout Troy. Most menus include 3 courses and range from $15 to $45 for lunch and dinner. You can make reservations and view menus on troyrestaurantweek.com. Not all ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Join New Horizons 2019 Annual Dan Knott Legacy Golf Tournament Friday, September 13th for “One day of golf, providing many opportunities for life!” Sponsored by FCA Foundation. Event Highlights Include: Four-person scramble, $10,000 cash hole-in-one, Closest to the pin, 50/50 raffle, Lots of door prizes, 18 holes of golf, Cart and range balls, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, and Trophy for top 3 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Paderborn/Karlsruhe, July 16, 2019: dSPACE, the leading provider of solutions for the development of networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired the start-up company understand.ai. Under the umbrella of the dSPACE group companies, understand.ai will invest in the core tasks of  artificial intelligence (AI) applications and cloud-based tools and further develop its ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers 2019 High Net Worth (HNW) Guide has named the firm’s Private Wealth Law practices in Arizona and Kentucky as “Top Ranked” practices. Five Dickinson Wright attorneys are listed as “Leaders in their Fields”.   London-based Chambers & Partners, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, conducts research into the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SOUTHFIELD— One of the lesser-known perks of attending Lawrence Technological University in Southfield is a free bus line called Tech Transit. And the service, which recently completed its seventh academic year, has set another ridership record. Tech Transit provided service to 15,260 riders in the 2018-19 academic year, according to Eric Green, Tech Transit coordinator at LTU. That’s up 9 ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
New AcroPack® Mini PCIe-based serial I/O modules provide four independently isolated RS232 ports to protect signals from noise and transient voltage spikes in defense and industrial applications. Wixom, MI – June 19, 2019 - Acromag continues to expand their offering of AcroPack rugged I/O modules based on the PCI Express mini card (mPCIe) standard with a new isolated RS232 communication module. ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with St. Clair County Community College.  The new agreement helps transition qualified students from St. Clair County Community College to OU in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – all majors. It benefits ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Livonia, Mich. ---July 16, 2019 --- The  American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will update attendees on the latest employment law trends and regulations at its annual Employment Law Conference to be held Thursday, August 15, at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. “The legal landscape for employers is ever changing,” ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Leadership Oakland has selected Thomas Sommer to serve as the organization’s new executive director. “Leadership development is critical to the success of the region. Leadership Oakland has a reputation for attracting talented and passionate people. I’m honored to serve as the new executive director and look forward to helping the program become even more meaningful and impactful,” Sommer ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Comau is proud to be recognized as a Silver-Level Status Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Comau is MVAA’s 25th employer to be awarded silver status; less than 8% of MVAA’s program participants are recognized at this level. MVAA acknowledges companies that are committed to hiring and training military veterans and spouses by formally recognizing ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Company Milestone
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
We welcome two full member firms to the global accountancy network UHY, extending our coverage within the Middle East region: United For Auditing, Tax, Advisory & Financial Services, and in Alexandria, Waled Mounir and Muhammad Arafa. The firms are in the process of adopting the UHY branding and will soon be known as UHY United For Auditing, Tax, Advisory & Financial Services and UHY Waled Mounir ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Office/Location
Monday, July 15, 2019
AUBURN HILLS, MI, July 15, 2019 – Reliance One, Inc. announced the availability of their second suit open for rent this October. Suite Two is directly adjacent to Reliance One headquarters and is situated near many automotive suppliers in Auburn Hills area.   The property, which is located at 1700 Harmon Road, is 5,800 sq. ft. and offers a private entrance. Other amenities the suit offers ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, July 15, 2019
Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology to receive $125,000 for educational outreach in autonomous technologiesMacomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) will receive $25,000 annually for five years to support youth STEM camps focused on connected and automated vehicle technology, as well as a professional development workshop for ...read more
Categories: Education, Government, New Partnerships
Friday, July 12, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century: A Global Perspective (2019)” features Bruce M. Belzowski, Managing Director, Automotive Futures Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA).  https://globalautoindustry.com/powertrain-strategies-for-the-21st-century-a-global-perspective-2019/    In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Belzowski discusses and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 12, 2019
Livonia, Mich.  July 12, 2019 --- American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2019 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey. The annual survey, covering Michigan employers, examines the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of employer-sponsored health plans as well as wellness benefits and cost control strategies. Highlights of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 12, 2019
Lowry Solutions are pleased to unveil the latest iteration of their SaaS product now being widely deployed in industry as part of many companies Industry 4.0 adoption process. To celebrate this newly launched Blockchain Product, Sonaria, we are featuring a showcase as part of a Blockchain in Transport meet being held at the Lowry Facility in Brighton MI on July 24th from 5pm. Informative ...read more
Categories: Education, Company Milestone, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Owned and operated by myTEAM TRIUMPH’s (MTT) West Michigan Chapter, the Tri del Sol triathlon event will be held on July 21, 2019. The Foster Swift law firm will be the presenting sponsor for the third year. Located on the western shores of Barlow Lake, just south of Grand Rapids, the Tri del Sol triathlon will once again be held at the YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin; utilizing the ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, General News Article
Thursday, July 11, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 11, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the launch of its redesigned and upgraded corporate website. The roll-out of the rebuilt website coincides with the Firm’s 150th anniversary celebration this year. The new website features a custom-tailored site structure, visually enhanced/clean layout, streamlined content, improved user navigation experience, and updated ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI – Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, is excited to announce its 2019 leadership team, which includes a record number of women. The firm’s 2019 leadership roster includes two female Executive Committee members and female leaders for three of the firm’s seven practice groups. Women also chair the Political Action Committee and the Associate Attorney Committee. Overall, women comprise ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with Macomb Community College.  The new agreement helps transition qualified students from Macomb Community College to OU in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development. The agreement benefits students by ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships, Community
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
TROY, Mich., July 10, 2019 — Walsh will host Admissions Day for prospective students on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at all locations including Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Port Huron and Farmington Hills. Prospective students can have transcripts evaluated by a Walsh academic advisor, learn about Walsh’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in business and technology and receive an ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Event to benefit an estimated 2,100 high school studentsMacomb County will once again host a coordinated event to coincide with national Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 4.  The event provides an opportunity for high school students to visit area advanced manufacturing facilities to see the industry in action and meet people who make things.Since 2014, more than 10,000 students have ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Government, Education
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
DETROIT—It was a memorable night for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture at the recent AIA Michigan Honor Awards.   Former School of Architecture Dean Will Wittig earned the AIA Michigan President’s Award. Wittig recently stepped down as after serving as dean for eight years.   “It is truly a privilege to serve the profession through my role as an educator, which gives me ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Government, Education, Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Effective July 1, Leadership Oakland is operating with a new slate of officers and directors.  Five members of the board vacated their positions due to term limits and other provisions outlined in the organizational by-laws. The following individuals were recognized and thanked for their service at the Leadership Oakland Annual Meeting.Outgoing Board President, Jim Piper, Ralco Industries  Kitty ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Grand Rapids, Mich.– Divorce is often the first thing that comes to mind when family law is referenced. However it is one of a number of areas that encompass this law practice. To provide an informative perspective to those with similar legal needs, Foster Swift’s family law practice is launching a new blog entitled, Your Family Law Advocate.   Family law is an area where irreversible decisions ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
TROY, Mich., July 9, 2019—Dave Schippers, Sc.D., CISSP, Chair and Assistant Professor of Walsh’s IT/Decision Sciences Department will present at The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Global Banking Conference in New York City on July 12, 2019. Dr. Schippers will speak about the critical nature of consistent and persistent defense measures in cybersecurity as part of a panel ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Southfield, Michigan-based Beaumont Health and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a strategic partnership. The arrangement would strengthen both organizations' cost-effective approaches to partnering with communities in new ways to improve quality of care and overall health. The Letter of Intent signals the beginning of the process to draft definitive ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, July 08, 2019
The DCBA Venture Club Golf Outing and Banquet, co-hosted by Jason Luo and Frank Yang of the Detroit Chinese Business Association Advisory Board, will be held at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club (BHCC), 350 West Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills on August 12, 2019. Registration begins at 11:00 am. The very limited $350 level lunch, 18-hole golf, in addition to a Venture Club wine reception and ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, July 08, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich. --- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announced that Michael N. Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, has been named to the 2019 IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. The annual guide to globally recognized creators of IP value is published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. It is ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
A new 25-year affiliation agreement between the Central Michigan University College of Medicine and Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw will strengthen their collective support of medical student education and research.   Through the agreement, CMU medical students will continue to complete clinical rotations at Covenant facilities under the supervision of physicians who serve as CMU faculty members. ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
TROY, Mich., July 2, 2019— Lon Otremba, Chief Executive Officer of Bidtellect Corporation, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws and delivered the keynote address at Walsh’s 113th commencement ceremony on June 29 at Zion Christian Church in Troy, Michigan. Otremba was the founding EVP of CNET Networks, the founding COO and President of Mail.com, EVP of AOL, CEO of Muzak Corp., CEO of Access 360 ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, July 01, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys within the firm have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 and Under Hot List”.  Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 and Under Hot List” includes practitioners, all aged 40 or younger, that have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. by peers and clients. To ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, July 01, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Competition for Talent in Mexico's Automotive Industry: A Bajio Region Case” https://globalautoindustry.com/competition-for-talent-in-mexicos-automotive-industry-a-bajio-region-case/ features Lourdes Quijas.  Ms. Quijas has 26 years of HR management expertise in Mexico.  She is the former Director of HR at General Motors Mexico, and most recently ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 01, 2019
Richard Olawoyin is pictured with ASSP President-Elect Diana Stegall   At its annual House of Delegates Meeting, the American Society of Safety Professionals(ASSP) presented Richard Olawoyin with the 2019 Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for Professional Development – Technical Publication, Editor and Author.    The honor recognizes society members whose services and ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Monday, July 01, 2019
Rosswag Engineering has announced the acquisition of its third selective laser melting system from SLM Solutions. The third SLM®280 machine delivered to their facility in Pfinztal, Germany, expands their production and development capabilities with the metal additive manufacturing technology.   A division of Rosswag GmbH, one of the world’s leading providers of open die forged products with ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Friday, June 28, 2019
Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, was honored for the fourth consecutive year at the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Awards Gala on June 13. The company was awarded third place in the Environment category for its recyclable Inteather™ Eco Trim material. CLEPA sponsored the event held at the Museum of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, June 28, 2019
SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has received a $40,000 grant from DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, for programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The grant, made possible by the company’s philanthropic arm, the DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), is one of 26 grants awarded by DENSO in 2019 to colleges and universities ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Friday, June 28, 2019
DETROIT — University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will celebrate its 25th birthday with new leadership. Christina Heximer and Ceara O’Leary, AIA, are now the new co-executive directors of the DCDC.   “Christina and I are honored to step into these roles and continue to work with our team to collaborate with longtime and future community partners on neighborhood ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 27, 2019
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Bob Berliner  was recently elected Chairman of the Senior Lawyers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. His term as Chairman begins on July 1, 2019. In this role, he will provide leadership and oversight to the Senior Lawyers section of the organization and the various events it plans for its members throughout the year. Berliner has ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 27, 2019
We welcome, MA Audit LLC, our new full member firm in Azerbaijan, together with its affiliate, MA Consulting LLC to the global accountancy network UHY, extending our coverage within the Eurasia region. The firms are in the process of adopting the UHY branding and will soon be known as UHY AUDIT LLC and UHY LLC.   Established in 2009, a team of 19 staff including five partners are based in the ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, New Partnerships
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Wayne Thibodeau and Angela Shelby, president of the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance (Photo credit: Kaitlin Shelby) OU’s Senior Director of Career Services, Wayne Thibodeau, recently received the Don Hunt Service Award from the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance (MCEEA).  The award recognizes a member of the Michigan Co-op and/or Internship community for significant ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Oxford, MI – After a year of innovations and improvements aimed at increasing its aerospace business, Barron Industries is seeing soaring results.   The Michigan-based manufacturer is expanding its operations to accommodate new orders for safety-critical, engineered metal components for the aerospace industry. The company has acquired a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing plant to increase its ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Ann Arbor, Michigan --- Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is a “repository of trust for leading innovators when infringement issues loom large,” according to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s annual guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. IAM ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Beam-IT, Italy’s largest additive manufacturing service bureau, and SLM Solutions have signed an agreement to deepen their long term cooperation. Beam-IT expands its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines for their production and to work on the development of new parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development are planned to create added value ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TROY, Mich., June 26, 2019 — Gray skies didn’t keep golfers away from the 28th Annual Walsh Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, June 24 at Franklin Hills Country Club in Franklin, Mich., where more than $72,000 was raised to fund scholarships for Walsh students. Presenting event sponsors included Fifth Third Bank, Plastipak Packaging, Inc. and Dynamic Marketing. More than 100 people attended, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, June 24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2019  DETROIT— University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., was recently elected to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors effective July 1, 2019.   CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, Education, General News Article, Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, June 24, 2019
SLM Solutions celebrates the grand opening of their new expanded office facilities and application center for their head office in China. After establishing Chinese operations in Shanghai in 2015, the new facility will strengthen SLM Solutions’ presence in China and allow local staff to collaborate with customers to foster selective laser melting innovation. With over 100 customers, industry ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Office/Location
Monday, June 24, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “China: The Future of New and Smart Mobility” https://globalautoindustry.com/china-the-future-of-new-and-smart-mobility/ features Bill Russo, Founder and CEO of China-based Automobility.  Bill is a globally recognized automotive and mobility expert with 35+ years of experience including 15+ years as an automotive executive, with 13+ years in China. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, June 21, 2019
Plano, TX, June 20, 2019: PROLIM, one of the fastest growing IT, PLM and IOT Solutions Company, is celebrating its 14th anniversary. After having exponential growth in the US and India, the company has focused on expanding its wings across the globe.PROLIM was founded on June 14, 2005 in Michigan, US. PROLIM helps small size customers to Fortune 1000 customers around the world. The company has ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Friday, June 21, 2019
Trion Solutions’ David L. Stone, Esq., named among those to represent Michigan-Northwest Ohio at EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards in Palm Springs, CA, this November   President and Co-Founder of HR-Administration company named with eight other winners at Detroit ceremony; now advancing to national awards program   TROY, Mich. –  David L. Stone, Esq., President and Co-Founder of Trion ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Jamie Headley has been appointed Director of Sales at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center). This is a newly created position as a result of organizational growth combined with long-range strategic plans. The announcement was made by Mike Coast, President of The Center. Headley joined the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in October 2016 as Sr. Business Solutions ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities now available as event enters its third year   Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301     TROY, Mich.---June 20, 2019---Anticipating 1,000 attendees, Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich.---Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announces that Steven Sturlis, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a scientific advisor based in the Ann Arbor office.  Sturlis has a technical background in biochemistry, chemistry, drug research, and organic chemistry and synthesis. Immediately prior to joining Brinks, he was a research ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business is set to receive two major design and construction awards this week from the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and CoreNet Global, respectively. The ESD will recognize the Ilitch School as one of five recipients of the 2019 Construction and Design Award during its annual awards dinner on Tuesday, June 18 at The Inn at St. John’s in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Education
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Scott A. Petz has been selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019.  Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.   To be considered for selection, an attorney must have ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
TROY, Mich., June 19, 2019—Walsh faculty and Microsoft staff will facilitate Cadette Cyber Day Camp for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan for the second year on June 25-27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its main location at 3838 Livernois in Troy. An additional session will be held July 15-17. Cadette scouts, grades six through eight, will participate in hands-on activities and workshops led ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
As debate swirls around the safety of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, researchers from Central Michigan University are studying ways to clean up potential environmental damage that might be caused by an accidental oil spill. A team of seven from the Institute for Great Lakes Research is beginning experiments at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver ...read more
Categories: Government, Education
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
SLM®500 quad-laser machines have been selected by Rolls-Royce to help develop its Additive Layer Manufacturing capability. The machines will play an important role in helping Rolls-Royce in the competitive adoption of additive layer manufacturing for aerospace components. SLM Solutions focuses solely on metal additive manufacturing technology and pioneered multi-laser machines. This years-long ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The efforts of Oakland University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department to integrate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts, techniques and tools into its curriculum are highlighted in Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies — the latest book by Dr. John Stark, an internationally recognized expert on PLM.  “It was quite an honor to be invited by John to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich.--- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Brigid Lossing, a member of the administrative team in the Ann Arbor office, is among the recipients of the Unsung Legal Hero award presented by legal trade journal Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The Unsung Legal Hero recognizes Michigan’s talented legal support ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, June 17, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries has achieved conformance with cybersecurity controls required for defense company suppliers that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The Oxford-based manufacturer received certification for compliance with 110 cybersecurity best practices outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171. The certification ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Government, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, June 17, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Lynn Capp Sirich (Member, Troy) has been elected President of the Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF). Her term is effective July 1, 2019.  “I’m honored to represent the Oakland County Bar Foundation as President for the 2019-2020 term,” said Lynn. “I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and our Fellows to continue to promote ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, June 17, 2019
New RN-to-BSN program helps registered nurses achieve a degree in one year Central Michigan University’s new online nursing degree program launching this fall is designed to allow current registered nurses to complete their bachelor’s degree in one year.  In early June, The Institutional Actions Committee of the Higher Learning Commission approved CMU’s request to begin offering the program, and ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, June 17, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, Bushra Malik, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.  Malik has served on the Executive Committee for the Michigan Chapter of AILA as the Vice Chair, and previously ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 17, 2019
Detroit, MI –  Butzel Long has renamed the firm’s Detroit office Conference Center in honor of former Chairman and CEO William M. Saxton, who passed away on April 15, 2019. Butzel Long hosted a reception on June 12, 2019 in the firm’s Detroit office, which included Saxton’s family, colleagues and friends.  “We are pleased to celebrate Bill’s career achievements by renaming our conference center ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 10, 2019
New agreement drives development of autonomous driving technology for the BMW iNEXT, the next-generation autonomous vehicle PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2019 – ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and BMW Group are creating the industry's first holistic simulation tool chain for developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. The simulation tool chain will enable highly automated and autonomous driving (AD) with the ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- May 28, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is pleased to announce that Cynthia Hutchison, senior director, has been recognized on the Crain’s Detroit Business list of Notable Women ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, May 24, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is aiming to increase its exports of investment castings to Canada. Participating in a recent Canadian trade mission, company officials met with existing and prospective partners who require performance-critical castings and assemblies. The first stop on the mission was Doppelmayr Canada in St. Jerome, Quebec which uses Barron’s high-strength investment castings in ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Event Announcement, Government, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Over the nearly three decades since the concept of Lean manufacturing has been implemented, it has changed the way manufacturing companies do business.But technology has brought on the next phase: Industrie 4.0.Brought into popular use at the 2011 Hannover Messe in Germany, Industrie 4.0 is a cyber-physical system that facilitates more precise and timely decisions based on actual events rather ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Washington, D.C.– The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) today announces that work has begun on the creation of the second edition of the Invest in Insights Handbook.1 Since its release, many Insights leaders have leveraged version 1.0 the Invest in Insights Handbook to measure their ROI and demonstrate their value to the business. Leaning on these experiences, version 2.0 will include new ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Friday, May 03, 2019
Informational meeting set for May 7; deadline to register for trade mission is June 28  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., May 3, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is seeking small and medium-sized Michigan businesses ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Media Contacts:Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., April 30, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 today at its Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event will draw hundreds of tech and manufacturing professionals to Detroit Institute of Arts for Smart Technology Expo, Tech Talks and dive into report’s key findings  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- April 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
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
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lübeck- Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components. Multiple metal 3D printed functional components from Bugatti have been previously featured in the press, and all were ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
Defense companies eye region’s engineering talent, technical acumen and industrial capability for potential $42 billion project to replace aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leading global defense companies Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are hosting a supplier day on March 14 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. as they seek new Southeast Michigan partnerships and potential suppliers to meet the U.S. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, March 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
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
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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
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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
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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
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
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
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
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
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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
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article

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