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Thursday, September 19, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) is hosting their fourth annual Marijuana Law Conference. Presented by the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, this conference is for both experienced and new law practitioners of marijuana law. Brooks Kushman shareholders Erin Bowles and Robyn Lederman will be speaking together at the conference on Friday, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Guardian Inspection Accuracy Awarded National Recognition  Guardian Inspection Accuracy, Inc. which is headquartered in Chesterfield, Michigan, is proud to announce the recent award of the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (WBENC).  The Founder, Fidaa Tamer, is a widow committed to continue her family business of inspection, sorting and assembly of automotive and aerospace ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Las Vegas, September 19, 2019 – A new book has been published which provides an updated comprehensive checklist to guide counsel and litigants through the perils of preparing a lawsuit for trial.  Entitled “Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist” the book was authored by Las Vegas attorney Jay Young. Young is a partner with the Howard & Howard law firm in Las Vegas. This 3rd edition of the book ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Troy, Michigan – September 19, 2019 – WIT Inc. is pleased to invite you to the first annual Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit. The Summit will take place Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is a one-day event to network, learn new strategies, and explore innovative ideas as digital transformation is rapidly changing the landscape of IT and ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Thursday, September 19, 2019
From Sept. 28-29, Oakland University will host GrizzHacks 4, a 24-hour hackathon that provides an opportunity for students to create incredible hardware and software projects from the bottom up.   “A hackathon is best described as an ‘invention marathon,’” said Shriyash Jalukar, a co-director of GrizzHacks 4. “Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 19, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Mark Cantor was named one of the 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit in 2019 by DBusiness magazine.  As a co-founder of the firm, Cantor has helped build Brooks Kushman into a leading intellectual property firm with over 80 IP professionals practicing nationally and internationally. Cantor is passionate about the legal profession and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 19, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorney David Randall is moderating a panel at TechTainment 5.0, a conference hosted by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Legal Association (LAIPLA) and Loyal Law School and sponsored by Brooks Kushman this year. The panel includes distinguished members of the IP and eSports communities. During the discussion, panelists will explore the opportunities and ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, September 19, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs, and Ziyad Hermiz co-authored an article that appears in the September 16, 2019 Law 360 newsletter and Expert Analysis section. The article is titled, “Mich. Bill Adds to States’ Trend of Limiting Noncompetes.”Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs Fuhs, Vice President and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, is a nationally recognized ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholders Marc Lorelli and Frank Angileri were featured in a Law360 September 13, 2019 article “Fed.Circ. Won’t Rethink Upholding Ford F-150 Design Patents” for the defense of the Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies LLC, case number 18-1613, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The article discusses a recent ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
SOUTHFIELD— Innovation Encounter, an engineering competition where collegiate teams design a solution to a real-world technical problem, will be held for the 10th year this fall at Lawrence Technological University.  The event will be held Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at LTU’s campus in Southfield. Eaton, the power management company, is this year’s sponsor for the event, and will be ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak have implanted the world's first Tria flexible polymer heart valve and the patient, Bob Murley, 68, feels so good, he wants to run a marathon. The valve has the potential to address durability and blood clotting issues associated with traditional heart valves. The surgery to implant the valve is part of a FDA early feasibility study for the treatment of ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Company Milestone, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 17, 2019 – Twenty-two Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2019 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.The ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce  shareholder Linda Mettes has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the firm. In her role, Mettes will be responsible for overseeing and the strategic planning of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in both the Detroit and Los Angeles offices. She will focus her efforts on expanding Brooks Kushman`s involvement in DEI ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
UHY LLP has doubled the size of its Ann Arbor office. The firm has seen rapid growth as a premier business advisor for middle market businesses, and has received much interest from employees regarding working out of the Ann Arbor office.  With an established client base in the Ann Arbor area, the firm now has a sizeable local presence. The office boasts a great location on E. Eisenhower Parkway, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Milestone, New Office/Location
Monday, September 16, 2019
 Sterling Heights, Mich. Sept. 2019 – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the country – has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.  Only 267 independent ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, September 16, 2019
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301   TROY, Mich.—September 16, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that IBM and Intel have signed on as event sponsors for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, September 16, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Andrew MacLeod has been named President of the Association for Corporate Growth - Detroit Chapter.  Andrew MacLeod is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law and taxation. He is counsel to private equity firms in the acquisition, divestiture and financing of portfolio ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, September 16, 2019
This summer, Oakland University Professor Jon Carroll went to Africa to explore the role drones can play in combatting the spread of malaria. The project, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, uses precision agriculture to support public health, environmental protection, food security and other efforts. The research team spent nine days in the East African ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Monday, September 16, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. —Foster Swift shareholders Frederick D. Dilley and Julie I. Fershtman both received top Michigan “Super Lawyers®” honors for 2019. Dilley was recognized for his work in General Litigation and Fershtman for Civil Litigation: Defense. In addition to their listings, both Dilley and Fershtman were also selected for “top” lists. Both Dilley and Fershtman are listed in the “Top 100 ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, September 16, 2019
SOUTHFIELD—How will transportation’s electric future affect urban planning? Lawrence Technological University’s 8th Annual President’s Symposium intends to provide some of the answers.  The symposium, with the theme “How Electric Vehicles Will Reshape Urban Planning,” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Room S100 of LTU’s Science ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Monday, September 16, 2019
New gift amounts to $8 million of giving to Beaumont from Max and Debra Ernst The new Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak will open Sept. 30. It is dedicated to consolidating cardiac care, particularly for patients with heart failure, into a convenient and comprehensive area. Through this $5 million gift, Orchard Lake residents Max and Debra Ernst increased their ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, New Office/Location
Monday, September 16, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—September 16, 2019—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announces it is one of the honored recipients of the 2019 Walsh College Foundation Leadership Awards.  The firm will be presented with the President's Award for Outstanding Partner in Education on Thursday, October 10, ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, September 16, 2019
SOUTHFIELD—Michigan based Mirari - Extended Reality (XR) Solutions provider and Automation Alley member, officially announced their move into new facilities, LTU Centrepolis Accelerator at 21415 Civic Center Drive in Southfield.The Centrepolis Accelerator is 6,300 square feet of state-of-the-art business assistance bridging physical and digital technologies. OEM’s, Suppliers, Start-ups, Product ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships, Event Announcement, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, September 13, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “SAE CyberSecurity for Commercial Vehicles: An American Perspective” https://globalautoindustry.com/sae-cybersecurity-for-commercial-vehicles-an-american-perspective/  features Gloria D’Anna, engineer, strategist, entrepreneur and multiple patent holder, and author of the book "SAE's CyberSecurity for Commercial Vehicles".  In the 13-minute Audio ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 12, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 12, 2019 – Royal Oak, Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard recently welcomed Christopher A. Cali, Daniel A. Cotter, and Tejal S. Desai. Expanding the firm’s corporate and business litigation practices, all three will practice out of the Chicago, Illinois office. “These three attorneys add strength and depth to our Chicago office and the clients it serves,” said firm ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Cantor Colburn Continues Growth, Adding Experienced Laterals in Litigation and Patents   Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the addition of Partners Vincent Cichosz, John Gutkoski, and Marc N. Henschke and Counsel Joseph Barrera, Ph.D. and Aaron Bumgarner.   “These attorneys are a noteworthy addition to the firm,” said Phil Colburn, Co-Managing Partner. “Vince and Joe bring years of ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich. --- Attorneys with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been actively engaged in activities surrounding intellectual property law this summer. Recent publications and speaking engagements include:   Shareholder Jim Cleland served as panel moderator at Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum September ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Evangelos Gragoudas, M.D., who pioneered the use of proton therapy for the treatment of eye tumors, and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, is the speaker for Oakland University’s 2019 Harding Lecture. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms, with a reception starting at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture to follow at ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kusman shareholder Erin Bowles will be speaking at the Association of Intellectual Property Firms’ (AIPF) annual meeting. The Association of Intellectual Property Firms, or AIPF, is an international association of independent specialty firms that devote most of their practice to patent, trademark, and copywrite law. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be September 22-24, 2019 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
AIM Computer Solutions Offers AIM Vision Users Onboarding Support for Business Continuity Customer service initiative helps ensure production momentum is maintained AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, today announced the availability of the AIM Vision onboarding project ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
TROY, Mich., Sept. 11, 2019 — For over 50 years, Walsh’s partnerships with community colleges have provided students an affordable, accessible education. In 1968, Walsh began offering coursework for upper-division students who had completed two years at community college or a four-year institutions. Since that time, Walsh has built community college partnerships to include Henry Ford College, ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Dimensional Controls System, Dassault Systemes Gold Partner, will be demonstrating Digital Twin creation with Model Based Definition at the 3DEXPERIENCE Modeling and Simulation Conference in Novi, Michigan Novi, MI – Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) is sponsoring the 3DEXPERIENCE Modeling and Simulation Conference in Novi, Michigan, at the Suburban Collection Showplace September 18 and 19, ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Christopher Smith will speak at the Intellectual Property Owners Association 47th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The presentation, called “Dawn of a New Era: Licensing and Standards in the Coming Age of 5G,” will focus on the licensing considerations and transactional principles in regards to the 5G wireless ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 10, 2019 – Royal Oak, Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that thirty-one of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Lawyers named to the publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
TROY, Mich., Sept. 10, 2019 —The Walsh Foundation announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed Board members are business leaders and Walsh alumni Todd Hohauser, Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Hohauser & Associates and Chairman of IIC Partners and Daryl Kaiser, Chief Financial Officer for American Roads and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. “We are ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Berry Moorman P.C. is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys from the Detroit, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor offices have been named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019. At Berry Moorman P.C., the following attorneys have been designated:Donald F. Carney, Jr.:                   Trust/Wills/Estate  David M. Foy:                                Employment: ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Employers report a national Outlook of +20% for Q4 2019, up 1 percentage point year- over-year, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook SurveyEmployers in Leisure & Hospitality (+27%), Retail and Professional & Business Services (+24%) and Wholesale & Retail Trade (+23%) report highest industry OutlooksEmployers in the Midwest (+20%) and West (+19%) report most optimistic hiring ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, September 09, 2019
SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University—joined by the City of Southfield and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation—will cut the ribbon on its new manufacturing business accelerator Friday, Oct. 4 during an invitation-only ceremony at 9 a.m. A public open house for the new accelerator will follow from noon to 4 p.m.  The Centrepolis Accelerator is 6,300 square feet of ...read more
Categories: Education, Government, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 09, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive Production in Mexico: Update” https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-production-in-mexico-update/ features Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasts at LMC Automotive.  In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Schuster discusses these questions:·         How has the assembly landscape in Mexico changed ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, September 09, 2019
Biomimicry 3.8, Sarcos Robotics, NAVAIR and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Featured Keynotes  TROY, Michigan, September 9, 2019 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, announces the initial keynote presentations and agenda for its 2019 Global Altair Technology Conference (ATC) October 10-11 ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, September 09, 2019
Cutting tools are often the biggest expense in your production process. That’s why for this year’s ZOLLERFEST, we decided to focus on providing a road map to optimized tool life, transparent tool storage, and well-managed tooling consignment and inventory through ZOLLER Solutions. From Automotive to Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas to Medical Device Manufacturers, and Job Shops serving those ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, September 09, 2019
DETROIT—For 18 consecutive years, University of Detroit Mercy has achieved top tier rankings for Midwest Best Regional Universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition. This year, based on changes instituted by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Detroit Mercy is now ranked with the top national universities.  Detroit Mercy is ranked No. 179 for ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government
Friday, September 06, 2019
CHICAGO (September 5, 2019) – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, and with a Michigan office in Ann Arbor, is pleased to announce it has achieved Mansfield 2.0 Certification Plus status.  Brinks achieved Certification Plus status by considering at least 30 percent of candidates from diverse backgrounds for leadership positions and in its ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, September 06, 2019
TROY, Mich., Sept. 6, 2019 — For the second year in a row, Walsh President and CEO Marsha Kelliher has been named one of the most powerful business leaders in metro Detroit by DBusiness Magazine. The Detroit 500 list recognizes business leaders who have made a significant impact in their role and is determined by factors including organization size, growth rate, geographical reach, and each ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 05, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Christopher Smith will speak at the fifth annual IAM Patent Licensing event in San Francisco, California on October 3, 2019. The presentation, called “Making It Happen: Strategies for Cross-Industry Success,” will focus on how to develop a strategic approach to licensing opportunities with the continual convergence of industry and technology. Smith ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, September 05, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Rebecca S. Davies is a featured speaker during the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Detroit Athletic Club.  The title for her presentation is, “Understanding the Employer’s Obligations under Michigan’s newly enacted Paid Medical Leave Act and the Family Medical Leave ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—September 5, 2019—Margaret Amsden, CPA, a shareholder with Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, recognizes that companies dealing with cash flow issues or undergoing insolvency are managing stressful and time-sensitive financial matters. Rather than turning to outside ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 05, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Cognitive Sourcing and AI in the Global Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/cognitive-sourcing-and-ai-in-the-global-supply-chain/ features Richard Barnett, Sr. VP Marketing at LevaData, and overall global supply chain expert.  In the 26-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Barnett discusses these questions:·         What do you mean by Cognitive ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 05, 2019
DETROIT — Margaret Iwu has yet to take her first class at University of Detroit Mercy, but she already has boundless dreams for her future.   “Ever since I started watching sports, I always wanted to work at the Mayo Clinic or any environment with athletes,” she said.   Through the ReBUILDetroit program, Detroit Mercy is helping Iwu realize those dreams.   ReBUILDetroit, or Building ...read more
Categories: Community, Government, General News Article, Education
Thursday, September 05, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 5, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney W. West Allen has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) for the 2019-2020 term. Allen will be sworn in at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting and convention in early September. He will serve as National President of the FBA for the 2020-2021 term.Allen is a partner ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 5, 2019 — University of Detroit Mercy has made a significant jump  in The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) college rankings that were released Sept. 4. The University is now as ranked among the top 20% of all U.S. universities.  The WSJ/THE ranked Detroit Mercy 172 out of almost 1,000 schools in the U.S. It is the highest ranking to date that ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, September 05, 2019
DETROIT (Sept. 5, 2019) – Attorneys from the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins PLC spent more than two hours networking with students from Wayne State University Law School on Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, during a meet and greet with the school’s affinity groups.   The event held at Shield’s Pizzeria on Woodward Ave. in Detroit was attended by 25 students and was part of McDonald Hopkins’ ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Fifty-four Butzel Long attorneys have been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list.  Moreover, David F. DuMouchel has been named – “Top 100: 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers” and Beth S. Gotthelf– “Top 50 and Top 25: 2019 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers.”Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Troy, Michigan - September 4, 2019 - Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) recently welcomed Drew Higgerson as a vice president with the health and benefits practice in Troy, Mich. An established group benefits professional who has built his career in Michigan, Higgerson excels at identifying best practices and strategic solutions that fit his clients’ group benefit needs.  Higgerson launched his ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s real estate practice is ranked as the #2 real estate law group in the “2019 Best of the Best” report, published by Midwest Real Estate News. This is the fifth year in a row that Dickinson Wright has been among the top three law firms on the list.  “We are honored to be named the number two law firm practice by Midwest Real Estate News,” ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
McDonald Hopkins attorneys Hussein Jaward, CIPP/US and Michael Wise are providing this blog post to notify you about cybersecurity measures to be proposed and implemented during the next election.   With a little over a year until the next major U.S. election, states and the federal government are scrambling to prepare for cyber threats facing election systems.  One proposed federal measure, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Government
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list for their accomplishments in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers Magazine. The annual listing honors outstanding exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 64 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers. Twenty-one Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.  Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers2019 Top Lists.  The Michigan Super Lawyers Top Lists are listings of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as well as the highest point totals during the Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Ann Arbor, Mich. ---Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a 2019 Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     September 3, 2019    National Payroll Week salutes American workers and payroll professionals processing $2.4 trillion in annual U.S. payroll    Troy, Mich.-based Trion Solutions celebrates managing payroll for more than 50,000 client employees in 600 client companies nationally  TROY, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 3, 2019 – Royal Oak, Michigan-based Howard & Howard has donated to both the Merit School of Music and the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR) as part of a year-long charitable campaign involving all the Firm’s offices and their respective communities. The gift was announced at a reception held at Howard & Howard’s Chicago location on August 28. Each ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Detroit, MI (August 15, 2019) –Fifteen Kerr, Russell and Weber PLC members were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers List.  Five of the Kerr Russell attorneys were also named as Rising Stars.  In addition, for ten years now, Super Lawyers has recognized Jason Bank for his outstanding legal achievements.   Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 3, 2019  LANSING, Mich. —14 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list while 9 have been selected as "Rising Stars.” Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers while the "Rising Stars" list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. 2019 Michigan ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that three attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2019 list of Michigan Super Lawyers while two are named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.   The selected attorneys include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 Lisabeth Coakley Glenn Forbis Paul ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  New school supplies and backpacks are a highlight for students heading back to school this fall. Thanks to the Butzel Long Charitable Trust, 320 children at The Detroit Leadership Academy received these important supplies on their first day of school during a special assembly on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The elementary school is located at 13550 Virgil Street in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, August 30, 2019
Southfield, Mich.—August 30, 2019— Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announced it has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®.This is the fifteenth consecutive year Clayton & McKervey has received the award. All award winners will be honored at ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, August 30, 2019
Hillcrest Hall, Oakland University’s newest student housing complex, has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.    LEED certification is based on a green building rating system that evaluates a building project's commitment to promoting environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and human health. Hillcrest was awarded 61 out of a possible 110 points among ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community
Thursday, August 29, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 29, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Kory Steen to the firm. He will practice out of the Royal Oak office. “I am a litigator who draws on my experiences clerking for a federal judge to effectively resolve business disputes.” – Kory SteenBefore pursuing a legal career, Kory worked in the hospitality industry. Through managing staff on a Japanese cruise line and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Back-to-school season is in full swing, and with technology and education so intertwined these days it’s more likely your student will be logging on to a laptop or tablet then cracking open a textbook. Whether your little one just started kindergarten or is finishing up at college, data privacy and cybersecurity preparedness should be top of mind for all parents throughout the school year.  ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DETROIT  — Business students looking to establish themselves as a writer and a researcher can begin submitting articles to the new Advances in Management & Ethics Research (AMER), a double-blind, peer-reviewed biannual journal. AMER is supported by the Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center), which is housed in the College of Business Administration at University of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Spud Software is pleased to announce our partnership with Fontanesi & Kann Company. Fontanesi & Kann Company has an impressive 60+ years of business under their belt. Starting their journey as an air distribution company, Fontanesi & Kann Company has evolved into a turnkey solution, offering a variety of services such as HVAC & architectural products, electrical contracting services like ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
We welcome, Revident d.o.o., our new member firm in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the global accountancy network UHY, extending our coverage within Europe. The firm is in the process of adopting the UHY branding and will soon be known as UHY Revident d.o.o.  Established in 2006, the firm’s main office is based in Mostar with further offices in Grude and Sarajevo. The team brings wide-ranging ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article
Monday, August 26, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorneys Beth S. Gotthelf and Claudia Rast will be featured speakers during the Michigan Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishers (MINASF) Midwest Conference September 12-14, 2019 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.   Gotthelf was instrumental in developing the conference and will serve as a moderator for a presentation titled, “Launching into ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, August 26, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 26, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Michael D. Gifford has been elected president of the Peoria County Bar Association. After previously serving as chair of several committees, board member, treasurer, and president-elect, he will hold this position from July 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020.  Michael has practiced ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, August 23, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 23, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that 11 of our attorneys have been named to Mountain States Super Lawyers® and Mountain States Rising Stars 2019. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Utica, MI (8/22/2019) -  Momentum announced a dynamic change in their strategy to exclusively partner with B2B industrial companies. From local manufacturers in the Detroit metropolitan area to global suppliers, Momentum is focusing their innovative digital marketing strategy to better serve this specialized audience. With a foundation built on long-term results, measurable success, and ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  Nicolas Giallombardo, a student in Oakland University’s Master of Accounting Program, is one of only 207 students in the country to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).  The PCAOB Scholars program benefits outstanding students who are likely to become accountants and auditors. Scholars are nominated by representatives from their educational ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 21, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Joseph L. Kallie. He joins Howard & Howard’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “I am passionate about acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights for my clients.” –Joseph L. KallieMr. Kallie focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
(August 20, 2019 - Detroit) – When Eric Lark became chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in 2005, he voiced his firm belief that those business attorneys most responsible for the strength and excellence of the Michigan business bar should be recognized by the Section with an award.  That idea led to the Section establishing the Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Kane Polakoff has joined UHY Advisors as practice leader of the Client Accounting Advisory Services (CAAS) practice. The CAAS mission is to provide high-value solutions and exceptional customer service to clients by allowing client management additional time to run their enterprise. Within his role, he will work with existing and new clients to deliver customized programs to meet clients’ ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TROY, Mich., August 20, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm with locations across Michigan, Ohio and Florida is strengthening its Michigan presence by relocating in downtown Detroit. The new, expanded 6,000-square-foot office is located at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201 in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district. Headquartered in Troy, ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location
Thursday, August 15, 2019
August 14, 2019– TROY, MI — On Thursday, September 26, the Troy Chamber will host an event highlighting four of the area’s top female business leaders for breakfast and a panel discussion. The event will take place at Beaumont Hospital Troy in the Moceri Learning Center Qazi Auditorium (44201 Dequindre Rd,Troy) from 8-9:30 a.m. Moderating the discussion will be WJR Radio Detroit Anchor and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List ofAmerica’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000  For the 2nd Time, Fakhoury Global Immigration appears on the Inc. 5000,Ranking No. 4494 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of Over 66 Percent  NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) is No. 4494 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, August 05, 2019
Airports Council International recently indicated that the Colombian aviation sector will be among the top-10 fastest growing in the world over the next 30 years. In light of this forecast, Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional (OPAIN) recognized the realities of decreasing non-aeronautical revenue areas, disconnected passenger flows, and inconsistencies of terminal and holdroom environments at ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Monday, August 05, 2019
Ghafari Associates was 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 in June, 2018. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion investment by the two global automakers.  The nearly six million-square-foot complex to be developed on a greenfield site will be ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 26, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is exhibiting its metalcasting technologies at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industry Association August 13-15.  A supplier to the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies for the past 35 years, Barron uses the investment casting process to manufacture  Aluminum, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Automation Alley startup portfolio company Critical Signal Technologies (CST), a provider of personal emergency response systems to the health care industry, was recently acquired by electronics giant Best Buy for an undisclosed amount. In 2009, Automation Alley, through funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), invested $451,964 in the Novi, Michigan-based ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, July 15, 2019
Acromag’s latest OpenVPX™ carrier boards feature five mezzanine slots to interface a combination of I/O, communication, FPGA, GPU, or CPU modules to the bus over a high-speed PCIe Gen 3 link.Wixom, MI – July 15, 2019 – Acromag expands their offering of OpenVPX™ solutions with the new Model VPX4520 and VPX4521 6U carrier cards providing mezzanine slots for one XMC and four mini-PCIe or AcroPack ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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 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
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
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, Government
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- August 8, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the appointment of several new members to its board of directors. Board members serve as the nonprofit association’s governing body and provide oversight vital to the development of programs, services, events and committees. The new members are:   Charles Conlen, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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