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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Together with the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at the University of Hanover and the technology service provider isb, PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, is offering its customers a comprehensive new service for digitalizing their existing production systems and optimizing their production processes. The partners have developed the innovative service ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – William J. Kraus has joined Butzel Long as a shareholder in the firm’s Ann Arbor, Mich. office. He concentrates his practice on disputes relating to the financial industry, with a particular focus on legal and regulatory issues related to digital currencies (e.g., Bitcoin) and blockchain technology.  Kraus represents individuals and businesses involved in governmental and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
(TROY, MI, November 24, 2020) – In the just released 2021 National Business Trends Survey from the Employer Associations of America (EAA), 44% of executives expect the overall outlook for the 2021 economy to be improving. This annual survey shares information on what executives nationally are doing to address the changing business climate. Survey responses also reflect the impact COVID-19 has had ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—Using innovative approaches to teach chemistry is the theme of a new book that includes a look at how Lawrence Technological University has used pop culture to make complex scientific ideas leap to life.  The book, “Advances in Teaching Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 1: Classroom Innovation and Faculty Development,” includes a chapter written by Sibrina Collins, executive director of ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, November 23, 2020
By Peter J. Provenzano, Jr. Chancellor, Oakland Community College   “Home for the holidays” for college students and their families promises to look different this year; after all it is 2020. While at home, conversations will likely cover a wide-range of topics and perhaps one of the most important is a discussion of the student’s plans for next semester.   While words like “synchronous and ...read more
Categories: Education
Saturday, November 21, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—Gerard M. Anderson says that life can sometimes seem like a random walk—but that with hard work and perseverance, you can “write a story for yourself that you love.”  Anderson, executive chairman at the Detroit utility holding company DTE Energy, was the featured speaker at Lawrence Technological University’s 2020 Commencement exercises, streamed Saturday afternoon on the internet due ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, November 20, 2020
Southfield, Mich.– Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that eight shareholders have been recognized by DBusiness magazine as “2021 Top Lawyers.” The annual list honors the top attorneys in the Metro Detroit area in various practice areas. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers includes,   Frank AngileriMark CantorJohn LeRoyMarc LorelliWilliam AbbattThomas LewryMichael ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 19, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Foster Swift attorneys Michael R. Blum and Julie I. Fershtman are both listed in the Top Lawyers 2021 list by dbusiness magazine, published in its November/December 2020 issue. Both attorneys practice from the firm’s Southfield office. The attorneys listed in dbusiness Top Lawyers are based on a peer-review survey sent to certified lawyers in the metro Detroit area. Many ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Thursday, November 19, 2020
  Oakland University has partnered with the Troy, Mich.-based firm Aquasight LLC to conduct a sewage surveillance program that can track the presence of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in wastewater.   “As we see another wave of the virus sweeping through our state, sewage testing may prove to be an essential tool in providing hospitals the necessary lead time to prepare adequate staffing ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Billhighway, the leading financial and performance management solution for member-based organizations, has acquired Impexium, an association management solution, as part of a strategy to expand solution offerings and better serve the Association market. For more than twenty years, Billhighway has been focused on providing financial management solutions for component-based organizations. Joining ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
LANSING, Mich. —As Michigan inches closer to 2021, the uncertainty in the coming months can feel overwhelming. In a year with a still ongoing pandemic that has changed our very way of life and has left us wondering what comes next, the need to stay up to date on changes to legal issues is greater than ever.  Recognizing a need for individuals and businesses alike to stay up to date on the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Hope Shoveinpresented at a recent Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminar, “Basic Trademark and Patent Practice for Lawyers and Paralegals,” was designed for attorneys to learn the nuts and bolts of IP law with practical advice from Michigan’s top patent and trademark lawyers.Hope’s presentation titled, “Trademark Prosecution: ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Jennifer Dukarski,Butzel Long attorney, shareholder and leader of the firm’s Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicle Specialty team, was featured recently on the Automotive News “Shift” podcast (https://www.autonews.com/shift-podcast-101920). She discussed cybersecurity, the cyber regulatory landscape, consumer data protection and connected cars as well as autonomous ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—The Detroit Public Library has begun letting patrons check out laptop computers, using 200 refurbished Lenovo Yoga laptops donated by Lawrence Technological University.  Library users can check out computers for 90 days by presenting an adult Detroit Public Library card under the program, called “Laptop to Go.”  Tim Chavis, LTU’s recently retired CIO, and LTU’s HelpDesk staff prepared ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, November 16, 2020
Did you know Industry 4.0 technologies can have an enormous impact on your company by adding new capabilities to the business? These capabilities can directly plug value leaks in the business such as downtime, scrap, inventory, and employee health.  But talking about the theoretical value of these technologies isn’t enough.   Join Sandalwood Engineering & Ergonomics and Visual Decisions on ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, November 16, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—The College of Business and Information Technology at Lawrence Technological University has established a new high-performance computer lab for use in several of the college’s programs, including cybersecurity and finance.  “This new, state-of-the-art computer lab will further increase the quality of the academic experience within the college,” said Bahman Mirshab, CoBIT dean. “The lab ...read more
Categories: Education
Sunday, November 15, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Maintaining Brand Relevance in a Rapidly Changing Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/maintaining-brand-relevance-in-a-rapidly-changing-global-auto-industry/ features Chris Bowers, Managing Director of UK-based CMB Automotive Marketing Ltd. Mr. Bowers is a global automotive marketing and communications expert.  CMB is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, November 13, 2020
TROY, Mich., Nov. 13, 2020 — Tom Shafer, CEO of TCF National Bank, will discuss navigating change through mergers and acquisitions as part of Walsh’s Conversations With Leaders series on Nov. 18, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. The complimentary, live virtual event is open to all and will be moderated by Nick Manes of Crain’s Detroit. Reservations are required. Shafer has successfully navigated 26 mergers ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, November 13, 2020
 MONROE, November 13, 2020:? The Monroe County Business Development Corporation (BDC) and the Monroe County Community College (MCCC) hosted Focus On The Future on November 12, 2020, at 9:00 am. This is the first of the 8th annual fall events that was hosted as a virtual Zoom presentation and with 142 in attendance, the largest to date.  Presenters included:  Tim Lake, BDC President & ...read more
Categories: Community, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Adam Avery, an assistant professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to research gene mutations associated with Spinocerebellar Ataxia, a degenerative brain disorder that affects motor skills, including balance, coordination and speech.  Adam Avery, an assistant professor in OU's Department of Chemistry, received an NIH grant to research Spinocerebellar Ataxia ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 12, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. –  Seventy-six Butzel Long attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2021 by DBusiness magazine. The list appears in the November/December 2020 edition. The attorneys and their practice areas are listed below:  Ann Arbor office  – Regan K. DahleLabor and Employment Law– Jennifer A. DukarskiCopyright LawInformation Technology LawIntellectual Property and Patent Law– ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Up to 1,400 laptops available for students who register for 12 or more credits to help with increased technology needs due to COVID-19   OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Nov. 10, 2020 - Oakland Community College is once again providing Dell laptops to its full time students in the upcoming Winter semester. According to Chancellor Peter Provenzano, Jr., OCC is using $1 million from the Coronavirus Aid, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, November 09, 2020
TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 45 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in DBusiness Magazine “2021 Top Lawyers”.  DBusiness “2021 Top Lawyers” honors the leading lawyers in the Southeast Michigan region. Below is a complete list of Dickinson Wright lawyers included in this year’s list:  Ann Arbor, MISuzanne Sukkar, Immigration Law  Detroit, MIAllison R. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 09, 2020
Wixom, November 9, 2020.To make electric vehicles more robust, more economical, and less expensive, their drives use the latest semiconductor technology in combination with complex control systems. The new dSPACE MicroAutoBox III AC Motor Control Solution provides developers with a software connection that enables them to develop complex control algorithms for frequency converters and electric ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, November 09, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney George B. Donnini has been named a “Notable Veteran” by Crain’s Detroit Business. He is among a group of local business leaders profiled in the November 9, 2020 edition.Donnini knew early on that he wanted to become an attorney and serve in the military. He found a way to combine both interests. A 1998 graduate of Duke University School of Law, Donnini wrapped ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, November 06, 2020
Barron Receives Industry Award for Cost-Saving Defense Castings Oxford, MI –  Investment casting is a process used for making precise and complex metal components and, for many industries, it saves much time and cost in producing their parts. For example, when an aerospace company asked Barron Industries to manufacture an investment casting for an advanced military guidance system, it was able to ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Friday, November 06, 2020
ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 5, 2020 – Howard & Howard has been named to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:  Metropolitan Tier 1Ann Arbor, MILitigation—Intellectual PropertyLas Vegas, NVCommercial LitigationConstruction LawFranchise LawTrademark LawTroy, MIBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization LawCommercial ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, November 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "China Export Controls and AI & Machine Learning Algorithms: Effects on the Global Auto Industry" https://globalautoindustry.com/china-export-controls-and-ai-machine-learning-algorithms-effects-on-the-global-auto-industry/ features Quan Bill Yang and Mitch Zajac, both are Associates of Butzel Long’s Detroit office.  Mr. Yang concentrates his practice ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, November 06, 2020
Wixom, MI: Light Guide Systems is proud to be selected as one of the Industry 4.0 technologies available for small and medium manufacturers through the Automation Alley Personal Protective Equipment Grant. The grant is a part of Project DIAMOnD, which stands for (Digital, Independent, Agile, Manufacturing on Demand) and is a partnership between Oakland County, Macomb County, and Automation Alley ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Government, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, November 05, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—November 5, 2020  LANSING, Mich. — The law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC is included in the 2021 U.S. News –Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. The firm is rated a Tier 1 law firm in 25 practice areas with the Lansing office receiving 19 Tier 1 ranked practice areas, with five more Tier 1 rankings for their Grand Rapids office and one more for their Southeast ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 05, 2020
TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it received 21 national rankings and 178 state/metropolitan rankings in the “2021 Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received 104 first-tier rankings.  Besides the national rankings, the firm was recognized for legal excellence for practices in our Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Troy, ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, November 05, 2020
 CONTACT:  University of Detroit Mercy  Gary J. Erwin  Associate Vice President   Marketing & Communications  313-578-0339  erwingj@udmercy.edu    University of Detroit Mercy COVID-19 research project pinpointsoperational impact of virus on hospitals and public health agencies Project offers picture of potential national impact of disease on hospital operationsand points to critical need to ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Government, General News Article
Thursday, November 05, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long has received national recognition in the 2021 “Best Law Firms,” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.   Butzel Long is ranked in multiple legal specialties in the Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Lansing and Washington, D.C. offices.  Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Henry M. Grix (Member, Troy) will be honored alongside Howard Israel with The Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser during the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Greater Detroit’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 22, 2020.  The Association of Fundraising Professionals for Greater ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy will be speaking on a panel at the upcoming IPWatchdogSEP 2020 virtual program. His panel titled “FRAND and the Automotive Value Chain” will discuss, among many things, the status of Standard Essential Patent litigation in the U.S. and abroad, valuation of connected vehicle technology for FRAND licensing, and other issues relevant to ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael N. Spink, a member partner in the Ann Arbor office, has been named to the 2020 IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. The annual guide, published byIntellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, identifies globally recognized creators of IP value.  It is the fifth time Spink has been named to this list; prior appearances ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, November 02, 2020
Troy, Mich.---November 2, 2020---William H. Honaker, a member partner of Dickinson Wright and prolific writer on culture and trends impacting IP, recently spoke at two virtual industry conferences examining how businesses can avoid having their ideas stolen while uncovering intellectual property assets that may add value to their bottom line.  Honaker delivered the on-demand presentation, “Turn ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, October 30, 2020
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Oct. 30 2020--Two of the biggest advancements in the automotive industry today are vehicle connectivity and automation. And while the technology in today’s vehicles, such as GPS navigation systems and automatic braking systems, has made the driving experience safer and more enjoyable, a completely autonomous self-driving vehicle could be part of many drivers future ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, October 29, 2020
To better serve the needs of transfer students, Oakland University has expanded its partnerships with Oakland Community College and Washtenaw Community College.  A new transfer agreement will help qualified students transition from Oakland Community College to Oakland University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development. The agreement benefits students by increasing the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Thursday, October 29, 2020
ROYAL OAK, Mich., October 29, 2020 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Noah A. Menold has been named to the 2020 class of “40 Leaders Under Forty” by Peoria Magazine. Through nominations submitted by the community, these rising stars have an established record of extraordinary achievement and leadership experience in their volunteer and professional lives. This year’s class will ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 29, 2020
PROLIM, a global leader providing end-to-end IoT, PLM and IT solutions has been named as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North Texas by Tech Titans. In its 20th year, the Fast Tech Award honors the 20 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in Dallas-Fort Worth-based on three-year revenue growth. Fast Tech honors the ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 29, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Developing Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Talent for the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/developing-smart-mobility-and-intelligent-transportation-talent-for-the-global-automotive-industry/  features Elaina Farnsworth.  Ms.Farnsworth is an acclaimed speaker, published writer and thought leader in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
TROY, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 — Walsh will host virtual Waiver Wednesdays and program information sessions in November and December for prospective transfer, undergraduate and graduate students.  During virtual Waiver Wednesdays, academic and admissions advisors are available via Zoom or by phone appointment from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday from Nov. 4 through Dec. 30, 2020. The $35 application ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Livonia, Mich. ---October 28, 2020 --- ASE is excited to bring our Employment Law Conference and AA/EEO & Diversity Conference together into one great legal compliance event. This two-day conference, December 2-3, 2020, will bring the best employment and labor law attorneys together with EEOC and OFCCP officials and AA/EEO/Diversity experts.  The conference was announced by ASE President & CEO ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Billhighway, an industry-leading platform dedicated to streamlining data and financial operations for component-based organizations, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with theClub Management Association of America (CMAA). The partnership brings CMAA and its chapters a comprehensive solution designed to simplify chapter workflows and streamline the application process, making it easy for ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Darmstadt, October 2020 – Continental AG, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, has been using PROSTEP's OpenPDM product suite for a year now. Use of the world's leading platform for PLM integration, PLM migration and PLM collaboration not only reduces the time and effort involved in migrating data in the context of the carve-out of the subsidiary Vitesco, but also helps Conti harmonize ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, New Partnerships
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
After seven-plus months and with little end in sight to the pandemic, adults responsible for their elderly parents and other senior caretakers continue to do their best to protect the most-vulnerable as the threat and uncertainty looms. Recognizing the need to provide tools to assist with the stress caused by the pandemic, Foster Swift attorney Amanda Martin has put together a 'COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder William Abbatt was published in MG Magazine in their October 2020 edition. Abbatt’s article titled, “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property,” discusses the importance of protecting your intellectual property, especially in a dynamic and rapidly growing segment of the economy such as in the cannabis industry. The article also discusses many ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Rehmann, in partnership with the Better Business Bureau Serving West Michigan, the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium and the Michigan Small Business Development Center, presents our seventh annual Cybersecurity Conference onNovember 12, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Hosted virtually for the first time, we're excited to share this opportunity and welcome attendees from all over ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Monday, October 26, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Sharon Newlon (Member and Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Practice Group Co-Chair, Detroit) will be honored alongside Sara von Bernthal, Senior Counsel, Real Estate, Office of the General Counsel, FCA USA LLC with the 2020 Flex Success® Award from the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance.  The Flex Success® Award recognizes ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 22, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/impact-of-usmca-on-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Daron Gifford.  Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2020
Deadline to apply for grant funding is November 13; project will accelerate local manufacturers’ digital transformation, improve region’s PPE manufacturing response, and strengthen supply chains    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com, 248.709.5974  TROY, Mich.—October 14, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 15, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “China Automotive Industry and New Automotive Technologies Update” https://globalautoindustry.com/china-automotive-industry-and-new-automotive-technologies-update/ features Bill Russo.  Bill is founder and CEO of China-based Automobility.  He is the world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Troy, Michigan – October 7, 2020 – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) recently welcomed Tyrone Jordan as a vice president with the health and benefits practice in Troy, Mich. An established group benefits professional, Jordan has developed an expertise helping public sector and non-profit entities meet their fiscal management targets. Jordan’s understanding of union relations and contract ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Virtual expo hall, World Economic Forum advanced manufacturing roundtables, technology-focused breakout sessions and one-on-one matchmaking among highlights    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 6, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “OEMs Address Global & Regional Differences of In-Vehicle Entertainment” https://globalautoindustry.com/oems-address-global-and-regional-differences-of-in-vehicle-entertainment/ features Nils Wollny.  Nils is CEO and co-founder of holoride, a spin-out from Audi focusing on the next generation of in-car entertainment. At holoride, Nils is responsible ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 24, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The 7 Keys to Communicating in the Brazil Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-7-keys-to-communicating-in-the-brazil-automotive-industry/ features Dr. Orlando Kelm. Dr. Kelm is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses in Portuguese and Spanish, focusing mainly on ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, September 21, 2020
Troy, Michigan – September 21, 2020 … Marsh & McLennan Agency’s health and wellbeing practice based in Troy, Michigan, is moving to a new location in Troy. Effective September 28, 2020, the practice will occupy nearly two floors in the PNC Center. The new address is:   755 W. Big Beaver RdSuite 2300Troy, Michigan 48084  The health and wellbeing practice had occupied its current space for ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Office/Location
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Rehmann,a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm,  has been named one of Construction Executive’s (CE) Top 50 accounting firms for the second year in a row.  “The construction industry has been impacted significantly by COVID, and our advisors have continued to provide critical support and real-time solutions to clients in the industry,” said Bob Nagle, principal at Rehmann. ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The Internet of Things in the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-internet-of-things-in-the-global-automotive-industry/ features Bruce Belzowski.  Mr. Belzowski is Managing Director of the Automotive Futures Research Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began his career studying the global automotive industry at R.L.Polk ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Whether recent events led to you closing your shop doors temporarily before reopening, or your business remains open with a reduced workforce, or you’ve pivoted operations to something else entirely to stay afloat, you’re now likely contemplating how best to forge ahead, find a strong foothold and lock in long-term success of your business – and of your life. This new guide will help you ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, August 31, 2020
Tech innovator Ionburst — which offers ultra-secure distributed public, hybrid and multi-Cloud storage — today launched its Ionburst Flex and Flex Monthly products from its US headquarters in Cadillac, Michigan. Exclusive to AWS users, Ionburst Flex is an easy-to-adopt, self-service, pay-as-you-go solution for developers and small and micro businesses. It costs just $0.01 per transaction and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
$75,000 donation goal will be matched by Michigan Works! to provide laptops to underemployed and unemployed individuals to assist with virtual learning    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301   TROY, Mich.—August 26, 2020—The Automation Alley Fund, a nonprofit charitable endeavor of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 24, 2020
Troy, Michigan – August 24, 2020 …Survey data from Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey and a Covid-19 Supplemental Survey shows that mid-sized employers in Michigan are focusing on employee well-being and cost control during the Covid-19 pandemic. In its seventeenth year, the Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey benchmarked health benefits and cost trends for ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, August 21, 2020
Harvard Business Review Promotes Covid-19 plan at Barron IndustriesOxford, MI –  With many businesses now struggling to safely re-open, the Harvard Business Review provides some guidance by promoting the Covid-19 containment plan used by Barron Industries. As a government supplier, the Michigan-based casting manufacturer was required to remain open and worked with the University of Michigan’s ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Friday, August 21, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal” https://globalautoindustry.com/global-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-future-of-mobility-steps-to-prepare-for-new-normal/ features Yednesh Parnaik.  Mr. Parnaik is a Global Director at Lear Corporation. He is responsible for driving profitable business growth, strategy ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, August 21, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020 –  For the 23rd year, the largest PLM conference in Europe will go virtual on September 2, 2020.  The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium will give attendees access to digital transformation discussions, systems engineering, digital twins, IoT and Industry 4 though leadership presentations. The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium is an international PLM conference offering ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Education, General News Article
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020  PROSTEP INC and parent company PROSTEP AG are Platinum sponsors at this year’s annual COExperience, now a virtual event held September 14-16, 2020. COE (Community of Experts of Dassault Systemes Solutions) brings together users of Dassault Systemes software and provides unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product influence ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. – Aug. 18, 2020 – Macomb County manufacturers are encouraged to participate in a virtual information session to see if they qualify for grants to purchase Industry 4.0 state-of-the-art digital technologies and become ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 13, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Michigan in Transition: From Leading  The Auto Industry to Global Smart Mobility Leader” https://globalautoindustry.com/michigan-in-transition-from-leading-the-auto-industry-to-global-smart-mobility-leader/ features Trevor Pawl. Mr. Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads the Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “European Automotive Parts Supply Chain Complexity” https://globalautoindustry.com/european-automotive-parts-supply-chain-complexity/ features Mirko Woitzik.  Mr. Woitzik is Manager EMEA, Risk Intelligence at DHL - Resilience360, and based in Germany.  He is also the author of the report on 'research showing the impact of COVID-19 on EMEA Automotive ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 06, 2020
International Strategic Management Named COMMUNITY ORGANIZER for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan Troy, Michigan – Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals to serve as the community organizers to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Government, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
TROY, Mich. – Aug. 5, 2020 – Oakland County manufacturers are encouraged to participate in a virtual information session to see if they qualify for grants to purchase Industry 4.0 state-of-the art digital technologies and become part of the county’s distributive manufacturing network. The session, set for Aug. 12 at 11 a.m., is offered by Oakland County and Automation Alley to qualified small and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 03, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Consumer Mobility and Dealership Retail Trends: International Investment Opportunities” https://globalautoindustry.com/consumer-mobility-and-dealership-retail-trends-international-investment-opportunities/ features Brodie Cobb. Mr. Cobb is Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based The Presidio Group, a private investment bank engaged primarily in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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 29, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announced that Dr. Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial Innovation in the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, July 27, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Covid-19 Impact on Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production Globally: Insights from World Economic Forum and Automation Alley” https://globalautoindustry.com/covid-19-impact-on-future-of-advanced-manufacturing-and-production-globally/ features Cynthia Hutchinson, Vice President of Michigan-based Automation Alley.  Ms. Hutchinson is ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 13, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The Opportunity in Disruption. How marketing during a recession will help global automotive companies to thrive” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-opportunity-in-disruption-how-marketing-during-a-recession-will-help-global-automotive-companies-to-thrive/ features Chris Bowers, Managing Director of UK-based CMB Automotive Marketing Ltd., and a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 13, 2020
“Industry 4.0 in Focus: A Livestream Series” features the report’s contributing academic experts, strategic partners, and industry leaders as they highlight emerging technology trends impacting people, processes, and technology Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466 TROY, Mich.—July 13, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Automation Alley, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, July 06, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Drive to Survive: The Role of Automotive Supply Chain Finance in Helping the Industry's Comeback Globally” https://globalautoindustry.com/drive-to-survive-the-role-of-automotive-supply-chain-finance-in-helping-the-industrys-comeback-globally/ features Simon Kessler, Managing Director at Greensill.  Mr. Kessler joined Greensill in January 2020 to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, July 06, 2020
In an effort to keep the communities of our clients and employees safe, ICONMA recently launched our COVID-19 Medical Screening Service. With the protection of our client's workforce top of mind, our newest service offering will allow for a secure work environment as many companies begin to resume onsite activities.   ICONMA's COVID-19 Medical Screeners perform temperature readings, conduct ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 03, 2020
Barron Industries earns NADCAP Accreditation for Digital Radiography   For Media Contact: Lissa Barron LBarron@barron-industries.com Oxford, MI - Barron Industries has taken another step to ensure its precision investment castings meet the stringent quality standards of the aerospace industry.  The Michigan-based manufacturer has achieved NADCAP Accreditation for Digital Radiography, a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone
Monday, June 29, 2020
Darmstadt, June 2020 – Short-time working and working from home define the daily work routine during the coronavirus pandemic. PROSTEP's OpenDESC team nevertheless continues to provide round-the-clock support to customers when converting, migrating and transferring their CAD and PLM data. PROSTEP is expanding its software environment to meet growing demand for its cloud-based OpenDESC.com ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/impact-of-usmca-on-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Daron Gifford.  Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, June 18, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Current and Future Trends in the Indian Automotive Aftermarket” https://globalautoindustry.com/current-and-future-trends-in-indian-automotive-aftermarket/ features Harpreet Singh.  Mr. Singh is an Investment Banker turned entrepreneur, and Founder of India-based AutoFlipz. He and his team are working on bridging the gap between authorized and IAM ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "The Length of the Global Automotive Supply Chain: A Direct Cause of Bullwhipping” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-length-of-the-global-automotive-supply-chain-a-direct-cause-of-bullwhipping/ features Robert Peels. Based on the revolutionary modeling ideas that he developed while working as strategy director for Royal DSM, a ten billion dollar ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, June 15, 2020
TROY, Mich., – June 15, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, today announced the latest launch of Altair® Monarch®, a major new release of its powerful and intuitive data preparation solution. Marking the 30th anniversary of Monarch’s original launch, the new version strengthens ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, June 05, 2020
Media Contact: Lissa Barron, Communications, LBarron@barron-industries.com Oxford, MI - Barron Industries has achieved another quality certification for its aerospace investment castings.  A global manufacturer of engineered metal components, Barron is now certified for welding by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP), ensuring the company meets the high ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article
Thursday, May 28, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Automotive Industry CEO Series:  Global Leadership and COVID-19 Pandemic" https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-industry-ceo-series-global-leadership-and-covid-19-pandemic/ features Fathi Tlatli, President Global Automotive at DHL, responsible for global team leadership, strategy and development of the automotive industry activities.  In ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "The 7 Keys to Communicating in the Japanese Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-7-keys-to-communicating-in-the-japanese-automotive-industry/ features Dr. David A. Victor.  Dr. Victor is a Full Professor of Management and International Business at Eastern Michigan University, and the author of six books on International Business ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, May 21, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Managing Actual Volatile Demand in the Global Automotive Supply Chain” https://globalautoindustry.com/managing-actual-volatile-demand-in-the-global-automotive-supply-chain/ features Egge Haak.  Mr. Haak is Managing Director of Netherlands-based Involvation, a leading consultancy and implementation firm that is focused on improving the supply chain ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Acromag’s new hassle-free wireless I/O replicates analog, discrete, or Modbus® signals at remote locations.Wixom, MI: Acromag broadened their new Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation with the release of the VWB2000 signal wire replacement system in a rugged NEMA 4X/IP68 industrial housing. This point-to-point wireless signal bridge takes analog, discrete, or Modbus signals at one location ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is exhibiting at the first-ever virtual Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) May 20-21.The Michigan-based manufacturing company joins longstanding partners General Dynamics, MAHLE and more for the 11th annual MDEX sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).  The event is on-line for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government
Friday, May 15, 2020
Troy, Michigan, May 2020 – PROSTEP, long time technology partner of SIEMENS, is a Platinum sponsor at this year’s SIEMENS Realize Live 2020 Virtual event.  The event, happening online on June 23-24, 2020, will allow PROSTEP to provide a ‘virtual meeting room’ where attendees can login, hear discussions and see live presentations and demos on product life cycle development thought ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Darmstadt, May 2020 - PROSTEPs' OpenDXM GlobalX, the world's leading data exchange platform, has once again been awarded this year's Industriepreis (Industry Award) by the "Initiative Mittelstand" as one of the best products of the year. In addition to concrete improvements such as the intuitive web interface and blockchain integration, the innovative capabilities of the software, which can now ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Troy, Mich. – May 7, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, today announced the acquisition of the WRAP software business from Swedish company WRAP International AB. WRAP is a world-leading software technology for spectrum management and radio network planning for civil and defense ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, May 04, 2020
 Clayton & McKervey announces webinar series continuation every Wednesday through May 27 on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) updates and related COVID-19 financial issues  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466Denise Asker, dasker@claytonmckervey.com; 248.936.9488  Southfield, Mich.--- May 1, 2020---Clayton & McKervey, a certified public ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, April 27, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 27, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced today a refresh of its Altair brand.The brand refresh was conducted to more accurately reflect Altair’s position as a solutions-based company that empowers innovation while evolving for sustainable growth. It ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Thursday, April 23, 2020
First episode kicks off April 29 at 9 a.m. in a virtual conversation with Michael King, LHP's president of data analytics & IoT solutions, about monitoring employee health in the post-pandemic workplace   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 23, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 21, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, introduced a new version of Altair InspireTM, the company’s fully-integrated generative design and simulation solution that accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 20, 2020
Altair announced the latest version of Inspire, its design, generative design and simulation platform.Inspire has integrated the radically fast SimSolid, Altair’s latest simulation acquisition, so Inspire users can choose it as a solver. Other solvers in Inspire are OptiStruct (for structural analysis) and MotionSolve (for dynamic analysis).Read the full story on engineering.com
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 20, 2020
Acromag’s new fanless PC is SWAP-C optimized with an efficient Intel® Atom® CPU module and four AcroPack ruggedized mini PCIe I/O expansion slots for a variety of data acquisition applications.Wixom, MI – April 2, 2020 –Acromag introduces a new rugged, small form factor (SFF) embedded computer system with modular I/O for signal processing, communication, and control functions. The ARCX1100 is ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, April 17, 2020
Darmstadt/Karlsruhe/Troy, April 2020 – Making b2b data exchange as simple, secure and flexible as possible for development partners, joint ventures and suppliers – this is the objective that DSC Software AG and PROSTEP AG are now pursuing together. The new OpenDXM GlobalX SAP ECTR integration enables users to exchange native CAD data, drawings and other documents directly from the SAP ECTR user ...read more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 16, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced today a major new release of Panopticon, its comprehensive platform for user-driven monitoring and analysis of real-time trading and market data.Panopticon now delivers the speed, flexibility, and scalability ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Acromag’s new line of panel meters provide process current transmitter output and limit alarm relays for current, voltage or temperature inputs.Wixom, MI: The first release from Acromag’s new Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation is the VPM3000 Series of universal input displays with transmitter and alarm capabilities. These instruments combine the digital indicator function of a panel meter ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI  April 2020 – PROSTEP INC, leading PLM integration specialists for automotive PLM, aerospace PLM and shipbuilding PLM, has moved its U.S. based headquarters to Sheffield Office Park in Troy, MI. The move from Birmingham, MI to 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. 220 Troy, MI comes with PROSTEP INC seeing increased visibility in the automotive and aerospace market throughout North America. As ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI April, 2020  - If you’re a remote worker, PROSTEP is giving you FREE USE of it’s data exchange and CAD tools FREE. As contributing members of Automation Alley for several years, PROSTEP tools give you the ability to efficiently collaborate and exchange data, especially CAD data using our data exchange platform and desktop CAD conversion tools. These solutions help support your remote ...read more
Categories: Community, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Thursday, April 09, 2020
April 9, 2020                                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThank you to Our Heroes!How and Why we’re operating during COVID-19Oxford, MI - Every day since the coronavirus pandemic began, a number of “essential” people have been continuing to go to work for the greater good, including the dependable and dedicated employees of Barron ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Troy, Mich. – April 7, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced that Elias Hatem, a PhD student studying Electronics and Communications Engineering, is the winner of the 2019 Altair Electromagnetic Student Competition.The 17th Annual Altair Electromagnetic Student Competition ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Current and Future State of Electric Vehicles Globally”https://globalautoindustry.com/the-current-and-future-state-of-electric-vehicles-globally/  features Aakash Arora.  Mr. Arora is Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group’s Boston office, and is a core member of BCG’s Automotive practice area and the Automotive & Mobility ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Our two-part series on 3D Printing Simulation Part 1 and Part 2 managed to leave out a key player: Altair. To make up for our omission, we caught up with Ravi Kunju, senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, Simulation Driven Design at Altair, the best person to fill us in.Read the full story on engineering.com
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, March 05, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive Related Contracts in Mexico: What You Need to Know”https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-related-contracts-in-mexico-what-you-need-to-know/ features Juan Carlos Banuelas, a multi-cultural, international lawyer (raised in Germany and Mexico), with emphasis in the negotiation and drafting of international contracts (terms & conditions ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
TROY, Mich. – March 4, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company that provides solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, and the organizers of CWIEME Berlin, the world’s largest event dedicated to electric motor and transformer manufacturing, have signed an agreement establishing Altair as CWIEME Berlin's official simulation-driven ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, March 02, 2020
Harness Dickey is pleased to congratulate firm client eLumigen for winning LEDs Magazine’s Sapphire Award for its LED Rough Service A19 Lamps. The innovative LED lamps, which are designed for use in high vibration or harsh industrial environments, won in the “SSL Lamp and Retrofit Designs” category.   “Our company is proud to have won the prestigious Sapphire Award,” says Dr. Mahendra ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2020 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication considers leading trademark practices and practitioners around the globe and identifies winners located in more than 80 global jurisdictions, 18 U.S. states, and the D.C Metro Area  In addition to the firm’s inclusion in the WTR 1000, Harness Dickey Principal ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Böblingen, Germany – February 27, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced that BENTELER Automobiltechnik GmbH, a division of BENTELER Group based in Paderborn, Germany, has renewed and expanded its relationship with Altair.BENTELER has been using Altair solutions throughout its ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Birmingham, MI – March 2020 – As part of Aras’s 20th Anniversary, Aras has selected PROSTEP INC to be part of ACE2020, an event highlighting new and innovative ways to interact with the Aras integration platform.  Aras ACE2020 will be held March 16-18, 2020 in Boston, MA.  ACE2020 will showcase the longstanding partnership between Aras and PROSTEP with an array of PROSTEP solutions: Aras PLM ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article, Event Announcement, New Partnerships
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany -  Birmingham, MI – March 2020 PROSTEP INC and parent company PROSTEP AG are Platinum sponsors at this year’s annual COE event, which will be held April 26 through 29, 2020 in Miami, FL. COE (Community of Experts of Dassault Systemes Solutions) brings together users of Dassault Systemes software and provides unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Brown & Brown of Detroit is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Hart to the team. Josh will bring his insurance expertise to the role of Commercial Insurance Advisor.     In his new role, Mr. Hart will expand our office’s Michigan presence to the Traverse City area, where he is based. In addition to Traverse City’s wealth of tourism and recreation, industry is also booming.  Todd Piersol, ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that veteran intellectual property attorney Greg Schivley has been named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” class of 2020. The class will be honored at the publication’s annual luncheon and awards celebration on Thursday, April 9, 2020.    As a veteran attorney with a career in intellectual property law that spans more than 40 years, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, February 24, 2020
TROY, MI February 24, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, today announced that Gilma Saravia has joined the company as chief people officer.Saravia will lead Altair’s global human resources organization, including its workforce strategy, talent acquisition and development, as well as ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Darmstadt, February 2020 – Modern shipbuilding - starting with shipbuilding prefabrication - is a logistical challenge. In order to maintain an overview right from the start and to be able to intervene on a daily basis, for example in the event of staff shortages, the Bremen-based Fr. Lürssen shipyard, the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University and PROSTEP AG have launched the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Partnerships
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Darmstadt, February 2020 – PROSTEP AG recently became a member of the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM). The leading PLM consulting and software company is thus underscoring its readiness to become involved in the work performed by committees in new business areas like autonomous driving and help develop the necessary standards. All standardization-related ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Partnerships
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
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. 5, 2020—A new Industry 4.0 Accelerator program—the first of its kind in the U.S.—is launching in Michigan with the goal to help small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing companies along their digital ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Darmstadt/Bonn, January 2020 - PROSTEP AG has entered a partnership with LeanIX, the manufacturer of the Enterprise Architecture Suite (EA-Suite), with the aim of providing customers with optimal advice on the development of their enterprise-wide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) architectures. As a certified LeanIX partner, the leading PLM consulting and software house can now also offer its ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Partnerships
Monday, February 03, 2020
TROY, Mich. – February 3, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, is pleased to announce that the 2020 Altair Enlighten Awards is now open for submissions. Presented jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards were created to acknowledge the ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, January 30, 2020
New location, demonstration areas and tech talks expected at Industry 4.0 gathering  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. 30, 2020—Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association and Industry 4.0 knowledge ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 30, 2020
DETROIT (February 3, 2020) – The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, the state’s only organization that exclusively promotes commerce between the State of Michigan and the State of Israel, invites Michigan companies focused on Industry 4.0 technology to join a delegation to Israel February 22-28, 2020. Israel is fast becoming an international hub of Industry 4.0 innovation because of its ...read more
Monday, January 27, 2020
TROY, Mich., January 27, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced it will present its methods and solutions aligned to the design, optimization, and simulation of composite structures and materials March 3-5 at JEC World 2020 in Paris, France, the largest international composites ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The new AP730 provides a mix of analog and digital input and output channels on a single mPCIe-based module for high-density, high-reliability data acquisition and control applications.Wixom, MI – January 6, 2020 - Acromag adds another military-grade measurement and control module to their AcroPack series of ruggedized mini PCIe I/O modules. The new AP730 multi-function I/O module performs analog ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
TROY, MI, January 14, 2020 -- Immigration attorney and business owner Rami D. Fakhoury has been included in Marquis Who's Who for 2020. Mr. Fakhoury's inclusion is based upon his noteworthy accomplishments as Managing Director of Fakhoury Global Immigration, one of the leading independently-owned business-based immigration firms in the United States.Born in Jordan, Mr. Fakhoury lived in several ...read more
Monday, January 06, 2020
Oxford, MI – Oakland County Michigan Works! has selected Barron Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components for applications across the globe, as its first-ever Business of the Year. The company engaged Oakland County Michigan Works! to help it fill critical skilled trades openings. With assistance from OCMW and the state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program, Barron has ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, Government
Monday, January 06, 2020
TROY, Mich. – January 6, 2020 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, today announced the acquisition of newFASANT, offering leading technology in computational and high-frequency electromagnetics. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Saturday, December 21, 2019
"I don't need the money, I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't really intellectually interesting for me."Jim Scapa, founder and chief executive of software maker Altair Engineering, was explaining over a lunch of Italian food recently why, at age 62, he's working harder than he has ever worked in his life.Read the full article on ZDNet
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
TROY, Mich. – December 17, 2019 – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, today announced it signed a new reseller agreement for the Ukraine region with JSC ARCADA. Located in Kiev, JSC ARCADA will take over sales responsibilities for the entire Altair portfolio, including Altair HyperWorks™, ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Event to examine projected trends in two-way trade, investment flows as well as growth opportunity by industries, countries and regions around the world  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466   TROY, Mich. — December 10, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, November 04, 2019
New COM Express Type 10 Carrier Hosts Four AcroPack® mPCIe I/O Modules for a Mix of Processing Functions on a Mini-ITX PlatformAcromag’s newest carrier board interfaces four I/O module slots to an Intel® Atom® COM Express Type 10 CPU module on a Mini-ITX format.Wixom, MI – November 4, 2019 – Acromag broadens their family of rugged AcroPack mini-PCIe I/O module carrier cards with the new Model ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Creative Director Alex Awn to Lead Design & Creative Communication Practice ROYAL OAK, MI – October 29, 2019 – Gongos, Inc., a decision intelligence company, today announced the appointment of Amy Perifanos to Vice President, Strategy & Implementation, a newly formed practice area for the company. The Strategy & Implementation group drives growth for BtoC and BtoB organizations by developing and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Darmstadt, October 2019 – Blockchain and additive production not only go well together – they are also arousing great interest. Over 70 participants from industry, development and the research community attended the User Day held at the Center for Applied Aviation Research (ZAL) in Hamburg, where PROSTEP, together with other consortium partners, presented the results of the joint SAMPL (Secure ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Students will meet with Michigan Lt. Gov. Gilchrist at the event to discuss their findings on Industry 4.0  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Joe Steele, LIFT, jsteele@almmii.org   TROY, Mich.—October 29, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
NASCAR, Detroit Lions and cycling leader Trek to discuss using AI, Big Data tools for a competitive advantage and amped up fan engagement  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 23, 2019—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
FLINT September 23, 2019 -- Automation Movers International has been selected for the 2019 Best of Flint Award in the Employment Agency category by the Flint Award Program. Each year, the Flint Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, October 10, 2019
John Kovac, Microsoft director of U.S. Industry Manufacturing, and Martina Koederitz, general manager of IBM’s U.S. Industrial Market in North America, bring their digital perspective to industries looking to modernize with disruptive technologies    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Plus, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center partners with Automation Alley to present Smart Technology Zone sessions focused on supply chain  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 2, 2019 - Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, September 27, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive R&D and Alternative Energy Solutions in India” https://globalautoindustry.com/automotive-rd-and-alternative-energy-solutions-in-india/features Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, Automotive Research Association of India.  Rashmi serves as the Chair / Vice Chair of various national bodies such as Transport Engineering Division Council (TEDC), ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Global Approach to Most Effectively Reducing Car Emissions” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-global-approach-to-most-effectively-reducing-car-emissions/ features Nick Molden.  Nick is Chief Executive Officer of UK-based Emissions Analytics Ltd - the leading independent global testing and data specialist for real-world emissions. Nick is also ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Brazil Automotive Industry: Prospects for 2019-2020” features Julian G. Semple, Auto Industry Consultant of Brazil-based CARCON Automotive, and Brazilian automotive industry expert.In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Semple discusses these questions:How is the Brazilian auto market recovering from the recession (2015-2016), and what are ...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
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
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
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
Monday, March 11, 2019
Defense companies eye region’s engineering talent, technical acumen and industrial capability for potential $42 billion project to replace aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leading global defense companies Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are hosting a supplier day on March 14 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. as they seek new Southeast Michigan partnerships and potential suppliers to meet the U.S. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, 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, 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
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
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, October 06, 2017
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe – Automation Alley 248-457-3301 Kathleen Achtenberg – MEDC 517-335-4590  Michigan companies travel to Mexico to expand export opportunities, create jobsNew STEP export assistance funds available for Michigan’s small businesses   Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies are traveling to Mexico to meet with prospective partners, distributors and end customers ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
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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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