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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
BEDFORD, Mass.-- Soft Robotics, Inc., an innovative robotics pioneer, today announced that it has raised $23 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round. The round is co-led by Calibrate Ventures and Material Impact and includes additional existing investors Honeywell, Hyperplane, Scale, Tekfen Ventures, and Yamaha. With this round Soft Robotics also adds FANUC Corp., the world’s largest ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
McDonald Hopkins’ podcast series MH Business Exchange has released its 35th episode titled “Non-compete agreements – Understanding the basics.”   During the episode, McDonald Hopkins attorneys Tim Lowe and Richard Kessler join host Mike Witzke to discuss how employers can protect their investment in human capital through provisions like non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements and ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., February 21, 2020 - Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of motion technology, will be participating in the annual Expo Manufactura Trade Show held at Cintermex in Monterrey, NV, Mexico February 11-13, 2020.Expo Manufactura is the main event for manufacturing industries in the northern region of Latin America. Held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, it is the leading business ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration (CBA) will host a public presentation by Denise Morrison, former president of Campbell Soup Co. This special engagement is Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the McNichols Campus.    Morrison’s presentation is titled “Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility: A Recipe for Success.” This ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli will be speaking at the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) January Luncheon. In his presentation titled, “The ‘Other’ Judicially Created Patentability Exception: Design Patent Functionality,” he will discuss recent Federal Circuit design cases and the implications for those acquiring and enforcing design patents in ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Dickinson Wright earns 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBTQ workplace equality  Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, January 17, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Ashley Glime, Daniel J. McCarthy and Neil Patel have been elected shareholders. Ashley GlimeBased in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, Glime advises clients in the areas of intellectual property, media, and technology law. Her trademark practices encompasses all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law including global trademark portfolio and brand ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—January 15, 2020SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has elected as shareholder two attorneys from its Southfield office: Andrea Badalucco and Stefania Gismondi.   Andrea joined the firm in June 2018 as a member of the Family Law Practice Group. Andrea offers more than a decade of courtroom experience in civil, criminal, family and juvenile matters. In ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was featured in a Law360 January 9, 2020 article, “New Injunction Policy Boosts Power of Standard Essential Patents.”  This article centers around the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to withdraw its 2013 policy statement and join the Justice Department’s view that injunctions should be available in cases involving standard ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your manufacturing skills in 2020!LIFT is the national leader in advanced manufacturing technology research and education, provides educational programming ranging from manufacturing exposure to training for the most in-demand technician-level positions in advanced manufacturing, taught by experienced professionals with extensive industry ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
TROY, Mich., Jan. 14, 2020 — Walsh hosted 288 Macomb and Oakland County high school students participating in the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference at its Troy location on Jan. 10, 2020.  Students from 12 schools competed in individual and team events in accounting, financial management, information technology, interviewing skills, marketing, small business ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Monday, January 13, 2020
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the election of 16 new member attorneys of the firm, effective January 1, 2020.  “This year’s class of new members represent a diverse range of practices and offices,” says Michael Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Each attorney brings an incredible set of qualities and skills that they have developed over their legal career. I congratulate each and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, January 13, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Christopher Smith was recently re-appointed as the Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owner Association (IPO) Patent Licensing Committee for the third year in a row by the IPO Board. The Patent Licensing Committee includes approximately 50 members from across the country who focus on intellectual property licensing and related matters and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, January 13, 2020
Software provides powerful signal conditioning capabilities for precise conversion of bridge inputs to process current or voltage control signals.Wixom, MI: Acromag’s new TT351 load cell and strain gauge signal conditioners use software to quickly select from a wide variety of sensor measurement options. A USB port simplifies setup on a Windows PC or Android mobile device with Acromag’s AgilityTM ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, January 13, 2020
FARMINGTON HILLS - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) is excited to announce Lear Corporation is the Title Sponsor for the 17th Annual East-West Business Connection. The event brings together Asian, U.S., and minority business enterprises (MBEs) for a global networking experience. The daylong event will take place at Laurel Manor in Livonia. It features a networking reception, a ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, January 10, 2020
McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, is conducting its 10th annual Business Outlook Survey of U.S. business leaders. The survey seeks the input from business owners and executives regarding their confidence in the U.S. business climate and their assurance and concerns regarding their business and respective industries in 2020. The survey contains questions regarding ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, January 09, 2020
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc. of Auburn Hills is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 24, 2020, we will host our 30thAnnual Charity Auction “Kentucky Derby” Gala at Petruzzellos Banquet Hall in Troy.  This evening is dedicated to raising funds that directly benefit job training and placement programs for individuals with disabilities.Please consider helping us with a sponsorship ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Southfield, Mich.---January 9, 2020---‘To C or not to C’—that is the question for many business owners—whether ’tis nobler to organize as a flow-through entity with future planning flexibility or convert to a C corporation with a better tax rate.  The decision may be tougher than first thought, according to Jim Biehl, a CPA and shareholder at Clayton & McKervey,a certified public accounting and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Judge James (Jim) Fisher (retired) has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is the foremost professional organization for experienced mediators and arbitrators practicing in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Formed in 2008, members are ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Today’s General Counsel Magazine recently published an article written by Brooks Kushman shareholders Michael Turner and Tiffany Fidler, Ph.D. in an article titled “Design Patent Law After Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc.” In this article, Turner and Fidler discuss the popularly debated “article of manufacture” topic in design patent law and ways that ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
DYNAFORM 6.0 RELEASED Troy, MI (January 6, 2020) — ETA, Inc. (Engineering Technology Associates) announces the release of DYNAFORM Version 6.0. DYNAFORM 6.0 is the sixth-generation DYNAFORM product. It provides a user-friendly and intuitive interface with a streamlined design. The analysis process is fully based on the stamping process, which requires less CAE knowledge, and minimum geometry and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
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
Southfield, Mich.—January 6, 2020—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announces that Howard Mills, CPA, MST, has joined the firm as a principal. The announcement was made by Clayton & McKervey President Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA, MST.    Mills is a seasoned tax professional who joins the tax ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, January 06, 2020
Southfield, Michigan-based Beaumont Health and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health have signed a definitive agreement to make Summa Health a subsidiary of Beaumont Health. The arrangement will strengthen both organizations' ability to partner in new ways to improve the quality of care and the overall health of their communities. The two organizations signed a Letter of Intent in July and then began an ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Monday, January 06, 2020
Detroit, MI (January 6, 2020) – Attorneys Jeffrey A. May and Patricia C. Schabath were recently named members (partners) at Kerr Russell. The two were selected at the end of 2019 and their promotions are effective as of January 1, 2020.Schabath concentrates her practice in the defense of physicians and facilities in medical malpractice claims. As former in-house counsel for a large academic ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, January 06, 2020
Lansing, Mich. –There are many misconceptions about what it means to work as an attorney in a law firm. To address the questions that undergraduate students may have about law school and a career in the legal profession, Foster Swift is hosting a free video series on its website.                                                                Participants will learn about the process of becoming ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, January 06, 2020
DCBA Chinese New Year Gala 2020 The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) will be hosting the DCBA Chinese New Year Gala 2020 on Friday, February 14, 2020. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2020) are Diplomat Sponsors for the Gala. Oakland County Economic Development are Envoy Sponsors. This much anticipated event returns to ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Friday, January 03, 2020
Detroit Pencil Company Re-brands as Smart Business Source Combine 3 acquired companies under one name Smart Business SourceTroy, Mich., January 1,2020— Detroit Pencil Company expanded its portfolio with the acquisitions of 3 companies over the past two years. Supply Geeks, Grand Rapids, MI, Fris Office Outfitters, Holland, MI and its most recent acquisition Smart Office Solutions located in Ann ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, January 03, 2020
Walsh will allow qualified students graduating from community college to transfer and continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree.  TROY, Mich. Jan. 3, 2020 – In an effort to provide more students with the opportunity to advance their learning, Walsh has entered into a partnership with Detroit Promise, administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, offering transfers and scholarships to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Friday, January 03, 2020
Interactive platform benefits visitors and students with information to navigate multi-campus system  OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Jan. 3, 2020 -- Finding the right building or the best place to park on a college campus can be challenging, especially for new students and visitors. OCC has made it easier with Virtual Tours and Maps to find classrooms, student centers, bookstores and even a good cup of ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Ann Arbor, Mich. --- James K. Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., said distinct changes in the automotive industry’s market structure are forcing it to pay close attention to whether the balance of power will shift from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to the companies in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, January 02, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Angela Emmerling Shapiro has earned the prestigious Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  The CIPP designation is a global industry standard for professionals working in the field of privacy and data protection and is backed by American ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, December 23, 2019
Qualcomm is the world’s largest supplier of cellular modem chipsets.  Nokia holds one of the largest portfolios of patents declared “essential” to practicing the cellular modem standards, such as 3G and 4G LTE.  On July 22, 2008, to settle their respective cross-claims for patent infringement, Nokia and Qualcomm entered into a “Subscriber Equipment and Infrastructure Equipment License ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Thursday, December 05, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) is excited to announce our partnership with National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) for the 17th Annual East-West Business Connection. The event brings together Asian, U.S. businesses, and minority business enterprises (MBEs) for a global networking experience.   The ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Darmstadt, December 2019 – Autonomous driving is of strategic importance for digital transformation of the automotive industry. PROSTEP AG is therefore actively participating in key funding projects for the validation and verification of autonomous driving functions such as V&V and SET Level 4to5, which were recently approved by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) has announced the appointment of William “Bill” Brey as its new Business Development and Membership Manager, beginning December 2, 2019. APACC facilitates business relations among Asian and U.S. based companies and promotes the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans.   “I am excited and look forward to having Bill ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, November 22, 2019
ICONMA has been named a MichBusiness Technology Guru. MichBusiness described recipients of the Technology Guru award as companies leading the way with cutting edge technology ideas or innovative solutions.  “We are excited to be recognized by MichBusiness as a Technology Guru,” said Konrad Fernandez, Vice President, IT Digital Services & Solutions at ICONMA. “We work hard to bring our clients ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, November 11, 2019
Harness Dickey Principal and longstanding Executive Committee member Michael Patrick Brennan passed away on November 6, 2019. He was 65 years old.   Brennan spent the bulk of his remarkable career with Harness Dickey. He joined the firm in the fall of 1984 after working in-house with The Procter & Gamble Company. He served as a member of Harness Dickey’s litigation team for twelve years before ...read more
Categories: General News Article
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
Friday, November 01, 2019
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the nation’s largest patent and trademark law firms, is proud to earn both national and metropolitan top tier rankings in the 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.   Harness Dickey is included in the following national and metropolitan rankings: National Tier 2Trademark LawNational Tier 3Copyright LawLitigation – ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Community
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
Friday, October 11, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 – PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, offers companies wanting to move all or part of their PLM and ERP systems to the cloud and integrate them with each other a cloud-capable solution. Thanks to its modular architecture and the use of microservices, Version 9 and higher of the world’s leading OpenPDM solution can be used in hybrid cloud scenarios. OpenPDM is ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
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
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that Christopher Bond has rejoined its Metro Detroit office as an Associate.  “We are happy to have Chris back on our team after working in-house with a Japanese automotive supplier for the past two years,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins. “His knowledge and experience working with our clients will make for a smooth transition. We look forward ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
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
Rochester Hills, Michigan – August, 2019 -  PROSTEP, the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration, moved away from their computers to give back to the community at Rochester Hill’s Leader Dogs for the Blind. The event, which provided Leader Dogs with all 15 PROSTEP employees was completed not only as a company team-builder but also a way to give back to the local ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 - The shipbuilding experts from PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, will be presenting two new integration scenarios based on their open integration platform OpenPDM Ship at the ShipConstructor EMEA Conference 2019. OpenPDM Ship facilitates the integration of SSI's Autodesk-based ship development solution ShipConstructor with other CAD and PDM systems. The SSI ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 - PROSTEP AG will be presenting its new OpenPDM Ship integration platform to a wider audience for the first time at the 19th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) in Rotterdam. OpenPDM Ship uses standardized connectors to connect shipbuilding-specific development platforms with all the leading PDM/PLM and ERP systems as well as ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, General News Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
Darmstadt/Turku, September 2019 – CADMATIC Ltd, a leading developer of 3D-based design, engineering and information management software for the marine, process and energy, and construction industries, and vendor-independent PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP AG are intensifying their cooperation delivering end-to-end digital thread shipbuilding and shipping solutions.  Building on many ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Company Milestone
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
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Berry Moorman P.C. is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys from the Detroit, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor offices have been named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019. At Berry Moorman P.C., the following attorneys have been designated:Donald F. Carney, Jr.:                   Trust/Wills/Estate  David M. Foy:                                Employment: ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that three attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2019 list of Michigan Super Lawyers while two are named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.   The selected attorneys include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 Lisabeth Coakley Glenn Forbis Paul ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TROY, Mich., August 20, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm with locations across Michigan, Ohio and Florida is strengthening its Michigan presence by relocating in downtown Detroit. The new, expanded 6,000-square-foot office is located at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201 in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district. Headquartered in Troy, ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location
Monday, August 05, 2019
Airports Council International recently indicated that the Colombian aviation sector will be among the top-10 fastest growing in the world over the next 30 years. In light of this forecast, Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional (OPAIN) recognized the realities of decreasing non-aeronautical revenue areas, disconnected passenger flows, and inconsistencies of terminal and holdroom environments at ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Monday, August 05, 2019
Ghafari Associates was awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture and engineering services for a new automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) in Huntsville, Alabama in June, 2018. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion investment by the two global automakers.  The nearly six million-square-foot complex to be developed on a greenfield site will be ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, July 26, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is exhibiting its metalcasting technologies at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industry Association August 13-15.  A supplier to the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies for the past 35 years, Barron uses the investment casting process to manufacture  Aluminum, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Automation Alley startup portfolio company Critical Signal Technologies (CST), a provider of personal emergency response systems to the health care industry, was recently acquired by electronics giant Best Buy for an undisclosed amount. In 2009, Automation Alley, through funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), invested $451,964 in the Novi, Michigan-based ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, July 15, 2019
Acromag’s latest OpenVPX™ carrier boards feature five mezzanine slots to interface a combination of I/O, communication, FPGA, GPU, or CPU modules to the bus over a high-speed PCIe Gen 3 link.Wixom, MI – July 15, 2019 – Acromag expands their offering of OpenVPX™ solutions with the new Model VPX4520 and VPX4521 6U carrier cards providing mezzanine slots for one XMC and four mini-PCIe or AcroPack ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, July 01, 2019
Rosswag Engineering has announced the acquisition of its third selective laser melting system from SLM Solutions. The third SLM®280 machine delivered to their facility in Pfinztal, Germany, expands their production and development capabilities with the metal additive manufacturing technology.   A division of Rosswag GmbH, one of the world’s leading providers of open die forged products with ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Beam-IT, Italy’s largest additive manufacturing service bureau, and SLM Solutions have signed an agreement to deepen their long term cooperation. Beam-IT expands its product portfolio with two new SLM® machines for their production and to work on the development of new parameters. The exchange of knowledge regarding new research results and parameter development are planned to create added value ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities now available as event enters its third year   Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301     TROY, Mich.---June 20, 2019---Anticipating 1,000 attendees, Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
SLM®500 quad-laser machines have been selected by Rolls-Royce to help develop its Additive Layer Manufacturing capability. The machines will play an important role in helping Rolls-Royce in the competitive adoption of additive layer manufacturing for aerospace components. SLM Solutions focuses solely on metal additive manufacturing technology and pioneered multi-laser machines. This years-long ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- May 28, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is pleased to announce that Cynthia Hutchison, senior director, has been recognized on the Crain’s Detroit Business list of Notable Women ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, May 24, 2019
Oxford, MI – Barron Industries is aiming to increase its exports of investment castings to Canada. Participating in a recent Canadian trade mission, company officials met with existing and prospective partners who require performance-critical castings and assemblies. The first stop on the mission was Doppelmayr Canada in St. Jerome, Quebec which uses Barron’s high-strength investment castings in ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Event Announcement, Government, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Over the nearly three decades since the concept of Lean manufacturing has been implemented, it has changed the way manufacturing companies do business.But technology has brought on the next phase: Industrie 4.0.Brought into popular use at the 2011 Hannover Messe in Germany, Industrie 4.0 is a cyber-physical system that facilitates more precise and timely decisions based on actual events rather ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Washington, D.C.– The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) today announces that work has begun on the creation of the second edition of the Invest in Insights Handbook.1 Since its release, many Insights leaders have leveraged version 1.0 the Invest in Insights Handbook to measure their ROI and demonstrate their value to the business. Leaning on these experiences, version 2.0 will include new ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships
Friday, May 03, 2019
Informational meeting set for May 7; deadline to register for trade mission is June 28  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., May 3, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is seeking small and medium-sized Michigan businesses ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Media Contacts:Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich., April 30, 2019 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 today at its Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts. ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 12, 2019
Event will draw hundreds of tech and manufacturing professionals to Detroit Institute of Arts for Smart Technology Expo, Tech Talks and dive into report’s key findings  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- April 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is increasing capacity to meet the soaring demand from its defense customers for aluminum, stainless and carbon steel precision castings. The company is growing its workforce by more than 30 percent and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift at its 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in southeast Michigan. An exhibitor at the  Michigan ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
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
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2019 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication, which includes both law firms and practitioners, identifies the world’s leading experts in trademark law from 70 global jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. Harness Dickey is ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, February 11, 2019
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466   TROY, Mich.--- Feb. 12, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, February 01, 2019
Chicago, IL – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the completion of American Airlines’ Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world. The new facility was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ghafari team members, and over 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This new processor board provides cost-effective, high-performance computing plus support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack® mPCIe mezzanine modules.Wixom, MI – Acromag, Inc. introduces the AcroExpress® VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer. The VPX6860 series features the 6th Generation Skylake Intel Xeon E3-1505M processor and CM236 PCH chipset for wide-ranging I/O ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 25, 2019
Program seeking interested manufacturers to serve as host sites  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 25, 2019 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is rolling out a new program that will provide university students ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 11, 2019
Dearborn, MI – Ghafari Associates is proud to announce that we received the following rankings in Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2019 Book of Lists”, a compilation of the business newspaper’s popular lists published throughout the year:·         #2 – Largest Architectural Firms·         #3 – Largest Engineering Companies·         #99 – Private 200 (Southeast Michigan’s largest privately-held ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, January 07, 2019
GONGOS APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER Decision Intelligence Company Announces Key Roles Alongside Growth ROYAL OAK, MI – January 7, 2019 – Gongos, Inc. names Debie Pomorski Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Cheryl Halverson Chief People Officer (CPO), as announced today by president & CEO Camille Nicita. Both women operated in key roles in 2018—a year in which the company ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Milestone
Friday, January 04, 2019
2019 milestone year to bring additional member perks and new programming to sharpen Industry 4.0 focus; business-generating trade missions continueMedia Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich.--- Jan. 7, 2019 --- 2019 marks Automation Alley’s 20th anniversary as a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Dearborn, MI – In this rapid-fire Q+A, Ki discusses a wide array of topics ranging from the firm’s approach to business development and how Ghafari promotes an inclusive culture to succession planning and personal career highlights.  “My career has never been static,” she says. “I enjoy what I do and bring that enthusiasm to the table on a regular basis. I love seeing the energy around new ideas ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, October 29, 2018
Plus, MEDC Smart Technology Expo  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. --- October 29, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce additional details about its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference taking place in Detroit on ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TROY, Mich. --- September 20, 2018--- Automation Alley is pleased to announce strong sponsorship support of its second annual Integr8 global Industry 4.0 conference, taking place in Detroit on Wednesday, November 14. The conference is focused on the eight core technologies of Industry 4.0: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
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
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Event expected to draw 750 attendees to Detroit; early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities available at integr8conference.com    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich.---June 27, 2018---Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
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
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The DEP CAE Engineering Conclave 2017, which took place on September8, 2017, at the Westin, Southfield in Detroit, USA brought together 300+ CAD and CAE users and decision makers to discuss trends and news on simulation and development topics. The event focused on advanced CAE technologies for lightweighting, optimization, morphing, automated meshing, fast modeling, and process ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Q1 of 2017 marked the launch of a new initiative at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, focused on helping Southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and technology companies better prepare for Industry 4.0, or the smart manufacturing technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.  The initiative kicked off in February with the debut of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Monday, January 07, 2002
Troy, Michigan – January 7, 2020 – WIT Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the eighth annual Great Lakes Data & Analytics Summit. The Summit will take place Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is a premier business analytics conference for  professionals who are interested in leveraging analytics and enabling data-driven ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement

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