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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Protecting the climatePhoenix Contact forges ahead with corporate action for the climate and energy revolution  Middletown, Pa. – Phoenix Contact is taking action to combat climate change and to empower the new clean energy revolution. To this end, the corporate strategy is based on the principle of an “All Electric Society” – the vision that enough energy can be generated from renewable sources ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 22, 2021
DETROIT – McDonald Hopkins has been announced as one of 12 national finalists in the Cyber Law Firm of the Year 2021 category of Advisen’s 8th Annual Cyber Risk Awards.   “We are honored to be nominated and thank our clients, carriers, brokers, vendors and partners for their commitment to our team,” said Dominic Paluzzi, co-chair of the McDonald Hopkins national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman is delighted to announce that CEO Sangeeta Shah and Chief Diversity Officer Chanille Carswell were selected for this year’s class of the Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Detroit Business. The women featured in the Notable Women in Law report are selected based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Join Foster Swift attorneys Mindi Johnson and Amanda Dernovshek as they discuss trending employee benefits topics in 2021. This session is geared for HR personnel and business owners.  Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pmFee: No ChargeRegistration:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_izWiYvvETNCW_jndQZSq5A   The ongoing pandemic has brought myriad new ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Education
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Event will explain how additive manufacturing and 3D printing are being used by small and medium-sized enterprises to help build nation’s new economy  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com, 248.709.5974  TROY, Mich.—April 21, 2021—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Each spring, Oakland University recognizes three students for distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars and leaders on campus and in the community.  The Alfred G. Wilson and Matilda R. Wilson awards – the most prestigious honors the university presents to students – have recognized OU’s top male and female scholars and leaders since 1965. The awards commemorate the Wilson family, whose ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 20, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Evonne Xu was selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 2021. The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others. Xu represents an international roster of ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Jennifer Dukarski,Butzel Long attorney, shareholder and leader of the firm’s Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicle Specialty team, has been appointed to the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Standing Committee on Emerging Technology Law. Her term runs through April 14, 2024.  The Transportation Research Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 19, 2021
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com, 248.709.5974  TROY, Mich.—April 19, 2021—Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America, is pleased to announce that Project DIAMOnD (Digital, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 16, 2021
A $300,000 grant from Ballmer Group to the Talent Development Coalition Construction Pre-Apprentice Program is lighting the path to a financially secure future for Pontiac school graduates and young-adult residents in the city and surrounding area as they prepare for employment in the construction trades.   Created in 2019 by Oakland University Professor David Strubler, Ph.D., in ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 14, 2021 – Veteran gaming attorney A.C. Ansani has joined Howard & Howard and will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office. Ansani has been a fixture in the gaming industry since 1998. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he served as vice president-legal and chief gaming counsel for the gaming division of Scientific Games Corporation. There, Ansani managed the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Detroit, MI, April 14, 2021 – Akebono Brake Corporation selects PROLIM to deploy Solid Edge® software and Teamcenter® X software from Siemens Digital Industries Software to drive digital transformation. With more than 90 years of brake design and production expertise employing over 9,000 people worldwide, with over 3,500 in North America, Akebono provides the world’s automotive industry with ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah will be a panelist in an upcoming IPWatchdog event, the PTAB Masters™ 2021: Winning at the PTAB. This event will have sessions that will focus on “Beating the PTAB” from the viewpoint of the patent owner. From patent prosecution strategies to harden a portfolio prior to assertion, through PTAB trial and litigation tactics and strategies, this ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
At FZ, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and expand our people, our processes, and our offerings in order to provide our customers with the best solutions on the market. For this reason, we are excited to announce that FZ is now a Gold Certified Integrator for Ignition, an Integrated Software Platform by Inductive Automation. Being Gold Certified affirms our experience and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Smart ElementsExtremely compact, customizable I/O modules for Axioline F product family  Middletown, Pa. – The new Axioline Smart Elements (SE) from Phoenix Contact make it easy to create a customized I/O station that occupies minimal DIN rail space. In addition to their compact size, Smart Elements are easy to configure and cost-effective.  With a footprint of just 15 x 62 mm, a single ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 12, 2021
In today’s manufacturing environment, it is impractical to think that you need the newest equipment on the market to stay up-to-date. While integrating old and new devices together into one network can be tricky, there are solutions available to do just that. Luckily, with Kepware’s software solutions, manufacturers can easily connect a myriad of devices through a variety of protocols on their ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Jonathon TammDynamics Group248-251-5779j.tamm@dynamics-group.com  Dynamics Group Wins Manufacturer Of The Week Award  Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, Dynamics Group helps companies design & engineer their tools, prototypes, and parts. For more information, visit dynamics-group.com or email j.tamm@dynamics-group.com. “We are proud to announce we were awarded the Manufacturer of the week by ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships
Friday, April 09, 2021
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman is delighted to welcome Clinton Hallman to the firm as Of Counsel. Hallman is a dynamic legal professional with a vast range of legal and leadership experience across many industries.Having decades of in-house experience, Hallman will be largely working with firm leadership to support various firm-wide mentoring and training efforts such as conducting workshops ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, April 09, 2021
Following a national search, Oakland University has selected Elaine K. Carey, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin her role on June 30, 2021.  Dr. Carey currently serves as founding dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science at Purdue University Northwest, where she has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility since 2017. In her ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Middletown, Pa. – Phoenix Contact invites customers to experience Phoenix Contact Dialog Days – Edition Hannover Messe. From April 12 –16, 2021, this interactive digital trade fair will feature nearly 40 live conferences, along with guided tours, live chats, and more.Visitors can learn about the latest trends in electrification, automation, digitalization, and more. Some of the topics will ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
TROY, Mich., April 7, 2021 — Walsh announced today that its online Master of Science in Finance has ranked the No. 1 non-GMAT program on Intelligent’s list of Top 50 Master’s in Finance Degrees. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,280 accredited colleges and universities and each program is evaluated on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 7, 2021 – Howard & Howard is very pleased to announce that long-time attorney Lisa S. Gretchko has been appointed to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan. On March 30, 2021 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement and Ms. Gretchko was sworn-in during a private ceremony and assumed her judicial ...read more
Categories: Government, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
As an Industry 4.0 technology integrator, FZ constantly seeks out the best platform options for our customers. We’re excited to announce our partnership with Samsara, an IoT solutions platform that brings cloud solutions to manufacturing operations. Samsara acts as a wireless gateway in connecting PLCs to the cloud. Users can take advantage of its integrative dashboard tools and the multiple ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, April 05, 2021
In today’s manufacturing environment, it is impractical to think that you need the newest equipment on the market to stay up-to-date. While integrating old and new devices together into one network can be tricky, there are solutions available to do just that. Luckily, with Kepware’s software solutions, manufacturers can easily connect a myriad of devices through a variety of protocols on their ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, April 05, 2021
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Thomas A. Kabel, attorney and shareholder, Butzel Long, has once again been appointed Corporate/ Real Estate Practice Department Chair, a role he previously served in for six years.Based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Kabel concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance. He has been involved in all facets of ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 05, 2021
Acromag’s New Ethernet Remote I/O Modules Support I/O Expansion of up to 64 channels with a Mix of Signal Types on a Single IP AddressEthernet modules interface 16 analog or discrete I/O channels and feature an I/O expansion bus linking up to three additional I/O modules.Wixom, MI: Acromag’s new BusWorks® NT series remote I/O modules provide an Ethernet interface for analog, discrete and ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, April 01, 2021
TROY, Mich., April 1, 2021 - Walsh president and CEO Michael Levens, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Teresa Esshaki to the position of vice president, CFO and treasurer, overseeing finance and facilities for the college, effective March 29, 2021. Esshaki has over 20 years of experience in financial leadership positions, most recently serving as CEO of Glacier Advisory Partners. Prior to ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, April 01, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. –  Kurtis T. Wilder, a shareholder with Butzel Long, has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame Class of 2021. He is one of 21 attorneys who will be honored during a virtual program on April 13 and profiled in an upcoming edition.  Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Wilder concentrates his practice in litigation, appeals, and mediation and facilitation. Justice ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 01, 2021
TROY, Mich., April 1, 2021— Walsh has introduced a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), an intensive, part-time program designed for working professionals and comprised of online coursework, Zoom-enabled remote delivery and on-campus engagement opportunities to advance knowledge of business administration through applied research. The first cohort of students will be admitted in the fall 2021 ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, April 01, 2021
  The Oakland University Esports team has announced the addition of Overwatch to the list of games the Golden Grizzlies will compete in, beginning in fall 2021. Oakland currently competes in League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. "We are very excited to add Overwatch to our Esports program," Head Coach Carl Leone said. "It includes many aspects that we look for in a ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, April 01, 2021
We welcome Daeyoung Accounting Corp., our new member firm in South Korea, to the global accountancy network UHY, strengthening our representation in the Asia Pacific region. The firm is in the process of adopting the UHY branding and will soon be known as UHY Daeyoung Accounting Corp.  Daeyoung Accounting Corp. was established in 2010 and has over 60 professional staff, including 25 CPAs, ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, New Partnerships
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Plano, Texas – March 31, 2021– PROLIM Global Corporation (“PROLIM”) announced today that it has acquired Profile 500 Corporation. (“Profile 500”) is a Chicago-based corporation that has an excellent network of IT consultants across the United States offering IT consulting services. Profile 500 headquartered in Chicago, IL offers direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract services. Profile 500 is ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Partnerships, General News Article
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 30, 2021 – Attorney Brian A. Kreucher has been named to “Michigan’s Go To Employment Law Lawyers” class of 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes the top 20 lawyers across the state in a given practice area as nominated by their peers. A “Michigan Go To Lawyer” is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Troy, MI – March 2021 – Leading ARAS systems integration partners, PROSTEP, is now a PLATINUM sponsor at this year’s ARAS ACE2021 event. As a longtime ARAS partner, PROSTEP gives ARAS users the engineering products and services to successfully increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide end-to-end traceability with an integrated engineering framework, OpenPDM. OpenPDM connectors extend ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, General News Article
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long’s newly elected Board member and Vice President, Geaneen M. Arends, is the first person of color and third woman to serve in this law firm leadership role in the firm’s 167 year history.  Last October, Arends, a shareholder, was named Practice Department Chair for the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice Departments. She is responsible for the management and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, March 29, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. –  Justin G. Klimko, President and CEO, Butzel Long, will receive the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) DetroitLifetime Achievement Award at an event later this year. The award is presented as part of ACG Detroit’s Annual M&A All Star Awards. Klimko is a Board Member and Secretary of ACG Detroit.Klimko, based in the firm’s Detroit office, has extensive experience in securities ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, March 29, 2021
The Oakland University Center for Autism is offering a free virtual event series for Autism Awareness Month in April. The series will highlight various topics, including World Autism Day, jobs in the autism field, personal insights about living with autism, and autism research at OU.  Autism Series Kick-off on World Autism Awareness Day Friday, April 2, Noon *This is World Autism Awareness ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Monday, March 29, 2021
Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Hubs chronicle Industry 4.0 manufacturing challenges, complexities, and innovation throughout the pandemic with a call for greater collaboration in 2021    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — March 29, 2021 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, March 25, 2021
On-site evaluation confirms OCC has a top-notch facility, impressive faculty and a program that meets and exceeds all the criteria the ASE Education Foundation requires for accreditation   OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – March 25, 2021- Oakland Community College’s Automobile Servicing program has achieved national accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. ASE is the National Institute for ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 24, 2021 – Attorney Jeffrey A. Hoover has been selected as an “M&A All Star Advisor of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit. He will be honored at the 6th Annual M&A All Star Awards Program on June 15, 2021. Each year, ACG Detroit celebrates the men and women who have made incredible strides in the M&A community through its M&A All Star Awards. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
For a second straight election cycle, Oakland University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The designation is valid through December 2022.  The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus initiative is to boost efforts that help students overcome barriers to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. –  Blockchain technology is innovating industries from banking and finance to healthcare and supply chains. Blockchain, a distributed ledger used for linking information, is a game changer because it provides a secure and permanent way to store and share volumes of information.   Butzel Long is offering a webinar series led by firm attorney William Kraus, who specializes in legal ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, March 12, 2021
Barron Industries Participates in Aerospace and Defense Supplier SummitOxford, MI - Barron Industries is an exhibitor at the virtual Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit(ADSS) in Seattle March 15 – 17,  2021. The supply chain event, which is the rescheduled ADSS 2020, brings together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Darmstadt, March 2021 – The more complex and variant-rich products become, the more time-consuming it is for companies to reliably analyze and evaluate the technical and financial impact of changes. The challenges grow when a large number of partners and domains are involved in the product development process. Impact analyses are designed to help companies identify the possible impact of product ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
“Pushing Rocks Uphill” details her journey from telecomm sales in a nascent industry, to abilities advocate for Down syndrome, to global advanced manufacturing champion    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — February 22, 2021 —Automation Alley, an ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Middletown, Pa. – The new CHARX charging inlets from Phoenix Contact E-Mobility enable both low- and high-power charging (HPC) of electric vehicles. The Combined Charging Systems (CCS) inlets allow continuous charging at up to 250 A, and temporarily up to 500 A and 1000 V. This is the highest charge rating currently available, making it possible to charge a vehicle in just a few minutes.   The ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, February 01, 2021
At FZ, we understand that the future of manufacturing starts with today's technology. We're passionate about coming alongside our customers throughout their digital transformation journey in a way that reduces headaches, increases innovation, and delivers a simple and phased approach towards the values that Industry 4.0 has to offer. In order to ensure that our customers are equipped with the ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Friday, January 15, 2021
FZ acquires staff and opens N.C. office while Dynics acquires IIOT proprietary software platform. (Walker, MI and Charlotte, N.C) – Grand Rapids electrical services and industrial technology firm Feyen Zylstra announces it has acquired Dynics Services Group, the North Carolina based engineering division of Ann Arbor’s Dynics, Inc. and that Dynics has acquired Feyen Zylstra’s Industrial Internet ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    Contact:          Glenn Oswald /David Stoyka                           Marx Layne & Company                          (248) 855-6777 – office                       (313) 418-1635 – mobile                         (313) 570-7899 – mobile                          goswald@marxlayne.com                         dstoyka@marxlayne.com  TROY, Mich. – Jan. 5, 2021 – MedSupply, a Troy-based supplier of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “The New USMCA: Key Issues, Challenges, and Impact on the Global Automotive Industry” https://globalautoindustry.com/the-new-usmca-key-issues-challenges-and-impact-on-the-global-automotive-industry/ features Leslie Alan Glick.  Mr. Glick is co-chair of the Butzel Long International Trade and Customs Specialty team. He is a specialist in international ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Event will address how companies can best position themselves within the shifting dynamics of a global economy    TROY, Mich. — December 16, 2020 — International business experts will be on tap to discuss the opportunities and challenges of doing business globally at Automation Alley’s annual Global Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond on Thursday, January 14, in a livestream only event from ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is pleased to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit has named Joe Buick Vice President of Business Development for the agency. In this role, effective January 1, 2021, Buick’s primary role will be to develop new business opportunities across all divisions of the agency. He will work closely with all agency stakeholders including ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, December 28, 2020
Darmstadt, December 2020 – The ever increasing level of networking in the automotive industry means that information security plays a key role when it comes to organizing business relationships. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has defined uniform requirements for this purpose and compliance is checked by means of regular audits: Trusted Information Security Assessment ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, General News Article
Friday, December 18, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Is the U.S. a hardship location for foreign auto industry professionals? Supporting a move or travel to the U.S. from Germany, Korea, Brazil, or other countries” https://globalautoindustry.com/is-the-u-s-a-hardship-location-for-foreign-auto-industry-professionals/ features Andrew Jernigan.  Mr. Jernigan is the CEO and founder of Insured Nomads, and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Bangalore, December 10, 2020: Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s Industrial Automation Business, announces it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PARI, India's largest Industrial Automation Company. The combined capabilities of Wipro and Pari will help broaden its offering, expand global footprint, and strengthen its ability to forge deeper customer relationships in India and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Mexico’s Strategic Manufacturing Trends: The Shelter Competitive Advantage” https://globalautoindustry.com/mexicos-strategic-manufacturing-trends-the-shelter-competitive-advantage/ features Salomon Noble, CEO for Mexico-based Intermex Industrial Parks. Salomon is an expert in the Mexican Manufacturing and Maquiladora Industry (IMMEX / “Twin ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, December 07, 2020
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview "Ensuring Upturn Readiness Globally through Multi-Tier Collaboration and Blockchain” https://globalautoindustry.com/ensuring-upturn-readiness-globally-through-multi-tier-collaboration-and-blockchain/ features Rick Diefenderfer.  Mr. Diefenderfer has been a Partner with CGN Global since 2012, leading the Supply Chain and Business Transformation Group. ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
This new AcroPack® module combines multi-core ARM processors, FPGA capabilities and I/O interfaces on a rugged, high-density platform for embedded computing applicationsWixom, MI: Acromag’s new APZU series expands their offering of mini PCIe-based AcroPack modules with a programmable I/O solution featuring the Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-a-chip (MPSoC). Three models are ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
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
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Darmstadt, November 2020 – OSRAM Continental is one of the first automotive suppliers in Germany to have moved its entire IT landscape to the cloud. The joint venture, which was founded two years ago and combines the expertise of the two parent companies OSRAM and Continental in the fields of lighting, electronics and software, exchanges product data via PROSTEP's cloud-based data exchange ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monday, August 31, 2020
Wixom, MI: The newest addition to Acromag’s Vertu™ brand of innovative instrumentation is the VPM2000 Series of loop-powered display meters with process current output and alarm capabilities. These instruments supplement the digital indicator functions of a panel meter with optional 4-20mA isolator output and/or alarm trip solid-state relays. A dual-line LCD display has large 0.7 inch digits, an ...read more
Categories: 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
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, 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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
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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
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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 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
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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
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
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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