Detroit/Farmington Hills-based H.W. Kaufman Group, a network of insurance companies, has announced that Josh Hunegs will join the company as a corporate vice president.
The University Research Corridor (URC), an alliance of Michigan State University in East Lansing, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University in Detroit, has announced the appointment of Britany Affolter-Caine as executive director. Affolter-Caine will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the URC.
Ann Arbor-based Swift Biosciences, a provider of library prep solutions for genomic sequencing, has named Nathan Wood as CEO. Wood’s hire follows Swift’s relocation and expansion of its headquarters, which doubles the company’s R&D and manufacturing space, as well as the opening of its first west-coast office in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Detroit-based Abbott Nicholson P.C. has announced that William D. Gilbride Jr. has been elected to the board of directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms that serves the legal needs of companies doing business across international markets. Gilbride has been involved with Meritas for more than 20 years.
Doeren Mayhew has announced that its shareholder, Jason LeRoy, has been selected as a 2018 “40 Under Forty” honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Jessica DeBone, economic incentives consultant and regional manager at PM Environmental in Berkley has won the Developing Leaders PRISM Award from EDR, a company that provides data and technology to property due diligence professionals.
Miller Canfield has announced that Julianne Cassin Sharp has joined the firm as a principal attorney and will lead the firm’s immigration practice.
Home furnishings and design source Leon and Lulu of Clawson has been named one of Home Accent Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the trade magazine. The Retail Stars list, now in its 14th year, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities, and stand out from the competition.
GST AutoLeather, a company specializing in automotive leather components, and its subsidiaries has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The exit is effective May 22. Leading the transition is new president and CEO Randy Johnson.
Royal Oak-Based Howard and Howard Wins International M&A Award for Key Advising for Cross-Border Deal
Royal Oak’s Howard & Howard, a full-service law firm providing legal counsel to businesses and business owners, has been recognized by the M&A Advisor-sponsored 2018 International M&A Awards as transactional legal counsel to Warren-based CEC Controls Co. during its acquisition by an affiliate of the United Kingdom-based John C. Wood Group.
HDT Automotive Solutions, a Michigan company that specializes in fluid-handling systems and precision aluminum parts, announced the appointment of Patrick Paige as CEO. Paige will be based in Michigan and will report to the company’s board of directors.
Brooks Kushman, a patent law firm based in Southfield, has announced the addition of shareholder Erica D. Klein to the its Southfield office.