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Angelique Power has been hired as the new president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation in Detroit. // Courtesy of the Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation in Detroit Names Angelique Power President and CEO

Angelique Power will become the new president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation in Detroit after previously serving as president at the Field Foundation in Chicago.The Skillman Foundation states Power is equipped to lead...
May Mobility is launching its fully autonomous shuttle service, A2GO, in Ann Arbor this October. // Courtesy of May Mobility

May Mobility’s Autonomous Vehicle Shuttle Service to be Launched in October

Ann Arbor-based May Mobility has announced its plan to launch a new autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service, the A2GO, in Ann Arbor this fall with a fleet of five fully autonomous on-demand vehicles.“We are...
Ann Arbor-based Campfire Interactive Inc., an automotive portfolio management provider, announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a reliable scalable cloud-based platform that would enable immediate cost-effective saving capabilities. This new cloud-based platform could help automotive companies organize and control complex problems found when creating, managing, or developing profitability plans. Many of the problems that arise are due to the frequent addition of new vehicle programs and complex supply chain and production related activities, the company states. Manually produced worksheets that model financial forecasts do not co-exist with the intricately calculated volumes, costs, pricings, and capacities of company’s products. The by-product of this is an automaker wasting money and time. “Campfire customers, like automotive suppliers who migrate to the AWS cloud, will see significant advancements in terms of capabilities, performance, and analysis,” says Pradeep Seneviratne, president and CEO of Campfire. “Machine learning technology will provide unprecedented business insights to support faster and more cost-efficient decision-making. The results will be much more accurate and predictable, and, in many cases, impossible to achieve without the technology.” The platform will allow Campfire to implement AWS’s full catalogue of purpose-built, cloud-native services, and innovative automotive industry solutions. AWS’s service, Amazon SageMaker, will be integrated into Campfire’s software to apply its ability to easily train, use, and program machine learning models for their own use of developing the platform. “Our goal is to empower the Campfire user community with industry-leading technology, and we recognize the importance of integrating the expertise and resources of our partners in making this happen,” says Seneviratne. “We believe in AWS technology and are working to fully leverage its capabilities to move us to new levels of cloud computing and reporting much faster than we could expect to get there on our own.” Automakers will have fast and easy access to many statistics, including cost, volume, and relationships.. From there, the users can create, analyze, change, mange long and short-term profitability models and much more. “Accurate forecasting is both a priority and a necessity for automotive customers. An engagement with Campfire reflects a customer commitment to accuracy and insight for a supplier’s financial, engineering, and sales organizations, and Campfire can rely on AWS for the insights and agility it needs to continue leading in the automotive supplier market,” says Bill Foy, director of automotive at AWS.

Ann Arbor’s Campfire Interactive Announces Strategic Collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Ann Arbor-based Campfire Interactive Inc., an automotive portfolio management provider, announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a reliable scalable cloud-based platform that would enable immediate cost-effective saving capabilities.This new...
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BDO USA Names Kevin Patterson Assurance Office Managing Partner

Leading accounting and advisory firm BDO USA has named Detroit accountant Kevin Patterson the new office managing partner.As the new Office Managing Partner, Patterson will be responsible for overseeing local assurance practices and providing...
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Families Against Narcotics Names Dunya Barash New Director of Operations

Macomb-Country based Families Against Narcotics (FAN), a nonprofit organization that works to spread awareness of substance use disorder (SUD) and support families/individuals who have been negatively impacted by it has named Dunya Barash as...
Alexa Voice Assistant in an automobile

Alexa Custom Assistant Gets First Integration of Voice Commands Inside Vehicles

Auburn Hills-based Continental and Germany-based Elektrobit (EB) have announced the first in-vehicle integration of the Alexa Custom Assistant, allowing car makers to automate and brand artificial voice assistant vehicle units.Continental’s experience creating automotive technologies...
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Yad Ezra Names Daniella HarPaz Mechnikov Executive Director

Daniella HarPaz Mechnikov, previously Yad Ezra’s marketing consultant, has been promoted and named executive director of the organization. In her new position, she will work to manage the foundation’s administration, programs, and strategic plans.Mechnikov’s...
Worker moving product in a cold storage facility.

Lineage Logistics to Acquire Clause Sørensen Group’s Cold Division

Novi-based Lineage Logistics (LLC), a temperature controlling and logistics solutions provider, has announced its plan of acquisition of the cold storage division from Denmark-based Claus Sørensen Group.Claus Sørensen is a large cold storage operator...
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Baraja Hires Paul Eichenberg as CSO and Jim Kane as VP of Automotive Engineering

Detroit Based Spectrum-Scan LiDAR company Baraja has hired Paul Eichenberg and Jim Kane to their team in an effort to reach global-scale LiDAR adoption into vehicles from all car manufacturers. Eichenberg will serve as...
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Doug Czajkowski Named Vice President of Philanthropy by Detroit Historical Society

Doug Czajkowski, current member of the executive team at Mount Clemens General Hospital and Wayne State University, in addition to other foundations, has accepted the position of vice president of philanthropy at the Detroit...

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