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Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan is managing editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers. Prior to joining DBusiness, he was a senior account executive at Campbell Marketing & Communications in Dearborn, working with the Motorcraft-Quick Lane racing teams in NASCAR and the NHRA. In other positions, he executed public relations and marketing strategies for several Tier One automotive suppliers. His journalism credits include The Football News-Basketball Weekly in Detroit, The Hardwood News in Lansing, Monday Morning Newspapers in Warren, and Ward’s Communications in Southfield. While at Ward’s, Mr. Keenan was part of a team that won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award in 1995. In late 2020, he published “Everybody Loves Mickey,” a biography of retired professional wrestler “Irish” Mickey Doyle. Mr. Keenan also is chairman of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and is a volunteer for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

Ford Motor Co. Announces Retirements in Treasury, Product Development, and Manufacturing

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced three long-serving global executives – Kenneth R. Kent, Joseph Bakaj, and Bill Russo – are retiring at the end of the year.

GP Strategies Corp. Acquires Bloomfield Hills’ TTi Global

TTi Global, a training, staffing, research, and consulting company headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, has been acquired by GP Strategies Corp. of Columbia, Md. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Denso in Southfield Invests Nearly $100 Million in Startups to Advance Mobility

Denso, which operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, says it has invested nearly $100 million over a four-year period in startup companies around the world as part of its long-term vision to provide software-based solutions focused on electrification, automated driving, connectivity, and shared economy.

German Developer Acquires Detroit’s Historic Seward Plaza Apartments

Optima Aegidius Group, a German-based investor and developer, has purchased the historic Seward Plaza Apartments building in the New Center area in Detroit for $2.6 million.

Ford’s New $45M Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township Utilizes 3-D Printers, Virtual Reality

About 100 engineers are working at Ford Motor Co.’s new $45-million Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township to integrate futuristic technologies like 3-D printing, collaborative robots, and virtual reality into the automaker’s current production processes.

Dykema in Detroit Acquires Washington, D.C.’s Loss, Judge & Ward Law Firm

Dykema, the Detroit-based law firm with 13 offices around the country, has acquired Loss, Judge & Ward, LLP of Washington, D.C. The move doubles Dykema's presence in the nation’s capital, bolsters Dykema’s commercial insurance practice, and enhances the reach and range of services available to Loss, Judge & Ward clients.

2020 Chevy Silverado, Third All-New Silverado in 18 Months, Debuts in February

Chevrolet says the 2020 Silverado HD, scheduled to debut in February, will be the most-capable and most-advanced version of the pickup ever. It also is the third all-new Silverado model, each designed for different customers, in the span of just 18 months.

Detroit Regional Chamber Reports Economy Continuing Upward Trajectory

The Detroit region’s economy continued to improve during the past year in just about every measurable category, according to officials from the Detroit Regional Chamber at its annual Economic and Automotive Outlook today at Ford Field.

Topgolf Opens Auburn Hills Facility on Friday, First in Michigan

It may be cold and snowing outside with Jingle Bells playing on the radio, but golfers and non-golfers in southeastern Michigan will have a place to get their swings in starting Friday at 9 a.m. when Topgolf at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills officially opens its doors.

Detroit Medical Imaging Software Developer SpinTech Lands Investment to Enhance Brain Scan MRIs

SpinTech, a Detroit-based developer of medical imaging software, has received an unspecified investment from Holland, Mich.’s Genesis Innovation Group’s cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II LP to continue its work to commercialize improvements in brain scan MRIs.