Round the Clock
Neetu Seth likes to say her company never sleeps. A native of India who launched Novi-based NITS Solutions in 2009, Seth has offices here and in India that leverage an array of online data to…
Troy-based Wealth Management Firm Expands into Europe
Longtime Troy-based wealth management firm Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew has acquired Emerson & Partner U.S. Tax GmbH, a tax firm based in Zurich, Switzerland – its first venture overseas. The Troy company also has offices in Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Charlotte, N.C.
Henry Ford Health System Enhances Patient Care Through Lab Automation Partnership
Henry Ford Health System Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Detroit announced a partnership with Beckman Coulter, Inc. that enhances and streamlines operations by fully automating the Henry Ford Hospital laboratory and modernizes equipment at 12 other Henry Ford locations.
AccessPoint Names Spencer Packer Director of Marketing and Communication
Accesspoint of Farmington Hills has announced that Spencer Packer will assume the role of director of marketing and communications, a new position.
RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan Announces Vice President of Management Services
RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan, the No. 1 real-estate brand in metro Detroit, has hired Jeanette Schneider to rejoin the region as vice president of management services.
Doctor of Education Joins Munetrix as Senior Education Consultant
Bob Kittle, President of Munetrix, has announced doctor of education William “Bill” Hamilton, as the new role of Senior Education Consultant for its school business segment as the company continues to round out its advisory team.
Near Perfect Media Adds Sarah Locricchio as Senior Vice President
Birmingham-based public relations agency, Near Perfect Media has hired Sarah Locricchio as senior vice president.
For the first time, organizers of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will complement the debut of concept vehicles and new models with AutoMobili-D, an exhibition of future mobility platforms and emerging transportation networks.
Crafted by Lear
With a 2009 bankruptcy in the rearview mirror, Matt Simoncini and Lear Corp. have set their sights on expanding the supplier’s global automotive seating business by cultivating its Detroit roots.
Driving the Future
With an array of propulsion systems driven by rising government regulations, the automotive industry and its consumer base have never been more confused or perplexed.
Q&A: Dr. David E. Cole
Dr. David E. Cole is chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, and former director of the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation at the […]
Q&A: Stephanie Brinley
IHS Automotive senior analyst Stephanie Brinley, who has 23 years of automotive experience, 13 of them in analysis, addresses future propulsion systems.
Big Three Executive: General Motors Co. 2017
The automaker posted third-quarter earnings of $2.8 billion in 2016, more than doubling its earnings during the same period last year. The company recently partnered with the ride sharing company, Lyft. GM and Lyft have plans to test a fleet of self-driving taxis on public roads next year.
NSF International’s Bob Pietrowski to Retire as Vice President of Global Health Sciences Division
Global public health and safety organization, NSF International, has announced the retirement of Bob Pietrowski, a 40-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and vice president of NSF International’s Global health sciences division since 2013.
Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld Named CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has appointed Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld as the organization’s chief executive officer.
REDICO Promotes Samantha Eckhout to Senior Vice President of Development
Southfield-based national real estate development, investment and property management company, REDICO, announced the promotion of Samantha Eckhout to senior vice president of development.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization Annual Party
The Detroit chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organizaition, a global peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners, hosted their annual party at the Waterview Loft in Detroit on January 28. Guests enjoyed dinner, beverages, and dancing at the Detroit City Lights themed-event.
Ann Arbor-based Robotics Industries Association Reports Record Sales Last Year
The Robotics Industries Association, an Ann Arbor-based advocate for safety and innovation in robotics, today announced the North American robotics market broke all-time records for orders and shipments in 2016.
Big Three Executives: Ford Motor Co. 2017
After posting $2.2 billion in third-quarter earnings a year ago (the company’s best third-quarter ever), Ford came back to earth in 2016. The company saw its third-quarter earnings drop to just $1 billion. Ford will look to rebound with sales of its popular F-Series Super Duty pickup in 2017
Letter from the Editor: Coming Home
As major announcements go, the decision by the Detroit Pistons to move to Little Caesars Arena from the Palace of Auburn Hills happened in a flash — or within seven months’ time.
Big Three Executives: FCA 2017
Last year, FCA lost $421 million in the third- quarter (mostly to cover the cost of future recalls and vehicles lost in a plant explosion in China). This year, the automaker got back on track, posting a profit of $659 million in the third-quarter.
Destined For Broadway
Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the producer of the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton, says the atmosphere at his production company is “four burners always going.”
January – February 2017 Commentary
As DTE Energy in Detroit moves to retire several aging coal plants by 2030, the utility’s plan to build a 255-mile pipeline to transport natural gas from eastern Ohio to Michigan should be approved by the federal government.
University of Michigan Appoints Angela Kujava as Desai Accelerator Director
The Ross School of Business’s Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Center of Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering today announced the appointment of Angela Kujava as the managing director for the Desai Accelerator, which supports new ventures at a critical stage in their development with funding, office space, and mentorship, among other resources and guidance.
Kris Smith named Director of the Detroit Sports Commission
Kris Smith has been named the director of the Detroit Sports Commission, a wholly-owned subsidiary for the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Bank of Ann Arbor Hires Vice President, Mortgage Department Manager and Trust Officer
Bank of Ann Arbor has announced the addition of Jim Fagan, vice president and mortgage department manager and Jena Agler, Trust officer.
The Learning Experience in Northville Names Melissa Kerley as Center Director
Northville-based academy of early education, The Learning Experience, has named Melissa Kerley as their center director.
Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski Joins Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein
Former District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, has joined Southeast Michigan-based Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC as an attorney focused on legal issues related to abuse.
BullsEye Names New Executive Sales Leadership
Southfield-based telecom solutions provider, Bullseye Telecom, has announced the appointments of Brian Babich as vice president of channel sales and Chris Otenbaker as vice president of corporate accounts.
Ford Invests $1B in Argo AI, Works Towards Leading Autonomous Vehicle Market
Dearborn-based automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced a $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI over the next five years, to develop a virtual driver system for the autonomous vehicle Ford has planned for 2021, and for potential licensing opportunities.
The Need for Speed
Victory Lane promises quick oil changes, quality service.
NECA Appoints New Board of Directors
The Southeastern Michigan chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association has announced the appointment of Stephen W. Talbot and John J. Fulgenzi to its board of directors.
King of Design
Mike Simcoe takes the design helm at General Motors Co.
Michigan Council of Women In Technology Announce New Leadership
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation today announced Carey Pachla as their new vice president.
Butzel Long Attorney Elected as Officer of the Detroit Athletic Club’s Board of Directors
Attorney and shareholder of Bloomfield Hills-based law firm Butzel Long, Geoffrey S. Gallinger, has been elected to the board of directors for another three-year term at the historic Detroit Athletic Club.
Concorde Holdings Hires Danielle Kammeyer as Director of Brokerage Operations
Concorde Holdings, a Livonia-based private firm offering services and support for financial professionals, has hired Danielle Kammeyer as its new director of brokerage operations.
Construction Association of Michigan Appoints Sam Ruegsegger to Board of Directors
The Construction Association of Michigan today announced the appointment of Sam Ruegsegger, project executive for the Christman Co., to its board of directors. In this role, Ruegsegger will serve as a representative for the Michigan construction industry for a term expiring in 2020.
The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn looks to relocate to the Motor City.
Barton P. Buxton Named President and CEO of McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland, a 328-bed medical center in Pontiac, has announced the appointment of Barton P. Buxton as president and CEO.
Amy Perlman Promoted to Vice President and Controller for ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp., an independent electric transmission company based in Novi, today announced that Amy S. Perlman has been promoted to vice president and controller.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate Promotes Lee Hurwitz to President
Broder & Sachse Real Estate, a Birmingham-based development company, today announced the promotion of longtime leadership team member Lee Hurwitz to president.
If Michigan is to stay atop the automotive industry, it must continue to pass laws and provide funding for autonomous vehicle research.
The Detroit Industrial Vehicle Co. started building milk trucks in 1926, a dozen years before its Model U became a cultural icon.
Detroit’s Louisiana Creole Gumbo Restaurant charts a national expansion.
New Hydrogen unit boosts the fuel efficiency of diesel engines.
A mobil oil platform developed by Atlas Oil Co. in Taylor boosts efficiency and improves safety.
2017 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide
Among the 212 individual auto dealerships in the five-county, southeast Michigan region, the overall value of the 327,044 cars and trucks sold or leased from Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016 was $11 billion.*