Possible Advisory board Members 19-DEC-07 Version

COMPANY ab=advisory board; i=interviewee; r=resource/  referral; m=misc LAST FIRST TITLE Disciplines      ASE=applied; BSE=bio syst; CHE=chemical; CIV=civil; CPE=computer eng; CSE=comp sci; EE=electric; ME=mechanical Firm description Activity (who, what, when) MAIN PHONE E-MAIL
American Axle   Gray Carrie Director, Corporate Relations    Carrie is an engineer.  Her boss, Dick Dauch, is the former head of NAM, former chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber.   313.758.4880 grayc@aam.com
American Chemical Technologies                  
Cascade Engineering   Keller Fred Chairman, President & CEO   Fred Keller pushes the envelope on wind tech.  President's Council for Manufacturing (U.S.). Right Place manufacturing council.  Cascade Engineering is a leader in engineered plastic systems and components.   616.975.4801 kellerf@cascadeng.com
Cascade Engineering   Kluz Pat Executive Assistant       616.254.4112 kluzp@cascadeng.com
CPI Engineering                  
Ciber   Stanis Jason     Jason Stanis is a former grad student in my Dept. He is now working for Ciber - headquartered in Colorado, but Jason is posted at the large Detroit Office. Although he is in computer science rather than other engineering areas, he still might be a reasonable person to interview at least. Jason and I have been talking, and he expressed an interest in our CPACE project. (Jon Sticklen)
  www.ciber.com jstanis@msualum.com
DaimlerChrysler (1)   Hoffman Fred Director, State Relations       248.512.3352 fwh4@dcx.com
DASI Solutions   Darbyshire David Bitmap   Bitmap Run By Engineers FOR Engineers ;DASI Solutions is Heavily Technically Focused.  More than Half of our Staff are Mechanical Engineers giving us the tools to Support our Customers        
Deloitte   Laughman Steve U.S. Automotive Industry Leader; Deputy Leader of Global Manufacturing Practice       313.396.2590 slaughman@deloitte.com
Dow Chemical (7)   Herrala David Michigan Operations Learning Leader       (989) 636 - 2325 DKHerrala@dow.com
Focus:  HOPE   Hall Tracy Interim Manager, Government Affairs;   Focus: HOPE established the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) in 1993 to provide those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to obtain degrees and hands-on experience in fields with entry-level jobs. CAT stems from a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Departments of Defense, Commerce, Education, and Labor, and integrates hands-on manufacturing training and academic learning within a state-of-the-art production setting. Through CAT, Focus: HOPE partners with five universities and six Federal contractors to offer an associate or bachelor of manufacturing engineering technology degree. CAT program participants work on manufacturing and research and development projects--many of which are for the Department of Defense--for General Motors and/or DaimlerChrysler. In 2005, 42 CAT participants graduated with bachelor degrees and 113 CAT participants graduated with associate degrees. At the end of 2005, the average starting salary of a CAT graduate with a bachelor in manufacturing engineering technology degree was $57,000 per year.   313.494.4267 Hallt@focushope.edu
Ford Motor Company (2)   Pryde Charlie Manager, Government Affairs       313.845.2930 cpryde@ford.com
Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA)           GEMA is joint venture of Chrysler, Mitsubishi Motors, and Hyundai Motor Company for developing a line of shared engines. A rigorous training program with more than1,500 hours of orientation and training has yielded a highly qualified and dedicated workforce. The employee teams are adopting the latest practices of lean production and quality control. Employee absenteeism is under two percent, well below the industry average. requires: 2 Year Technical/College Degree, journeyperson status, or 5 years
machining/CNC experience; Successful scoring on DDI tests for skills, job fit, judgment and problem solving. http://www.cargroup.org/mbs2006/pdf/0807_wcm_coventry_bruce.pdf
General Electric (9)                  
General Motors (11)               313.665.2916 tayce.wakefield@gm.com
Gerotech   Skodzinsky Bob Active--sells and lends machine tools; engineering services.       734.379.7788 x 327 bskodzinsky@gerotechinc.com
Hemloch SemiConductor   Skufca Gregory     Major new employment initiative in Saginaw/Bay/Midland area.   Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, the world's leading producer of polycrystalline silicon, will begin construction of a $400-$500 million expansion at its Hemlock, Mich. headquarters in December.  The expansion is driven by increasing demand for polycrystalline silicon, the cornerstone material used in the production of solar cells used to manufacture renewable energy from light rays and semiconductor device manufacturing.

The Hemlock Semiconductor expansion will increase site capacity by 50 percent, and is expected to generate more than 100-150 full-time direct jobs, and an equal number of contractor positions in the next three years.   Additionally, there will be 400 temporary local contractor jobs created during construction of the expansion.  Phase one of the two-phase expansion project is expected to be completed in January 2008, with a potential second phase concluding a year later.  Hemlock Semiconductor expects the solar energy industry to grow at a 20-25 percent pace over the next 10 years. 

Honda (5)                  
Konnech Inc.   Yu Eugene President & CEO   4211 Okemos Road, Suite 2, 3, & 4; Okemos, MI 48864 Mr. Yu sent a note asking about access to MSU students who might be participating in the project. "Garth" and Tom Wolff responded. Possible SC or I candidate. DATE Phone: 517 381-1830 Ext 203 eyu@konnech.com
Lockheed Martin (4)                  
Munro & Associates   Munro Sandy     Employs about 30 engineers. NASA Innovation Advisor.  A frequent speaker and advisor to some of the world's top manufacturing executives on implementing cultural change and integrated product development strategies, Sandy Munro offers his clients a wealth of perspective and a penchant for technology transfer. Although he began his career in the automotive industry and has worked extensively with global automakers and key tier one suppliers, his expertise and insight cuts across virtually every segment of the manufacturing industry.
One of the pioneers in the application of design for assembly (DFA)/design for manufacturability (DFM) principles, Sandy Munro founded his consulting firm, Munro & Associates, Inc., in 1988 to help North American manufacturers harness the power of concurrent engineering/DFM to reach new levels of global competitiveness.
Since that time, Munro & Associates, Inc. has helped manufacturers of all types of products-from airplanes to toys, appliances to medical devices, and automobiles to electronics-to save an estimated $9 billion and retain or return to North America some 65,000 jobs. Also, his company's service portfolio has expanded to include a number of interrelated tools to help manufacturing companies succeed, including ergonomics consulting, competitive benchmarking, strategic product planning, value analysis/value-engineering services, and the Quality Report Card, which can help companies reach six sigma quality levels
  248.362.5110 www.leandesign.com
Sargent Lundy (5)                  
Shell Oil (8)                  
TechSmith (6)   Walsh Amy HR Manager         a.walsh@techsmith.com
Union Pacific Railfoad (4)                  
Whirlpool (5)                  
E-Prize, Google (1)                  
Design Simulations Technololgy   Alan Wegienka             alan.wegienka@design-simulation.com
Immersive Engineering       http://www.immersive.biz/imrsv/product.cfm Virtual Training Environment          
Michigan Department of Transportation (2)   Alghurabi Mohammed            
TARDEC/TACOM (1)   Mathes Thomas Executive Director, Product Development-TARDEC
  TARDEC, part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), is headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Mich. It is the Nation's laboratory for advanced military automotive technology. TARDEC's mission is to provide full service life cycle engineering support to the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, the Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and the Program Manager for Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team. TARDEC supports more than 2800 Army systems and many of the Army's and DoD's top joint warfighter development programs. TARDEC's mission is to provide full service life cycle engineering support to the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, the Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and the Program Manager for Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team. TARDEC supports more than 2800 Army systems and many of the Army's and DoD's top joint warfighter development programs.   586.574.5802/7956 ;  586.909.6884
mathest@tacom.army.mil,  thom.mathes@us.army.mil
Michigan Governor's Office   Frank Samuel Science Advisor, Technology Division          
USAF (1)                  
Automation Alley i/s Anderson Tom            
Association of Energy Engineers i/s               {+}http://www.aeecenter.org/+
American Society of Civil Engineers n Fishback, Thompson Carr, Huber   For the CEE group I have suggested Fishback, Thompson Carr and Huber (contact can be made through the person on the CEE advisory board) as an industry rep and the American Society of Civil Engineering as an association rep.         Neeraj Buch Recommendation
American Society of Mechincal Engineers                  
American Society for Engineering Education                  
American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers                  
Society of Automotive Engineers                  
Aeronautical Engineers                  
International Engineering Consortium           The IEC provides high-quality educational opportunities for engineering and communications professionals, academics, and students via events, publications and on-line education.      
LINC c Harb Larry     About LINC: LINC, an IT development association, is mid-Michigan's premier organization for Information Technology (IT) professionals, technology enablers, users and vendors. Its mission is to raise the profile of the IT industry in Mid-Michigan by creating educational programs, networking opportunities and career enrichment to those in the technology professional and industry. The members of LINC consist of professionals in both small businesses and large corporations. LINC is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) association. (from Jon Sticklen)   517-381-9909  
Michigan Manufacturers Association   Hadden Chuck Vice President       517-487-8550 hadden@mma-net.org
MMTC   Coast Michael President       888.414.6682 x 1202 mcoast@mmtc.org
MMTC   Luria Daniel Vice President       888.414.6682 x 1144 dluria@mmtc.org
Michigan Small Tech   Bedz John     MISTA's goal is to help foster growth in Michigan's emerging small tech sector. Our members come from a wide cross section of Michigan companies, universities and organizations that are working with micro and nanotechnologies, or working in support of companies that do.

Small tech, micro and nanotechnology, is already having an impact on our lives. These embedded technologies are improving our lives by making products lighter, faster, cheaper to produce and safer for both consumers and the environment. They are currently being employed in such diverse products as: Automobiles, Cellphones, Medical Devices, and Appliances.

Through MichiganSmallTech.com and MISTA, companies will find a community ready to help them start and grow their small tech business in Michigan. Partners can be identified, intellectual property can be listed, funding can be found, events can be promoted and connections can be made
Society of Manufacturing Engineers   McCallum Ed Community Relations    For half a million manufacturing engineers, executives and members in more than 70 countries around the globe, our Society is the source for knowledge, networking and skills development opportunities that help them advance their careers, their companies and their industries   313.425.3070 EMcCallum@sme.org
Kettering University   Berry Joel Mechanical Engineering       810.762.7820 jberry@kettering.edu
Mott Community College   Crampton Tom Executive Dean, Regional Technology Initiatives       810.762.0506 Thomas.crampton@mcc.edu
Project Lead The Way   Leaveck Pat            
University of Michigan, Tauber Manufacturing Institute   Culver Dan Industry Co-Director       734.763.4160 rculver@umich.edu
MSU - engineering career placement services c Motschenbacher G Director of Engineering Career Placement Service - Daina recommendation          
WWJ Newsradio 950 (Dteroit), The Great Lakes IT Report i/s? Roush Matt Matt is the Technology Editor [cpace:This person is not an industry person, but maybe having one person who is spans the industries might offer an interesting perspective at least for an interviewee? Esp a reporter...??] (from Jon Sticklen)       248.455.7380; Cell 313.850-3822 www.glitr.com