Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

Celebrate ESD’s 125th: Sponsorships Available For 2020 Issues Of TechCentury

SOUTHFIELD—This year, The Engineering Society of Detroit is celebrating its 125th anniversary of promoting and honoring excellence, innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship in the engineering, scientific and allied professions. Subscribers to ESD’s TechCentury magazine can help celebrate ESD’s anniversary — while taking advantage of the industry and business exposure you will receive — by sponsoring celebration

By |2020-01-16T20:22:39-05:00January 16th, 2020|ESD|

WWJ Panel At LTU: A Long Road Ahead To Self-Driving Cars

SOUTHFIELD–American automakers are wrestling with issues of safety systems and distracted driving, while American drivers are in love with their phones and still skeptical about self-driving cars. That was the word Thursday from a panel of experts on automotive safety, at a WWJ Newsradio 950 “Leaders and Innovators” business breakfast held in partnership with Lawrence

By |2020-01-16T11:54:06-05:00January 16th, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|

TC Light & Power Picks Fujitsu To Power New Gigabit Network

TRAVERSE CITY–Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a unit of the Japanese electronics giant, announced it had finalized a design, construction, operations and maintenance agreement with Traverse City Light & Power to help expand the northern Michigan municipal utility’s fiber broadband network. As part of a new Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband initiative, the utility will build out coverage

By |2020-01-16T11:54:06-05:00January 16th, 2020|ESD, Featured, IoT|

Google Picks Invest Detroit’s VC Unit To Help Startups In Michigan

DETROIT–ID Ventures, the venture capital arm of Invest Detroit, the non-profit that supports business and real estate projects in the city and region, announced that it has been selected by the Google Developers Launchpad to provide scaling resources to startups in Detroit and Michigan. ID Ventures is Google’s first such partner in the continental United

By |2020-01-16T11:54:06-05:00January 16th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Grand Haven GHSP Unveils At CES High-Tech Cooktop, Auto Controller, Air Purifier

GRAND HAVEN—GHSP, a supplier in the automotive and high-end appliance industries, is following up on its CES appearance in 2019 with new technologies for the home and automotive industries at this year’s show in Las Vegas. GHSP’s 2020 lineup includes an inductive cooktop with an integrated OLED display, an interior control system for Level 4

By |2020-01-12T11:10:33-05:00January 11th, 2020|Announcements/New Products, ESD, New Products / Contracts|

Millendo Therapeutics Names Hoover Chief Commercial Officer

ANN ARBOR—Endocrine drug developer Millendo Therapeutics Inc. has promoted Thomas Hoover to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. Hoover joined Millendo in 2016 and has served as the company’s senior vice president of commercial strategy. “Tom has been instrumental in Millendo’s growth to date, and his promotion reflects his expanded responsibilities as well

By |2020-01-11T17:47:03-05:00January 11th, 2020|Life Sciences, Science|

Walled Lake Fintech Company Connects To Twilio Real Estate Software

WALLED LAKE—Continuity Programs Inc. announced a new software feature connecting its mortgage customer relationship management software with the communications platform of Twilio, a cloud communications-as-a-service company based in San Francisco. This technology integration enables users of MyCRMDashboard to create conversations with their prospects, customers and referral partners through SMS. “This addition to MyCRMDashboard has the potential to

By |2020-01-11T17:47:03-05:00January 11th, 2020|IoT|

Compuware Completes Data Processing Acquisition

DETROIT—Mainframe software developer Compuware Corp. announced it has the completed its acquisition of the assets of Little Falls, N.J.-based Innovation Data Processing as of Jan. 1. Innovation Data Processing was founded in 1972 and was the first independent software vendor to develop a mainframe storage and backup product. Since that time, the company has expanded

By |2020-01-11T17:47:03-05:00January 11th, 2020|News|

Lear Invests In Silicon Valley Autotech Ventures

SOUTHFIELD—Tier 1 auto supplier Lear Corp.  announced an undisclosed investment in Menlo Park, Calif.-based Autotech Ventures to support startups developing new mobility technologies. The investment is being made through Lear Innovation Ventures, which was launched a year ago, to identify advanced development teams and early stage technologies and provide direct capital to innovation initiatives. Autotech

By |2020-01-11T17:47:04-05:00January 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|

Bollinger Files For Patents On Medium-Duty Electric Trucks

FERNDALE—Bollinger Motors announced it has filed for patent protection for its all electric, all-wheel drive, Class 3 vehicles. The scope of the patent includes the entire vehicle, and gives particular emphasis on the specific arrangement of major components and subsystems. “Our team has created a vehicle that’s engineered and packaged unlike anything ever built,” said

By |2020-01-11T17:47:04-05:00January 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|