PLYMOUTH – Two new board members have joined the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – Carla Bailo of the Center for Automotive Research and Ed Terris of Peckham Inc.

Bailo brings with her a variety of qualities and connections that will benefit the Board of Directors. In her current role as President and CEO of CAR, Bailo leverages her 35 years of experience in the automotive industry to effectively lead the organization. Previously, Bailo held the position of Ohio State’s Assistant Vice President for Mobility Research and Business Development, where she helped the university accelerate sustainable mobility and transportation innovation.

“Carla will make a great addition to the Board,” said Pete Rosenkrands, Chairman of the Board. “She has worked with many large, notable organizations in the past. She will bring a lot of experience, passion and insight to our group, as well as an impressive network of connections. We look forward to welcoming her to the Board.”

As Vice President of Manufacturing at Peckham, Inc., Terris has an established reputation for operational excellence. In the past, Terris has served in multiple operations and engineering management positions at multi-national firms within the automotive industry. In these roles, Terris gained experience with leading global product development teams that helped firms gain competitive advantages by capitalizing on product and process ingenuity. Terris also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Central Michigan University.

“Ed’s passion for helping small and mid-sized manufacturers is key to all of his work,” Rosenkrands stated. “That passion, combined with his skills in management and improvement, make him an invaluable addition to our Board of Directors.”

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete and to prosper. The Center offers personalized consulting services to meet the needs of clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses. The Center is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP Program). The Center also is closely affiliated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the shared goal of making Michigan businesses vibrant, driving GDP growth and creating new and lasting jobs.

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