Berry is Emerging Leader of 2005

Sep 27, 2005

Dr. K. Joel Berry was chosen as the Emerging Leader of the Year for 2005 by Automation Alley.

Dr. K. Joel Berry, academic department head for Mechanical Engineering, was chosen as the Emerging Leader of the Year (2005 New Category), in the Automation Alley Fifth Annual Awards Gala at the Ford Conference and Event Center on Friday, Sept. 23. Automation Alley is a collaborative that drives the growth and image of Southeast Michigan's technology economy.

"The awards are a way to honor our talented technology leaders who lead the path to technological growth in Southeast Michigan," said Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley, "Their accomplishments are significant, and they are moving us forward as a region."

Additional award recipients included:

  • Legend CEO - Richard E. Dauch, American Axle & Manufacturing, (Detroit);
  • CEO of the Year - John Sanderson of Siemens VDO Automotive Corp., (Auburn Hills, Mich.);
  • Technology Company of the Year - DELMIA, Auburn Hills, Mich.
  • Emerging Technology Company of the Year - Infor, Northville, Mich.
  • Educational Program of the Year - Haas Technical Education Centers (HTECs), Gerotech, Inc., Flat Rock, Mich.;
  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year (2005 New Category) - Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Mich.;
  • Automation Alley Member of the Year - Dr. Patrick Callaghan, AlixPartners, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Winners are chosen based on a nomination package that is reviewed and evaluated by a pre-selected committee.

Automation Alley focuses on the growth of Southeast Michigan's technology economy through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives. More than 580 businesses, educational institutions and government entities belong to Automation Alley.

SOURCE Automation Alley