News & History
◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊
Please Note that this is an Archived Web Page for the 2003 Advisory Board.
Please Note that some of the Members of this Advisory Board have since moved on
to work for other companies yet have remained in communication with the Founder
at various times.
Lee Bates, President
P.O. Box 903
Southfield, Mi. 48037
- AEM strives to be the Quality Supplier of Motion Control and Power
Control and to provide quality, reliable products at a fair price and in a
timely manner to all customers.
We supervise installation, we inspect and follow up after installation and
start up, we are present during debug, and we work with maintenance personnel
during repairs. Products training and technical assistance are also provided
upon request. Having built AEM from the ground up, Lee Bates brings a wealth
of knowledge and power.
Ann Arbor Tranportation Authority
Greg Cook, CEO/Executive Director (Retired)
2700 South Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- It is the mission of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to
contribute to the management of mobility in Ann Arbor and the urbanized area
by working to provide options for efficient and reliable transportation.
They are recognized for having one of the most technologically advanced bus
systems in the US, developed under the leadership of Mr. Greg Cook.
10 Kent Ave.
Devonshire DV 04
Chas Arnold’s diverse
background includes experience in event planning, music
instruction and non-profit management. He currently
resides in Bermuda where he teaches violin and is
President of a non-profit music organization. He
graduated from the Colorado College with degrees in
Biology and Music. He brings a number of international
resources and contacts to the Interstate Traveler team.
Timm J. Finfrock, Ph.D.
Danotek Motion Technologies, Inc.
Dan Gizaw, President / Founder
7879 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
- Advanced-technology engineering and manufacturing firm, designing and producing
motors, drives, actuators. Brushless motors and power controls are our
specialty. Fractional to 10,000 HP: AC, DC, Brushless motors.
state-of-the-art design tools and industry experts with more than 100
patents and disclosures in electromechanical devices and digital
controls. Mark Hepburn is a successful industry veteran with technology
companies in startup phases.
Engineering Solid Solutions, Inc
Fred Karam - Founder and President
47451 Avante Drive
Wixom, MI 48393-3616
Phone: (248) 735-0403
FAX: (248) 735-0407
Engineering Solid Solutions, Inc. (ESS) is a full-service product
development firm specializing in high-end engineering applications for
vehicle development. We have consistently assisted our clients in bringing
new products to the marketplace. The scope of our work ranges from turnkey
assignments to any single aspect of the product development process. Our
approach to product development stems from successfully combining high-end
analytical engineering tools with traditional engineering practices and
Executive Leadership Recruiters, Inc
801 North Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
O: 630.784.9100 F: 630.784.9700
ELR is a retained executive search firm located in the Chicago
area. They capitalize on strong ties across a wide range of industries to
attract and develop the management team that will lead the Interstate Traveler
Project domestically and internationally. Chuck Meek is ELR's founder
and president, and focuses his practice on Private Equity Groups and their
Neil J. Lehto
Attorney and Counselor at Law
4035 Iverness Lane
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Educational Television Consulting
Sharon McDonald, President
Farmington Hills, Mi 48336
12515 Hidden Vale Dr.
Perry, MI. 48872
803 Jones Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phillips Consulting & Sales, LLC
Brighton, MI 48116
Economic Development and Tourism
Port of Sun Lakes [Proposed]
PO Box 216
23 Dogwood South
Soap Lake, WA 98851
With a career in supplier management and contracting,
Martin has been active in "grassroots" advocacy for economic
development in Washington State. Martin has worked to
establish a Port of Sun Lakes in Grant County, WA., advocates for
the construction of a giant 65-foot lava lamp as a tourist
attraction in his hometown Soap Lake
http://www.giantlavalamp.com/ and is advocating for the
Seattle ITC and Moses Lake ITC Loops, as well as the Washington
M’hawk Promotions, LLC
Rochelle Montour Ballard, President
41741 W. Village Green, Suite #105
Canton, MI 48187
Samouelian Communications, Inc.
Corporate Development Consulting
Lark Samouelian, President
Howell, Mi 48843
CxO Resources, LLC
Merger & Acquisition, Accounting and Business Resource
Joseph Yassay - The Business Resource Group
34166 Bretton Drive
Livonia, MI. 48152
C. Williams, Owner
1288 Edgebrook Drive
Howell, Michigan 48843-7252
Tel/Fax: (517) 552-9869
Mr. Williams has been in
business as a Corporate/Industrial Photographer since
1992, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well
as newspapers, public relations, television, marketing
firms, and local companies.
Summer 2004, Mr. Williams
will be receiving his Teaching Certification in
Industrial Technology Education, and has started his
Masters of Science in Career, Technical and Workforce
Education from Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Williams has also worked
in vehicle, research and development with digital
photography, high-speed digital/film imaging, micro
cameras, video data acquisition, fiber optics, and
Professor Frank and Professor Paula Jamison
Frank Jamison Ph.D - Professor Emeritus of
Instructional Media WMU
Paula Jamison Ph.D - Assitant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy WMU
James B. Willer III
Risen Development, LLC
Planning, Consulting, Design and Management
James B. Willer III, Owner
2203 Kipling Ave.
Berkley, MI 48072
James began his career working as
a union carpenter for six years, being
professionally trained through the Detroit Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship
Committee. His construction experience progressed naturally into General
Contracting and Project Management for a well respected firm within the
Detroit community where he successfully managed hundreds of projects
from multi-family residential through the wide spectrum of commercial.
James founded Risen Development, LLC in 2003 to serve mainly as a
consultation firm to serve his clientele base established over the years
working in the trenches. During which time, James has been working
his degree in architecture at Lawrence Technological University and is
eligible for graduation in May of 2006. He plans to pursue a dual Masters
degree in Urban Planning and Architecture, having already the real world
experience in both fields from working hand in hand with developers and
Labor Relations Consultant
985 West 7 Mile Road
Whitmore Lake, MI. 49189
ZDR Engineering Excellence
Paul Zwirkoski, President
121 W North Street, Suite 8
Brighton, MI 48116
ZDR, Incorporated, a.k.a. ZDR, is an engineering
design and development firm whose strategy emphasizes technology leadership,
proven experience, and comprehensive engineering support. ZDR's goal to
continuously and relentlessly strive for engineering excellence assures
success of this mission. Paul Zwirkoski is the founder and chief
engineer specializing in mechanical engineering and orthopedic implant
design. Paul's firm maintains engineering teams in Michigan and New
Intelliquest Investigative Solutions, Inc.
Peter J. Perez, President
110 N. Michigan Ave. , 2nd Floor
Howell , MI 48843
Phone (517) 545-5530
Fax (517) 545-5616
Established in January 2000, IntelliQuest
Investigative Solutions, LLC is a minority owned and licensed private
investigative company based in Howell, Michigan.
Our staff of investigators has over 32 years of
combined law enforcement experience, in addition to utilizing several retired
state and federal agents to give our clients the most accurate and cost
effective report possible.
Our core business is to provide pre-employment
background screening services to companies, schools, churches, casino’s and
organizations throughout the U.S.