Member stories

Diversified Chemical Technologies

Diversity is a financial competitive advantage. That’s your customer. That’s the world you live in.

Detroit is a place where the world comes to you. It comes in the form of the diversity of its people…and companies that attract people from all over the world.

George Hill
President & CEO
Diversified Chemical Technologies

Global Automotive Alliance, LLC

I have been given an opportunity because of this community. So therefore I have to help by hiring people who come from this community.

Dr. William Pickard
Chairman & CEO
Global Automotive Alliance, LLC

Epitec, Inc.

He started as a programmer, working for another company who asked him to move to California to open a branch. If he were going to open a branch for someone else, why not do it [here in Detroit] for himself?

Rebecca Bray
Chief Sales Officer
Epitec, Inc.

 

My grandmother grew up on a reservation as a Mohawk Indian. She taught us that when you think about what you do, you think in terms of seven generations. Ford and I had a talk about creating long term jobs for multi-generations. It’s not one person, it’s going to be a collective group of people working to make Detroit better than it once was.

Andra Rush
President & CEO
Detroit Manufacturing Systems

Detroit Manufacturing Systems

SET Enterprises

You have an obligation to reach back and give back. There are those out there that may not have had the same opportunities that you’ve had. That doesn’t mean that they don’t aspire to do better. They just need a chance, like the one that was given to me.

Sid E. Taylor
President & CEO
SET Enterprises

Ideal Group

I was one of the first people to join MMSDC. They taught me how to work with big companies, how to act like a big company, how to create value, and to bring so much more [to the table]. Today our company is over $200 Million [in annual revenue].

Frank Venegas
Chairman
Ideal Group

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