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Jim Gorman

Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

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Jim Gorman is the Vice President, Business Development & Strategy at The Center. In this role, Jim is responsible for new and existing client engagements through strategy development and implementation. He oversees the Business Solutions Team to ensure Michigan manufacturers receive the service and support they need.
Professional Experience
Jim has extensive experience in process and product development, automation, strategic planning, portfolio management, operational efficiency and innovation. Jim holds multiple patents for automotive interior product innovations, several of which have been commercialized for serial production.  
With more than 25 years of advanced manufacturing and product development experience, Jim has served as Director of Advanced Manufacturing & Systems Engineering for Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Executive Director of Product Engineering for INOAC Interior Systems  and Executive Director of Engineering & Technology for Johnson Controls. Previously, Jim worked as an expatriate for Johnson Controls GmbH in Germany and Johnson Controls Japan in Tokyo, Japan.  
Jim holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Michigan State University. 

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