DETROIT – LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, announced that Chris Conrardy has been named as the institute’s interim executive director.
Conrardy, chief technology officer and vice president for strategic initiatives at EWI, succeeds Larry Brown, who had served as the executive director since 2014. The ALMMII Board of Directors is currently conducting a national search for the next executive director to take LIFT into the future.
“As our organization moves from start-up mode to a sustainable business model, we are also evolving our leadership in order to capitalize on new industry opportunities and frontiers,” said Becky Stewart, chairman, ALMMII Board of Directors. “ALMMII and LIFT are indebted to Larry Brown and thank him for his service in building the ALMMII and LIFT from a mere concept to our magnificent R&D facility in Detroit. We all wish him the very best as he moves on to the next opportunity.”