MMTC welcomes two new board members

PLYMOUTH – The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors, Carla Bailo of the Center for Automotive Research and Ed Terris of Peckham Inc.

Currently president and CEO of CAR, Bailo has 35 years of experience in the auto industry. She is also the 2016-18 vice president of automotive for SAE International, a global association comprised of more than 138,000 engineers and technical experts in industries such as aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicles. Previously, Bailo held the position of Ohio State University’s assistant vice president for mobility research and business development, where she helped the university accelerate sustainable mobility and transportation innovation.

“Carla will make a great addition to the board,” said Pete Rosenkrands, MMTC board chair. “She has worked with many large, notable organizations in the past. She will bring a lot of experience, passion and insight to our group, as well as an impressive network of connections. We look forward to welcoming her to the Board.”

Terris is vice president of manufacturing at Peckham, a Lansing-based organization that provides training to people with disabilities. He has an established reputation for operational excellence, and has received a number of recognitions including placing first in Industry Week’s “Best Plants” award, as well as earning the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award from the Michigan Manufacturers Association. In addition, Peckham recently received certification from the Department of Labor for its master craftsman sewing machine apprenticeship program, the first-of-its-kind for sewing machine operators in the United States. In the past, Terris has served in multiple operations and engineering management positions at multi-national firms within the automotive industry. Terris is also an adjunct faculty member of Central Michigan University.

“Ed’s passion for helping small and mid-sized manufacturers is key to all of his work,” Rosenkrands said. “That passion, combined with his skills in management and improvement, make him an invaluable addition to our board of directors.”

MMTC supports Michigan manufacturers through personalized consulting services to meet the needs of clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses. The center is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)  Program. For more information, visit


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