Shark Tank winner joins Lotus to support manufacturing in Michigan

CANTON TWP.–Officials at Lotus International Co. Announced that Michelle Winowich, a winner on the TV show Shark Tank, will join the company in a business development role.

At Lotus, she will be charged with growing the company’s lower-carbon and mobility technologies as the official licensee of Shell Ride e-scooters and e-bikes.

In Season 9 of Shark Tank, Winowich made history by accumulating more than $2 million in sales within the first six months of product launch, and she was named a Women of Influence in 2020 through Bridge Tower Media.

“As we look to continue building on our success as an organization, we wanted a strong leader who would look beyond any and all roadblocks to grow Lotus in new ways,” said Prasad M. Koppolu, Lotus COO. “Michelle is the perfect leader to propel us forward. Her talent, knowledge, and drive are undeniable and unmatched in this space. The work that Lotus has accomplished throughout its near 30-year tenure as a manufacturing and technology partner of choice is nothing short of amazing, and I am ecstatic to bring a new passion and intensity to fuel future growth.”

From its 300,000-square-foot plant in Canton Township, Lotus partners with global manufacturers and retailers to build and operate better manufacturing practices, product integration, service, and testing, with an unparalleled level of service and dedication.

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Since 1995, the leaders at Lotus have been committed to serving the world’s most successful companies in manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, electric vehicle and mobility solutions as well as high-tech emerging industries from its Michigan headquarters.

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