Comerica Bank Names Albert Taylor to Lead its National Bank Card Services: Albert “Al” P. Taylor has been named senior vice president, national bank card services for Comerica Bank. National bank card services, a newly formed group at Comerica, is comprised of government card, merchant services and commercial card sales. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for expanding the suite of products and sales of government and commercial cards and merchant services. During his 25-year career at Comerica, Taylor has held various positions of increasing authority in specialized industries, municipalities, executive administration and branch administration. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in finance from Walsh College. He is also a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Executive Management Program. He currently serves as vice president of the Macomb Township Community Foundation and formerly served on the board of directors for Starfish Family Services, a health and human services agency in Inkster, where he chaired the human resources committee, and also served on the executive committee. Al also served as a board member of the St John Macomb Hospital, Macomb County Science Olympiad and Junior Achievement programs. More at www.comerica.com.
Manufacturing Software Expert Joins the Alcove9 Advisory Board: Oxford-based Alcove9, an integrative software development firm, announced a significant milestone in the growth of its advisory board with the addition of Dave Opsahl. A veteran of the manufacturing software industry, Opsahl began his career working for companies such as Boeing and Bechtel in their engineering software organizations. He then moved on to more focused software companies, like Computervision Corp. (now part of PTC) and Technomatix, which is now part of Siemens PLM. He has since worked with a number of software startups in the manufacturing software market, and most recently was the CEO of Actify Inc. where he led the company to record levels of sales and profitability. Presently, Opsahl runs his own consulting firm that specializes in marketing and business development projects for manufacturing software companies. He is also the executive director of the 3DPDF Consortium, an international trade group he founded along with several other industry leaders. Opsahl will contribute to the Alcove9 Advisory Board with advice on several aspects contributing to its success, including indicators to assess and monitor the overall development and achievements of Alcove9, as well as consultation from his comprehensive knowledge and experience in his field. The Alcove9 suite of solutions provides on-premise advanced search solutions for engineering and manufacturing teams to resolve the daily challenges of product data accessibility. Since its initial release in the mid-2000s, it has helped more than 100 companies and 120,000 users quickly and easily find, view and use their data for timely decision-making and data reuse. Search-engine-like, browser-based and application-embedded interfaces enable users to search beyond naming conventions, metadata and file attributes. Search results include information from deep within each file, independent of its content, format or location. No data migration or client-side installation is required, negating costly implementations and disruptive deployments. For more information, visit www.alcove9.com.