Ricardo Strategic Consulting Promotes Mark Kuhn to Principal: Ricardo Strategic Consulting, the global management consulting subsidiary of the engineering services company Ricardo PLC, announced today that Mark Kuhn has been promoted to principal and will join the RSC-North America leadership team. As principal, Kuhn will be responsible for growing and developing RSC business in the commercial vehicle, oil and gas, heavy equipment, and large engine market sectors. His expertise includes product development and product strategy of engines and powertrains, market entry strategy, portfolio planning, integrated cost reduction, high-value problem resolution and technology planning. Kuhn has been with Ricardo Strategic Consulting since 2008, where he has led product, market and technology planning insight programs in Asia, Europe and North America for the automotive and on- and off-highway markets. Prior to joining Ricardo, Kuhn held senior positions at Detroit Diesel Corporation, where he supported customers in off-highway engine products for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Kuhn will report directly to Scott Ellsworth, joining Ellsworth and fellow principal Marc Wiseman on the RSC-North America leadership team. As president and managing director of RSC-North America, Ellsworth covers an array of strategic and operational topics in areas including remanufacturing, procurement, cost-reduction management, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and product development in the commercial vehicle, off-highway, automotive and defense industries. He has more than 20 years of industry experience. Dr. Wiseman is a recognized expert in techno-economic analyses for advanced vehicle technology and clean energy with significant experience in technology, cost road mapping and product development strategies. Ricardo PLC’s U.S. operation, Ricardo Inc., is headquartered in Van Buren Township. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.
Information Systems Resources Announces Sales Manager for Recycle Division: Dearborn-based Information Systems Resources, a leading provider of services and products designed to build and manage computer network infrastructures, today announced that Jeff Drolshagen has been promoted to sales manager of the recycle division. Drolshagen has built the demanufacturing business at ISR and looks to expand the program with additional hires to support this effort. Demanufacturing refers to the dismantling of electronic equipment for scrap metals reclamation and component recovery. Recovery of these hazardous components reduces the toxicity of the waste and ensures proper disposal or recycling for the residual waste stream. Raw materials are recovered and ultimately reused for manufacturing metals, plastics, and glass. ISR recycles all material, with no material ever contributing to the congestion of landfills. Drolshagen has a sales oriented career and prior to joining ISR worked as a sales executive at a commercial bank as well as at a major medical device manufacturer and distributor. ISR is an award-winning, minority-owned technology company based in Dearborn. It specializes in providing complete cradle-to-grave IT asset management services including front-end procurement, warehousing, equipment staging, software image management, asset tagging, just-in-time delivery and installation, remarketing and recycling of assets. For more information on Information Systems Resources visit www.is-resources.com or call (313) 274-6400.
Bob Girolamo Joins ePrize as Managing Director, Mobile CRM Division, Ira Schlussel Promoted to General Counsel: The Pleasant Ridge digital marketing firm ePrize announced that interactive industry veteran Bob Girolamo has joined the company as managing director of its mobile CRM division. In addition, Ira Schlussel has been named general counsel. Girolamo’s Chicago-based mobile team will develop strategic mobile CRM campaigns for brands to capitalize on this essential channel. EPrize’s mobile CRM technology platform includes offers, contests, games, surveys and alerts that can be targeted to consumers, motivating them to engage and drive foot traffic while in market. With the recent acquisitions of two mobile marketing companies, Mozes and Cellit, ePrize will continue to invest in mobile CRM to increase engagement from consumers. Prior to ePrize, Girolamo was general manager of CoolSavings.com focusing on the expansion of the brand, penetrating new revenue streams, and launching new platforms. Previously, Girolamo served as senior vice president of the media group at Q Interactive. Girolamo established Q Interactive as the leader in digital performance-based ad networks by orchestrating successful marketing, product and sales strategies. Schlussel has taken the position of general counsel based in the company’s Detroit headquarters. In this role, Ira oversees all corporate legal matters and legal compliance for all aspects of ePrize campaigns which include online, social and mobile-based loyalty programs, prize drawings, chance-based games, and skill-based contests. Ira joined ePrize in March 2007 as associate general counsel overseeing the day-to-day operations of the legal services team, which ensures all brand campaigns adhere to promotion and marketing law, CAN-SPAM, COPPA, direct mail, as well as viral, social and mobile best practices. In its history, ePrize has administered more than 12,000 campaigns across 44 countries and indemnifies clients for all campaign work ePrize administers. Ira’s 15 years of legal experience includes private practice in the areas of general corporate litigation, estate planning and real estate, as well as corporate counsel positions for numerous business ventures. Schlussel graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan and received his juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. More at www.eprize.com.