Wes Blankenship Named to Coherix Board Of Directors
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 7, 2007 -- Wes Blankenship, president and CEO of Superior Controls in Plymouth, Mich., has been named to the board of directors at Ann Arbor-based Coherix Inc., according to Dwight Carlson, the company's board chairman and CEO.
Superior Controls provides turnkey system-integration services for product development and manufacturing projects in the automotive, aerospace and off- highway vehicle industries. Prior to joining Superior Controls as a co-owner in 2001, Blankenship was an operating executive with Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and global provider of professional instrumentation systems, medical technologies, industrial technologies and tools.
Blankenship previously had held a variety of engineering and management positions within the General Motors Powertrain Advanced Engineering Group.
A native of Piqua, Ohio, Blankenship attended The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. A member of a number of professional associations and honor societies, he also serves on various academic and industrial advisory boards and is a consultant to a number of powertrain and metrology companies.
Coherix supplies high-definition measurement products to assist customers in the semiconductor and automotive industries in the management of precision manufacturing processes. The company's products are in operation around the world at companies such as Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors and TRW, as well as multiple semiconductor manufacturers in Asia.
In addition to CEO Dwight Carlson, members of the company's board of directors include: Harold Krivan, a former senior executive at J.D. Power & Associates, Rockwell Automotive and Arthur D. Little; David Sarns, a managing member of 360 Advisors, LLC and formerly with the New York investment firm of Rockefeller & Co.; Larry Schmitt, president and CEO of Inovo Technologies, previously with Unisys, General Electric and Electro Scientific Industries; Robert Smith, a former senior executive with Owens-Illinois, and Thomas Young, president of Titus Holdings and a former senior executive at Owens-Illinois.
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