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Kevin T. Kerrigan

Senior Advisor Automotive Initiatives – The State of Michigan
Senior Vice President, Automotive Office
Phone: 517.599.7033  •  Email: kerrigank@michigan.org

Current Focus

Kevin Kerrigan is the Senior Vice President, Automotive Office and the Senior Automotive Adviser to the State of Michigan with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

In this position Kevin’s primary focus is international business development for the MEDC’s Automotive Office.  Working with the world’s automotive manufacturers he is promoting Michigan’s automotive industry, building and maintaining strong international client relationships, nurturing economic development and assisting foreign based companies who choose Michigan for their future expansion.

Professional Background
Kevin comes to state government with over 40 years of executive experience in the global automotive sector encompassing both technical and executive management in North America, Europe and Asia.  Kevin led his own automotive design and engineering company for 20 years and has worked at an executive level for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.  As a hands on executive Kevin has a proven track record of developing and growing companies within the automotive industry.

Prior positions Kevin had to joining MEDC include President of Eurotech Design, Inc. a Michigan based full service engineering organization, President of Adaptive Systems a turnkey robotic integration company.  Chief Engineer at Tata Technologies and Principal Engineer for International Automotive Components based at their Advanced Development Center, Troy Michigan.

Education
Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Kevin has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1983. He is married with two children and currently resides in Fenton, MI.

Kevin completed a full indentured British Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship in the UK.