LIFT names VP of business development

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, operated in Detroit by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute, has hired Kevin Kerrigan as vice president of business development. He previously spent more than five years at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., where he served as senior vice president, automotive office and senior automotive adviser to the state of Michigan.

Kerrigan has 40 years of executive experience in the global automotive sector, encompassing both technical and executive management in North America, Europe, and Asia. He led his own automotive design and engineering company for 20 years and has worked at an executive level for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.

LIFT is a public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight material manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.