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Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Steven B. Wilson has a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cal-Poly and a minor in avionics technology. He has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations. He started his professional career at McDonnell Douglas, first in manufacturing then as a flight test engineer. He went on to manage in the design office and key programs for the Boeing Company and later participated in an executive rotation program at Boeing that included two years each managing manufacturing, product development, supply chain, finance, sales and marketing, and strategic planning. For the past 12 years, Steve has developed and executed business assistance programs at the University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE). The many successful programs have been centered on manufacturing, high tech start-ups and commercialization in various sectors of science, technology and advanced manufacturing. Currently at the University of Michigan IRLEE, Steve is a Senior Research Program Officer and directs Technology Innovation and Commercialization Services, including the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP), Technology and Commercialization Assistance (TCA) and First Customer Programs.