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LIFT Hires Defense Acquisition University Professor

LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a U.S. Department of Defense sponsored national manufacturing innovation institute, has hired Peter Czech as Director of Government Programs.

Czech joins LIFT after spending more than nine years as a professor of program management and a course manager of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Specialist Course at the Defense Acquisition University. As a professor at the university, Czech was tasked with leading executive program managers in the art and science of managing successful programs and consulting program areas of need including leadership, systems engineering, manufacturing, intellectual property, industry and additive manufacturing (AM).

Prior to working at the university, Czech spent 30 years at Chrysler Corporation in several roles including program management for multiple new vehicle programs and supervisor of the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, MI.

"We are thrilled to have Pete moving back to Michigan and help lead the government programs here at LIFT," said Hadrian Rori, Chief Technology Officer, LIFT. "As a partner with the Department of Defense, we are working on several technologies in support of the warfighter and Pete will play a key role in bringing those programs forward."

"This is an excellent opportunity to move back home but continue to support the men and women in uniform and the Department of Defense," Czech said. "The work LIFT is doing will have a major impact on our national defense, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience and expertise to the table."

Czech will be located its Detroit headquarters.

For more information contact:


1400 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48216


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