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LIFT Adds Two Manufacturing Industry Experts to Institute Team

Sean Conway

Christine Longroy

LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, announced it has added two manufacturing industry experts to its team. LIFT has hired Sean Conway as Senior Vice President of Technology and Christine Longroy as Director of Industry Engagement. Both are located at LIFT's Detroit headquarters.

Conway brings three decades of experience in engineering, marketing, business development and voice-of-the-customer experience to LIFT, having worked most recently as director of marketing & engineering at American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. He will work to identify Department of Defense (DOD) customer needs and match them with LIFT's technology and talent development capabilities to coordinate technology program and talent training activities within the institute across its ecosystem.

Longroy comes to LIFT from SME, where she spent 11 years leading major initiatives, including customer engagement and business growth. In her role at LIFT, Longroy will drive and develop relationships with potential new members and other industrial organizations by engaging with them in the Detroit headquarters and at key industry events across the nation. She will also work closely with LIFT's existing membership to support their efforts.

"We continue to seek out the best of the best to support our customers at the DOD and across the U.S. manufacturing industry, and Sean and Christine are absolutely two of the best," said Nigel Francis, CEO of LIFT. "We are proud to have them join our already top-notch LIFT team to help us Drive American Manufacturing Into the Future."

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1400 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48216


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