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Mayor’s Business Council Recognizes Executive Business Leaders

Business Executives from Rochester Hills were recognized by the Mayor’s Business Council at the annual awards meeting held at Meadow Brook Hall.

Formed by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, the Mayor’s Business Council fosters an environment in which commerce can prosper by promoting collaboration among industry, education and government.

Mayor's Business Council Recognizes Executive Business Leaders

Mayor’s Business Council Recognizes Executive Business Leaders

Four awards were presented in two categories, the Mayor’s Business Council Champion Awards and the Executive Leadership Award. Recipients are recognized for their overall performance in the past year, be it: overcoming an obstacle, experiencing tremendous growth, expanding operations, launching a new successful technology, celebrating a milestone, or giving back to the community.

The Executive Leadership Award was presented to President and CFO at Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc, Steve Benedettini. Benedettini has demonstrated their ability to be a leader not only in the boardroom, but in the community as well. Benedettini is heavily involved in the region as a co-founder of 100 Faithful Friends, board member for LifeBuilders Detroit, and a five-year member of the Mayor’s Business Council.

This summer, Steve partnered with the City of Rochester Hills to create as “Rochester Hills Stands with Detroit Day.” On this day city employees, council members, and residents joined city leadership in donating time to help remove blight in the Denby neighborhood on Detroit’s northeast side.

“Our Mayor’s Business Council members have a legacy of giving back and Steve Benedettini has demonstrated over and over again his commitment to Southeast Michigan,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We are so proud of his leadership and hope to continue to partner with him in the future.”

The 2016 Mayor’s Business Council Champion Awards:

  • Xavier Ovize, AdduXi, Inc. AdduXi celebrated their grand opening in 2014 with one machine and four employees. In a short two years, the company has secured a number of contracts, grown to 15 employees and almost reached capacity in its building.
  • Chris Glinka, CMA, Inc. – Starting out as a low volume assembly company for the automotive market, CMA has secured many large contracts with companies like GM and Chrysler that required the company to expand its manufacturing capabilities and become more verticalBy the end of the year, CMA will occupy a 40,000 square foot facility on Bond Street. Today, CMA employs 45 people.
  • Paul Fleck, DataSpeed – In 2016, the City of Rochester Hills welcomed a new and exciting company to town. Dataspeed, Inc. Dataspeed was the recipient of the State of Michigan’s Business Accelerator Fund Award and then later received a third place finish in the Amazon Picking Challenge. These successes led to Dataspeed securing a formal “home” in Rochester Hills. The company employs 20 people, many OU students and graduates, and is on a fast track of growth and investment.


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