Ohio Technology & Science

Aurora Signs $499 Million Air Force Contract

2017-08-13

“ASAPTR builds on Aurora’s work over the past decade as part of the AVIATR program,” said Aurora Chairman and CEO John Langford. “Aurora’s Research and Technology Division concentrates on the technologies of autonomy, electric propulsion, advanced manufacturing, multi-vehicle coordination, and advanced multi-dimensional optimization. All of these will be brought to bear for the Air Force through ASAPTR.” Contracted under the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia and other Aurora locations and is expected to be completed by 2025. For additional information on Aurora and its programs, visit www.aurora.aero. About Aurora Flight Sciences: Aurora Flight Sciences is an innovative technology company that strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous...

Agragen Engineers Camelina to Produce a Biological Pharmaceutical for Treating Inflammatory Diseases to Dramatically Reduce the Costs for This Popular Drug

2017-08-04

Press Release – updated: Aug 3, 2017 23:14 EDT CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 3, 2017 –   Agragen, LLC, a Cincinnati-based plant science company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aquacultural feed sectors, announces a significant step in its development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  This drug is designed to trap and remove a proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients suffering from inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease.             Biological pharmaceuticals currently used to treat these diseases are very expensive and can reach annual costs in excess of $50,000.  These high costs force patients to make difficult financial decisions and can endanger their health insurance coverage.  Further, these high costs significantly impact and increase the cost of health care in the United States, which are not sustainable. ...

Prominent Automotive Logistics Leader Joins Surgere
Prominent Automotive Logistics Leader Joins Surgere

2017-08-04

I look forward to sharing the passion for the technology Surgere offers, and helping our clients achieve success on the bottom line. Green, Ohio August 04, 2017 — Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global supply chain management. His responsibilities included global logistics, customs, packaging, materials and purchasing. Silvio comes to Surgere most recently after fifteen years of experience as the Senior Director Supply Chain Management of Cooper Standard Automotive, Inc., a tier one supplier based in Novi, Michigan. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, Global Supply Chain Department, at Wayne State University in Detroit since 2013. He also...

Richard Sites Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who
Richard Sites Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who

2017-08-04

    COLUMBUS, OH, August 04, 2017 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Richard Sites a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Richard Sites celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Backed by more than 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Sites currently works in a number of high-pressure positions, including attorney for the Ohio Hospital Association, officer for the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice, legal alumni for the Wooster Steering Committee, and board trustee with Lifeline. Earlier...

Kia Selects OEC for Collision Parts Ordering and Fulfillment
Kia Selects OEC for Collision Parts Ordering and Fulfillment

2017-08-03

Cleveland, Ohio August 03, 2017 — OEConnection LLC (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, announced that Kia Motors America has added CollisionLink to its collision parts marketing program. The CollisionLink parts ordering and fulfillment solution will allow Kia’s dealer network to access competitive pricing on eligible OE parts and expand their market penetration in the U.S. Kia is the 23rd automotive dealer network in North America to use CollisionLink to facilitate their parts marketing program. With the addition of Kia, virtually 100 percent of all consumer vehicles on the road in the U.S. are now supported by CollisionLink. “We are excited to bring Kia on board and to assist with their collision parts program,” said Bill Lopez, OEC...

Acquisition Creates High-Tech National Advisory Firm
Acquisition Creates High-Tech National Advisory Firm

2017-08-02

BD Capital Partners LLC Acquires benefitRFP™ Acquisition Creates National Total Risk Management Firm DAYTON, OH – 08/02/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — BD Capital Partners LLC, a direct investor of high-end commercial property and casualty firms, announced today that it has acquired benefitRFP™ and Affiliated Companies as part of a cash and equity transaction. benefitRFP™ is a national executive benefits and technology company headquartered in Sacramento, California. benefitRFP™ and Affiliated Companies offer some of the most prolific cloud-based executive benefit programs in America. Co-founded by Bob Nienaber, benefitRFP™...

Goodyear, United Steelworkers reach tentative labor agreement
Goodyear, United Steelworkers reach tentative labor agreement

2017-07-30

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2017 — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) and the United Steelworkers (USW) have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year master labor contract covering nearly 7,000 workers at five plants in the United States. “We believe we have crafted a new labor agreement that positions both Goodyear and the United Steelworkers for success in the future,” said Jim Allen, Goodyear’s vice president, Global Labor Relations. The tentative agreement is subject to a ratification vote by USW members at the five plants covered by the contract: Akron, Ohio; Danville, Va.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Gadsden, Ala.; and Topeka, Kan. It is expected that the local unions will schedule ratification votes within the next few weeks. Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 65,000...

The Columbus Daily Crier Local News Website Offers Columbus Breaking News
The Columbus Daily Crier Local News Website Offers Columbus Breaking News

2017-07-29

COLUMBUS, OH – 07/29/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Columbus Daily Crier, sometimes referred to as ColumbusBreakingNews.com or just Columbus Breaking News, is a local news website offering national and local news in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Breaking News syndicates news release directly from Perpetual Wire, the world’s leading digital provider of news-related content; and offers the ability for residents to send in local news in their neighborhood and community. Columbus Breaking News also provides 

Solis Mammography Welcomes Dr. Alex Sardina
Solis Mammography Welcomes Dr. Alex Sardina

2017-07-27

National Medical Director Joins Nation’s Largest Independent Provider of Breast Screening Services ADDISON, TX – 07/27/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast screening services, announced today that Dr. Alexander Sardina has joined the team as vice president and national medical director. Dr. Sardina is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in diagnostic radiology. As Solis Mammography’s National Medical Director, Dr. Sardina will serve as the liaison between clinical leaders, radiologists, technologists and business leaders of the company to ensure that patients are receiving an exceptional mammography experience with exceptionally accurate...

Ridge Corporation Selects ARC, Inc. to Develop Aerodynamic Services
Ridge Corporation Selects ARC, Inc. to Develop Aerodynamic Services

2017-07-26

Press Release – updated: Jul 26, 2017 07:00 EDT PATASKALA, Ohio , July 26, 2017 – ​​​​​​​​​The Ridge Corporation chose aerodynamic leader ARC Inc. to apply their advanced CFD “computational fluid dynamic” capability to identify the next generation of drag reduction devices. ARC, an Indiana company, is a specialized research facility with expertise in wind tunnel, CFD, and scale model development worldwide to provide aerodynamic solutions for their racing, OEM and component suppliers. ARC prides itself on being a tier one supplier to multiple OEM’s throughout the transportation industry. Adrian Reynard, ARC’s Chairman, stated, “ARC is happy to showcase our transient adjoint technology inside the commercial vehicle sector for the first time. This unique technology may evolve...

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