Founder and President of DornerWorks, Ltd., in Grand Rapids. DornerWorks is a provider of electronic engineering services for the medical, automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company recently announced that it is expanding to Southeast Michigan. Following a career at GE Aviation (formerly Smiths Aerospace), Dorner founded DornerWorks in 2000. Under his leadership, DornerWorks has grown rapidly, doubling in size several times in its first few years. The company was named to the 2010 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Bloomberg BusinessWeek
. It also was listed among the 2010 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Dorner has been recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal
as one of its "40 Under 40 Business Leaders" and was the inaugural recipient of the Calvin College MBA Horizon Award, which recognizes outstanding alumni business professionals. Dorner received his bachelor's degrees in engineering, physics, and mathematics from Calvin College, and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.