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Klevorn and DeMars join Lawrence Tech board

Release Date: May 19, 2010

Southfield, Michigan – Marcy Klevorn and Mathew DeMars and have been named to the Board of Trustees of Lawrence Technological University. Their appointments were announced by Lewis Walker, president of the 4,500-student independent university.

Trustees at Lawrence Tech establish strategic direction, help formulate and approve major institutional policies, and hire the University’s executive team. They serve without compensation.

Klevorn is the director of global information technology operations at Ford Motor Co. She is responsible for end-to-end customer service for all application and infrastructure support across the global business. She oversees Ford’s technical infrastructure and more than 550 data centers.

Klevorn has held a number of IT management positions since joining Ford in 1983.

DeMars is chief operating officer of the Vehicle Production Group LLC in Troy and chief operating officer and business unit president for Plastech Engineered Products in Dearborn.

Previously DeMars was vice president of vehicle operations at Ford Motor Co. He started a 27-year career at the company as a body engineer in 1978, the year he graduated from Lawrence Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering.

DeMars’ term will expire in 2011, and Klevorn’s term will expire in 2012.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.