President & CEO
Andy Storm is the President & CEO of Eckhart, Inc a Michigan based Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions provider. Andy earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration (Industrial Management) and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Michigan Technological University and was an All-Conference defensive tackle on the MTU football team. As a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andy earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems from the MIT School of Engineering.
Andy began his professional career as a 3rd shift maintenance supervisor working in the Metal Fabricating Division of General Motors. In 2008 Andy began working at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) where he became Manager of Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management. Andy then transitioned to Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technology Corporation that specializes in jet engine propulsion and was Operations Manager of their Ground Test, Thrust-Reverser, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul, and Original Equipment Manufacturing business units in Lansing, MI. Since then, Andy has held executive positions with Oshkosh Corporation as Director of Engineering at Oshkosh Defense, General Manager of Front Discharge Concrete Mixers at Oshkosh Commercial and most recently General Manager of Global Automotive, Aerospace, & Defense at Stratasys.
In Andy’s current role at Eckhart he is responsible for accelerating the development and adoption of Eckhart’s Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions that include AUTOCRAFT™ autonomous guided vehicles, FLEXCHECK™ collaborative robots, additive manufacturing, micro sensor/spatial positioning systems, and ergonomic lift-assist & secure tools. Eckhart customers include Boeing, Schneider Electric, Raytheon Missile Systems, CAT, Harley-Davidson, Procter & Gamble, Honeywell, Cargill, Frito-Lay, Stryker Medical, and Tesla.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Eckhart Holdings Company, Andy serves as Chairman of the Capital Area Manufacturing Council, the Lansing Community College Center for Manufacturing Excellence Advisory Board, the MIT Leaders for Global Operations Alumni Council, and is an active member of the Detroit Economic Club and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.