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The John and Marnie Demmer Center for Business Transformation was recently established by a significant gift to assist Michigan manufacturing businesses transform into lean, agile global competitors, increasing their presence and profitability in domestic as well as global markets, and opening the doors to new employment opportunities for Michigan workers.


DEMMER CENTER FOR BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION was established in December 2011, through a significant new gift from the John and Marnie Demmer family.




Business Transformation

Transforming Michigan companies into strategic, lean competitors by providing education, “hands-on” engagement, and thought leadership.




Faculty Advisors

Demmer Center for Business Transformation recognizes the critical role of the academic community at Michigan State University in enhancing effective organizations.




Lean Apprentice Program

All apprentices are Michigan State University upper level undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing. Currently, there are four types of apprentice assignments.





Air Lift
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America
Chemical Bank
Christman Company
Dickinson Press
Emergent BioSolutions
Lear Corporation
Manna’s Market
Michigan State University
Roberts Sinto





  • Don’t miss Hayrides & History tonight, beginning in the International Center parking lot at 6pm (complete with free cookies and drinks)!,
  • The full-length business Sparty video will be here next week. ,
  • MBA Class of 2004 Reunion at Broad College Alumni Tailgate, MSU vs EMU. ,

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An MSU astronomer is part of the team that discovered a black hole at the center of the smallest galaxy known to contain one. Spartans Will.

Sparty has his business suit on and is taking classes @MSUBroadCollege. Here is the first look at his journey to get a business degree. Wish him luck! Go Green. ... See MoreSee Less

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