Michigan Defense Resiliency Consortium

Revolutionizing Energy Storage and Battery Manufacturing

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Plug into Michigan’s Electric Future with MDRC!
Supercharge your business and power the DoD’s needs.

The Department of Defense has selected the Michigan Defense Resiliency Consortium
as a defense manufacturing community, an initial step in its competitive
Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP).

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MDRC: Four pillars powering Michigan’s electric future for the DoD

The MDRC connects your Michigan ingenuity to the DoD’s energy needs, unlocking growth and propelling your role in the national electric future.

MDRC Members

The MDRC consortium is a powerhouse of expertise fueled by a diverse and dedicated group of partners. At its core are Michigan’s small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs), whose factories hum with the capacity to forge the batteries of tomorrow. Leading research institutions bring their cutting-edge battery technologies to the table, while deeply rooted community organizations tap into local talent pools to build a skilled workforce pipeline. Seasoned industry experts and consultants provide invaluable guidance on navigating DoD contracts and scaling production. This dynamic group, united by a shared commitment to Michigan’s role in national security and clean energy leadership, forms the backbone of MDRC. Their collective expertise and dedication are electrifying the path toward a secure and sustainable future.

Serving the State of Michigan

Led by the Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan, consortium members are addressing critical defense needs in energy storage and battery manufacturing. The consortium will support the state’s small manufacturers and their communities, advancing manufacturing and strengthening national security.

Learn more about the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program by clicking here:

DMCSP Information

Contact

Brooke Sweeny for more information:

brenaes@umich.edu or 734-998-6521

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Meet our helpful Staff

Steven Wilson

Executive Director

Steven Wilson

Ashlee Breitner

Managing Director

Ashlee Breitner

Stephanie Ludwig

Program Manager

Stephanie Ludwig

Vikesh Chandrashekar

Senior Project Manager

Vikesh Chandrashekar

Brooke Sweeney

Project Manager

Brooke Sweeney

Paul Crossley

Senior Project Manager

Paul Crossley

Sara Reynolds

Project Coordinator

Sara Reynolds