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Brian Larche joins Business Leaders for Michigan

Chairman, President & CEO of Engineered Machined Products, Inc. has  a history of leadership and a dedication to job creation

DETROIT, Mich. – Oct. 23, 2012 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today announced Brian Larche, Chairman, President & CEO of Engineered Machined Products, Inc. (EMP), as its newest member.

“Business Leaders for Michigan is honored to have Brian Larche join our organization,” said Doug Rothwell, BLM President and CEO. “Under his leadership, Engineered Machined Products, Inc. has seen significant growth in both sales and employees.  Brian is well-regarded as the head of EMP and has proven his commitment to growing jobs here in Michigan. We are pleased to have him as a member of BLM, and look forward to having his innovative approach at the table as we work together to move Michigan forward.”

Engineered Machined Products, Inc. is a leader in precision machining and innovative thermal management solutions. Under Larche’s leadership, EMP has grown from $6 million of sales in 1991 to projected sales of over $150 million in 2012, expanding employment from 60 to 475 employees.

A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Larche began his career in Illinois at Litton Industries, serving as Semi-Senior Auditor before joining the Seaway Division of Louisiana Pacific in Escanaba, Michigan as Assistant Controller. Larche joined Escan Corporation, in 1970 as the Corporate Controller, and was subsequently promoted to Treasurer and Assistant Secretary.  He was instrumental in the formation of EMP in 1991.

He was appointed by Governor John Engler to the State Transportation Commission in 2001 and received the 2001 Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award by the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

About Business Leaders for Michigan:

Business Leaders for Michigan (, the state’s business roundtable, is dedicated to making Michigan a "Top Ten" state for job, economic and personal income growth. The organization is composed exclusively of the chairpersons, chief executive officers, or most senior executives of Michigan's largest companies and universities, which contribute nearly 25% of the state’s economy and provide over 320,000 jobs in Michigan, generate over $1 Trillion in annual revenue and serve over 135,000 students. The organization’s work is defined by the Michigan Turnaround Plan, a holistic, fact-based strategy to get Michigan’s economy back on track. Visit for more information.


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