Nick Moroz, 32

CTO and founding member
Detroit Materials, Inc.

Nick MorozMoroz is a manufacturing and advanced materials innovator and entrepreneur. His company, Wixom-based Detroit Materials, commercializes the highest strength low-alloy castable steel in the world. Moroz was key in investing the lightweight steel, which is used in defense, automotive, heavy truck and agriculture. He has helped acquire grants totaling more than $450,000, which are projected to create 130 jobs in Oakland County in the next five years. Moroz co-patented a manufacturing technology and helped raise $5 million in capital at a company he co-founded. He has won numerous awards and was honored by the University of Michigan College of Engineering for entrepreneurial leadership in 2014. He is a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan where he is expected to receive his Ph.D. this year. Moroz also mentored high school students in Northville and Southfield in the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Program.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.