Michael Silvio

Michael Silvio


Part-Time Faculty in Global Supply Chain Management





Michael Silvio

Academic Programs

  • Global supply chain management


MBA with a concentration in International Business and Finance - WSU 1993

BBA with a specialty in Business Logistics - WSU 1988


Vice President, Logistics Innovation, Surgere Inc.  

Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University

Member Board of Directors, EWI Worldwide

Mike has 28 years’ experience in global supply chain management. In August of 2107, Mike joined Surgere, a technology company to assume executive responsibility of the logistics vertical as well as the development of the Hawkeye finished vehicle software product. He is also on the board of directors at EWI Worldwide. 

 The previous 15 years, Mike served as Senior Director at Cooper Standard, a global tier one automotive supplier where he was responsible for global logistics, customs, packaging engineering and is the corporate delivery champion for their major OEM customers.

Mike has been a faculty member at Wayne State University for the past 14 years and was helped create, what is now one of the largest Supply Chain study abroad programs in the United States.  Mike is also a Wayne State alumnus with an undergraduate degree focusing on Logistics and an MBA majoring in International Business.  He is a frequent speaker at Conferences around the world speaking on innovation, supply chain, and various other motivational topics.

 In his free time, Michael is an avid runner, and a proud member of the Seven Continent Club.  He is one of several hundred Americans to have run full marathons on all seven continents.  Michael's story was featured in "Live Happy" magazine online, Huffington Post, as well as a podcast with New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder. In September 2017 Michael was featured on Jiyo, a well-being app co-created by Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP. Michael is currently writing a book about the seven life lessons he learned while running seven marathons on seven continents.