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


Director of International Trade Compliance, Logistics, Indirect & MRO, Aludyne
Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University

Mike has 30 years’ experience in global supply chain management. In June 0f 2022, Mike joined Gibraltar Industries, Inc. as Director, Corporate Supply Chain.  Mike is responible for global trade compliance, logistics, and indirect purchasing.  Gibraltar is a leader in renewable energy, agricuural technology, infrastrucure and residential business products.  You may not know the name, but many of the brands are on your home and on the bridges you cross every day while driving.  

The previous 18 years, Mike served as Vice President Operations/Innovation at RFID technology leader Surgere Inc. and as a Senior Director at Cooper Standard and Aludyne.. Cooper Standard is a global tier one automotive supplier and he was responsible for global logistics, customs, packaging engineering and is the corporate delivery champion for their major OEM customers. Aludyne is  metal die caster serving the automotive industry.. He has also served on the board of directors at EWI Worldwide.

Mike has been a faculty member at Wayne State University for the past 20 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. He frequently speaks to groups on his the life lessons he learned running seven marathons on seven continents.

Courses taught by Michael Silvio

Fall Term 2023 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021