Factoring Community into the Factory

THE MANUFACTURING REPORT  – The Podcast Of The Alliance For American Manufacturing – Bill Myers, CEO of Promethient, participates in a panel discussion on The Manufacturing Report with other northern Michigan manufacturing leaders. LISTEN TO PODCAST    

Faurecia-backed company develops energy-efficient seats

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS – TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A local company, with backing by French interior modules supplier Faurecia, is working on an advanced energy-saving seat heating and cooling system that could be ready for production in 2021. Promethient Inc. of Traverse City is aiming for its weight-activated seat heating and cooling system to replace today’s convective systems, which heat or …

Faurecia investment allows Promethient to ramp up development

CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS – Promethient Inc., an early stage tech company in Traverse City, landed the kind of partner in May most startups can only fantasize about. The company got what it describes as a large though undisclosed equity investment from Faurecia Ventures, the investment arm of Nanterre, France-based Faurecia, the sixth-largest auto supplier in the world, with a big …

Thermavance Technology Now Available in Custom Made El Tigre Golf Car Seats

Traverse City, Mich. (June 1, 2018) – Thermavance, a new personal heating and cooling technology, will be available in El Tigre custom made golf car seats beginning summer 2018. Thermavance brings “human scaled climate control” to outdoor seating exposed to the elements, including golf car seats. The system is durable, adaptable and connected making the technology ideal for the high …

Traverse City-based Promethient Receives Investment from Tier One Automotive Supplier Faurecia

French automotive supplier, Faurecia, invests in Promethient Thermavance, developed by Promethient, enables energy efficient cooling and heating of seats Promethient and Traverse City-based investors make commitment to Northern Michigan region Traverse City, Mich. – (May 29, 2018) – Traverse City-based Promethient, with the support of local seed investment firm, Boomerang Catapult, LLC, is developing world-class technology in Northern Michigan. Last …

Tier One Supplier Faurecia Becomes New Strategic Partner to Traverse City-Based Promethient

Faurecia will act as a strategic partner to Promethient and will hold a Board position Partnership will support Promethient’s production release of its Thermavance product, recently launched on March 1, 2018 Thermavance personal heating and cooling technology offers broad value for transportation, furniture, medical devices and garment applications.   Traverse City, Mich. (May 23, 2018) – Traverse City start-up company …

Promethient Launches Thermavance Personal Heating and Cooling Technology for Multiple Industries

New technology designed for multiple market sectors, including transportation, medical devices, furniture and garments Thermavance uses electronic heating and cooling technology and has the ability to connect to mobile devices Thermavance office and manufacturing headquarters in Traverse City, Mich.   Traverse City, Mich. (March 1, 2018) – Thermavance, human-scaled climate control technology, officially launched today. The new personal heating and …

Promethient receives funding from Northern Michigan Angels

Traverse City startup is the most recent recipient of investor funds from this growing organization Promethient to use funding to continue growth and expansion in 2018   Traverse City, Mich. (January 30, 2018) – Traverse City start-up company Promethient has received investment funds from the Northern Michigan Angels, an organization that focuses on private sector economic development. Promethient, a provider …

Scott Kunselman Named to the Promethient Board of Directors

Longtime automotive industry veteran to support growth of start-up company New company provides human-scaled climate control for transportation, furniture, medical and garment industries   Traverse City, Mich. (December 5, 2017) – Promethient, a start-up provider of human-scaled climate control systems, has named automotive industry veteran, Scott Kunselman, to its board of directors effective December 1, 2017. “Scott is a tremendous …