Dwight Carlson has been the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Coherix since 2004. Coherix was founded to transform the way parts are measured and manufactured, just as Mr. Carlson did as Founder and CEO of Perceptron for automobile bodies. Dwight founded Xycom in Flint, Michigan at the age of 24, not long after graduating from General Motors Institute in Flint.
Mr. Carlson served as Chairman of the Michigan Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), and as Chairman of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. The not-for-profit MMTC exists to enhance the global competitiveness of Michigan‘s small and mid-size manufacturers. In addition, Mr. Carlson co-founded and served as Chairman of the Auto Body Consortium (ABC, Inc.), formed to perform collaborative research between the Big Three automakers, the auto supply base, research universities, and federal research laboratories.
He also served on the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Advisory Board of the Engineering College of the University of Michigan, and co-chaired the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the S.M. Wu Foundation board of directors.
Dwight Carlson is an engineering graduate of the General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan.