Office of Alumni Engagement

David Maniez

My hometown when I was a student was

Saint Louis, MI

I graduated in


I studied


I currently live in

Dearborn Heights, MI

I am now

working as a Program Manager at AISIN World Corp. of America, a Tier 1 automotive supplier’s North American Headquarters in Northville, MI. I am overseeing body, seat, and engine component programs for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota-Lexus, and Johnson Controls.

Since graduating from Alma

I continued to work for Songer Steel Services, Inc. in Detroit, MI as a Project Manager, helping manage large-scale construction projects at US Steel - Great Lakes Works Blast Furnace & Steel Mill Operations. I then traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to assist in purchasing for a $60M blast furnace top change, re-line and stove rebuild project. 

My Alma education

My Alma education was a very challenging, yet fun-filled, with diverse experiences that helped make me an even more well-rounded person. This has shown in my leadership abilities by being able to handle stressful and unexpected situations much more smoothly and clear-minded. 

My favorite place(s) on campus included

the TKE House, Dow Science Center, and the Rec Center

My favorite professors(s) included

Drs. Doepke, Drs. Borello, Dr. Calhoun, Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Vickery, and Dr. Keeton.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

helping set up and practicing in community round-table discussions between the college and the community and seeing many of the proposed events and projects come to fruition.