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2013 Small Business Exporter of the Year

 Managed Programs, LLC received the 2013 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Award for Small Business Exporter of the Year.

This achievement is awarded to a Michigan Small Business that has significantly increased export sales and profits, encouraged other firms to export, increased jobs through exports, and innovative methods of creating markets.










Technical Papers


























Patent Name

​Patent Number 


Variable intake system and method ​US 8590501 B1 ​2013
Engine manifold with modular runners US 8567366 B2 ​2013
Intake manifold having intake ports with consolidated shape US D665821 S1 ​2012
Engine manifold with interchangeable porting portion US 7021263 B1 ​2006
Polymeric manifold assembly and method US 20060016416 A1 ​2006
Method and apparatus for advancing air into a fuel reformer by use of an engine vacuum US 20040020447 A1 ​2004
Fuel and air induction system US 5353767 A ​1994




2012 Shanghai Plastic Intake Manifold Conference

Low Volume Development Techniques for Plastic Engine Parts

Engine Performance and Fuel Economy Development with Intake Manifold


2010 Shanghai Plastic Intake Manifold Conference

Variable Intake Manifold Development Trend and Technology


2010 Altmann Conference

Development Process for Low Volume Production of Thermoplastic Engine Components




6/8/2018 ~ Stuttgart, Germany

2018 Engine Expo


10/17/13 ~

Global Trade Days: MEDC’s STEP program helps Managed Programs, LLC expand globally


11/27/12 ~ Forbes

Rise in Export Assistance Programs Helps Small Businesses Expand


10/31/12 ~

Michigan companies boost exports in Middle East, China and beyond with state, federal grant help


6/2/08 ~ Crain's Detroit Business

To Russia, for growth: Mission gives suppliers line on new work


11/28/04 ~ The Detroit News Autos Insider

Michigan firms look to China


2/5/04 ~ Machine Design

Composite breathes more life into engine performance


7/29/03 ~ Popular Hot Rodding

F.A.S.T. Science, Finally - A new High-performance composite LS1 intake manifold