Prefix at a Glance

Prefix Headquarters in Rochester Hills, Michigan
 

Celebrating 40 years of business in 2019, Michigan-based Prefix Corporation began in 1979 developing innovative design and engineering solutions for the automotive industry. Today the company has dramatically expanded their capabilities, working in the aviation, automotive, amusement, motion picture, exhibit, and other industries. Prefix takes great pride in being one of America’s top resources for bringing new ideas and innovations to reality.

  • Product Design services
  • Surface modeling and engineering
  • Electric and autonomous vehicle technologies
  • Fabrication and advanced composites
  • Complete concept vehicle builds
  • Low volume custom vehicle production
  • Luxury interiors and trim
  • Lighting development and production
  • Product prototyping and modeling
  • Software development, optical bonding, and electronics
  • Precision machining and fabrication
  • World-class paint and finishing
  • Engine design, development, build and testing

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As part of our year long, 40th Anniversary celebration, we are taking time to highlight some of the incredible people on the Prefix team, who make the organization what it is. This week, we meet Anthony Wiley, from our Interior Trim department. For those familiar with Prefix, you know that our TRIM department Rocks! Anthony has been with us since 2017 and one of his favorite projects has been working on the Genovation Cars high-performance electric supercar. Anthony drives a turbo Miata and for fun... owns a 1968 Chevelle. He’s always wanted to take a road trip from Maine to California. (wonder which car he would take) When he has time for some R&R, Anthony enjoys heading to Manistee river, where they enjoy the down river float. Believe it or not, He’s never been on a plane. But... that is about to change, as he will board a plane later this month to visit his girlfriend (who’s studying abroad) in France. If he could have lunch with a famous person, he would choose to share some chili cheese fries with automotive “Drifter” Taylor Ray. And... when it comes to super heroes, Anthony’s favorite? Mr. Incredible, from “The Incredibles”. Anthony... enjoy your trip to France! Wheels Up Dude!
As part of our year-long 40th Anniversary celebration, we are putting the spotlight on some of the amazing people who make Prefix what it is. This week we meet Kevin Bushon. Kevin has an incredible background of experience within the industry that is especially well-suited for his current role as a member of our Estimating team. His favorite project (and… one of the most challenging) was the Chrysler “Portal” concept electric-autonomous vehicle that was unveiled at the 2017 CES show. Kevin is definitely an outdoorsman, with his number one favorite food choice being any wild game. His favorite travel destination in Michigan is spending time, fishing and enjoying Petoskey, but has Scotland listed on his bucket list of future travel plans. If Kevin could invite any famous person (living or not) to lunch, he would choose John Wayne. And… when it comes to favorite super hero… it’s his Mom.
As a celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we look back at our history. In 1983, Prefix was involved with a project that (at the time) we had no idea just how much it would impact the future of our company. The project, involved creating an automated packaging assembly line for a new product called the IBM XT Personal Computer. This system automatically placed each personal computer, supporting hardware and related literature within a box. It then sealed and labeled each package for tracking and shipping. And it did all of this, without people. Throughout the project, our team was exposed to this new thing called the personal computer, and all the potential opportunities it promised to bring consumers. Although at the time, Prefix Founder, Kim Zeile admitted that he didn’t fully understand the hype over the personal computer, he felt strongly that it just may have some application in manufacturing. Upon completion of the packaging project, he purchased an IBM XT and tasked one of his employees to explore it further, in hopes of better understanding possible applications. Little did he know where this small investment would lead Prefix. It would eventually help us to develop a manufacturing system that would be put to use in automotive assembly plants across the country.
Au revoir Geneva... until next time. #genevamotorshow
Good morning from Geneva...#genevamotorshow
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce various members of our team each week. These are the amazing people that make the organization, what it is! This week, we highlight Krystle Koczak. Krystle is a member of our Quality department and has been with the company since 2013. Krystle is a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur, and says... although she really enjoys the Mediterranean style, any and all pizza will do. Her favorite superhero? Batman of course! When it comes to traveling in Michigan, she enjoys the Traverse City area, but does dream about an amazing trip someday to Bora Bora. If she could have lunch with any famous person, she would choose Marilyn Monroe. And... guess what? Krystle is currently planning a wedding! You know what Marilyn would say... “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Congrats Krystle!