Livingston County, MI
Ferris State University
Born in Detroit and raised in its suburbs, Adam developed a love for the auto industry at an early age by working in his grandfather’s Ford Dealership. He grew an appreciation for hard work and expanded his skills in his parent’s shop supplying the Big Three. With that relationship established, he started making parts for the Big Three, turning that hobby into a business.
Mobsteel started as a one bay garage with a welding bench and a mission to celebrate the automotive industry. The name has grown into a worldwide brand, with that same mission giving life to the Detroit Steel Wheel Company. Embodying the ideals of Mobsteel, Detroit Steel Wheel Co. has become the resurgence solution for manufacturing in the US. The Mobsteel brand has continued to strengthen its relationship with the Big Three and celebrate the success of businesses whose efforts lie within this country.
Adams formula for success is simple: hard work. He has brought back the old school mentality of “do it yourself” to make a better quality product. His journey has taken him and his team from fabricating metal, architecture, furniture, and vehicles, to manufacturing after-market components such as suspension, wheels, and injection molding. All of these self-taught skills have shaped the identity of Mobsteel as a “make it happen” company.
“The minute you decide you want to create something, you need to roll up your sleeves and do it.”
Adam puts every profit into the Mobsteel mission, and takes risks because he knows those measurable's are going nowhere but up. His TedTalk, being on the main-stage and doing business with Ford, Axalta, Autodie, SATA, and ACDelco has validated what he’s created.
There were many times when Mobsteel could have given up, but Adam knew they were moving in the right direction, despite what was happening fiscally. The tough times built Mobsteel, making it an identifiable dream of hard work and success in this economy.
“The fact that you can wake up in the morning and be anyone you want to be is an unbelievable feeling.”