Farmington Hills, MI Jim Newman, owner and managing partner of Newman Consulting Group, LLC (NCG) in Farmington Hills, Mich., received the ESD Affiliate Council’s Ann O. Fletcher Distinguished Service Award for 2018. The recognition honors individuals for their dedicated service. The award was first presented in 1997 in Ann O. Fletcher’s name to honor her lifetime contribution to The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). The Affiliate Council consists of professionals representing 100+ ESD Affiliated Technical Societies. Mr. Newman was recognized at a special reception in March.