Peter Karmanos, Jr. is chairman, CEO and co-founder of Compuware Corporation. Compuware is one of the world's largest independent software vendors and professional services organizations. In more than 30 years under Mr. Karmanos' leadership, the company has become one of Michigan's largest exporters, offering more than 130 software products from offices located in 60 countries.
Mr. Karmanos is co-owner of three hockey teams: the Carolina Hurricanes (National Hockey League), the Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League) and the Florida Everblades (East Coast Hockey League). In addition to Worthington Industries, he is a director of the North American Hockey League, USA Hockey, Taubman Centers, Inc., Automation Alley, Detroit Renaissance, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the National Hockey League Board of Governors.