Message from the CEO: Mary Buchzeiger’s Keys to Achieve Ultimate Success

Brittani Holsey



On a warmer than usual, mid-February afternoon in Detroit, Michigan, nearly 50 influential, involved and driven members of Inforum’s womens’ organization, SE Downtown Detroit Luncheon Affinity Group, gathered for an afternoon at a vibrant gastro pub, Central Kitchen + Bar. Mary Buchzeiger crafted a Valentine’s Day message of inspiration to the group.

During the interactive conversation among the group, Mary touched on three main points that have led to success in her personal and work life. Each theme emphasized the importance of taking control over your own life and being accountable for your actions. The topics are outlined, below:

#1 Self Confidence:The discussion began with the topic of self-confidence. “Eliminate three words from your vocabulary right now, ‘just,’,‘hopefully’ and ‘sorry’.” By eliminating these sound bites, you can instantly start sounding more confident, which ultimately translates to your actions and daily interactions with others.

#2 Stop Caring About What People Think: Mary spoke of her own personal experiences in business and shared an important piece of advice. “Once you stop shaping yourselves around what you think others want to see, you are able to give yourself the freedom to stop holding back.” The key is to be true to who you are and stop letting the fear of failing or disappointing others dictate your freedom.

#3 Determine the Root of Fear: The last subject Mary touched on was fear. Fear is a learned behavior, but with guidance, you’re able to conquer those fears. “All fears are self-taught. By taking control, sitting back and thinking about what you are actually afraid of, you can determine the root of the fear and put yourself one step closer to conquering it.”

The afternoon concluded with a thoughtful group exercise where the women wrote down three goals they wanted to accomplish in the next 30 days, creating a physical timeline for each goal. Mary then encouraged them to solidify their goals by adding the dates to their calendars and sharing their thoughts with another woman, or “accountability partner” in the room. The partners were challenged to check in with one another over the next 30 days to track each other’s progress. The purpose of the exercise was for the women to get to know each other and hold one another accountable for accomplishing their set goals.

In conclusion, Mary advocates often that beliefs create reality and weaved this mantra in to the overall message of the afternoon. One final piece of advice spoken to the group was a quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

The People Behind The Parts

Lucerne International

Year after year, the Motor City comes alive when the North American International Auto show makes its Detroit debut. This year, over 112,000 people attended the show’s opening day and according to Tyrel Linkhorn, of “The Blade” the 2018 Jeep Wrangler had no trouble drawing crowds.

Fiat Chrysler revamped a classic with the 2018 Wrangler and according to Christian Seabough of “Motor Trend”, Jeep’s goal when designing this vehicle “was to balance the dueling demands of those who buy Wranglers to adventure off-road and those who buy ’em to drive around town because they look cool.”

From its removable roof features to the familiar clean-cut lines elevated with attention to design, Jeep has taken this vehicle to the next level with upgrades that are not only aesthetic, but also increase durability, safety, and more. Let’s take a journey with the parts that make up the Jeep Wrangler and learn how this vehicle is manufactured, starting from its smallest part.

Lucerne International CEO Discusses Value of WBE Membership on TradeshowLife TV

Lucerne International

“The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately,” spoken by Lucerne International’s CEO Mary Buchzeiger. At the Women’s Business Enterprise National Conference (WBENC) in Las Vegas earlier this year, Mary sat down with reporter Lisa Jackson at TradeshowLife TV and discussed her rewarding experience being part of the WBE community for the past seven years.

Lucerne International Hosts Wuxi Tool & Mould Trade Association

Lucerne International

Last week, Lucerne International had the pleasure of hosting members of the China Wuxi Die and Mould Trade Association, a nationwide, industry-based and non-profit social organization, at our headquarters in Auburn Hills. Mary Buchzeiger, CEO at Lucerne International, gave the delegation a tour of the warehouse and discussed day-to-day manufacturing operations, as well as what she envisions for the future of not only the company, but of the manufacturing industry.

Lucerne International Team Member Making Positive Impact on the Youth

Lucerne International

Giving back to the community has always been important to Lucerne International, even down to each individual team member. One of those team members is the Director of Human Resources, Stephanie Jones. This year, Stephanie decided to partner with Winning Futures, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring, strategic planning and workplace preparation.

Saying Goodbye To A Summer Of Hard Work And Learning At Lucerne

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This summer, Lucerne International welcomed two engineering majors to their Auburn Hills facility. Junior Brandon Addis, 20, and graduating Senior Erich Grohs, 21, are both students at Michigan State University and as they wrap up their summers at Lucerne, they reflect on what they have learned and their overall experience