Jon is a native of Ann Arbor Michigan with 40 years of experience in the auto industry. He has worked in the Midwest and Deep South as a global market economics analyst. His consults independently for clients including major auto companies and their suppliers. He is hired to analyze markets and provide projections that inform corporate strategy, manufacturing strategy and supply chain strategy. His works is based on data accessed from current and past Securities & Exchange Commission filings, investor reports, annual reports, quarterly earnings calls and government data, as well as regular consultation with colleagues in North America and Asia Pacific.
His client work has directly or indirectly involved: General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen, Daimler Benz, BMW, Freightliner, PACCAR, Volvo/Mack, Navistar, CNH, Joy Global, Robert Bosch, Timken, TRW, Visteon, Goodyear, Michelin, Magna, Meritor, Arvin, Budd-Thyssen, ITW, Modine, Simpson Industries, and Afinia.
In addition, Jon consults with industry writers and business journalists who work in print, broadcast, radio, digital and social media to offer commentary and analysis.
He earned an MBA in managerial economics and finance from the University of Michigan and a Manufacturing Industrial Technology Degree from Eastern Michigan University. Before running a boutique consultancy, Jon worked for U.S.-based multi-national companies in various engineering and strategic analysis roles. He has worked inside plants and outside plants. When not traveling to client sites in Metro Detroit, Chicago and others parts of the U.S., he is based in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. He has begun a specialty practice that focuses on production changes and consumer demands south of the border. With clients in multiple time zones, he works primary on eastern standard time.
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