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Executive Summary

In my current role at ON Semi, I am responsible for our automotive strategy and OEM business development. Most recently, I led a team with both global and regional responsibilities, contributing to our double digit growth within the Americas.

Prior to joining ON, I was the global account executive at Infineon. In this role, I was responsible for business development at Ford Motor Company worldwide, leading the promotion of innovation and collaboration between the two organizations.

I began my career at AC Rochester and have worked for Kelsey Hayes (now TRW), FCI, and JAE prior to joining Infineon in 2003.

Over the course of my 25-year career, I have developed a passion and expertise for business development. Through the building of strong industry relationships, innovative ideas, and global vision, I have made significant contributions to the automotive market at large.

I have been an active member of SAE since 1992 and am currently part of the organization's Industry Leadership Coalition, a member of the Technical Council for Convergence. Additionally, I serve as an organizer for the SAE Smart Grid session of World Congress, SAE Convergence Megatrends, and the SAE Advanced Safety Symposium.  I am also involved in fostering sciences and technology through my mentorship in FIRST for the Northville High School Robostangs – Team 548.

Work History

Feb 2020Present

Executive Director - Automotive Strategy & OEM Bus. Dev

ON Semiconductor
  • Responsible for leading and defining the automotive strategy in concert with key industry trends (AV/ADAS, xEV, and Connectivity).
  • Manage our strategic relationships at an OEM level.
Jan 2017Feb 2020

Sr. Executive Manager - Automotive NA

ON Semiconductor
  • Responsible for leading the account management team to drive new business opportunities within the Americas and globally.
  • Responsible for the development of the Automotive Key Strategic Initiatives for North America.
Aug 2010Jan 2017

Global Account Executive -OEM Business Development

Infineon Technologies North America Corp.
  • Responsible for Global business development for Ford Motor Company world wide

  • Manage and Lead global business development team.
  • Lead the promotion of innovation and collaboration between Infineon and Ford in key areas such as IoT, Security, and Autonomous Drive.

  • Lead efforts to enhance overall company image and presence through key industry participation & networking
Aug 2003Aug 2010

Sales Manager - Automotive Continental (formerly SVDO)

Infineon Technologies North America Corp
  • Responsible for all commercial aspects of the North American Regional Account for Siemens VDO.
  • Manage and Lead Field Sales Engineering, Inside Sales and Field Application Engineering. Dotted line responsibility for Quality and Logistics.
  • Responsible for integration and alignment of customer strategy with Global Corporate Account Team in Munich Germany.
Apr 1999Jul 2003

Sales Manager - Automotive

JAE Electronics
  • Responsible for all phases of sales and marketing of JAE products into domestic automotive customers GM, Ford and Diamler Chrysler including Honda
  • Manage and Lead Account Managers and Application Engineer(s).
  • Develop New Business Strategy for JAE on a local and global level.
  • Manage Budget for North American Domestic Automotive Group.
Mar 1994Mar 1999

Business Manager - Visteon

Framatome Connectors
Oct 1989Feb 1994

Product Sales Manager

Kelsey - Hayes (TRW)
Sep 1986Oct 1989

Account Manager

AC Rochester Division of GM

Professional accomplishments

  • Created a business strategy that established Infineon as Ford's key partner for all Powertrain microprocessors (100% of the business in 2018 and beyond) - along with 100% of all Transmission Solenoid Control IC's.

  • Formed business alliance between Ford, Key T1, and Infineon to create pull for Solid State Relay Replacement
  • Lead the 900V Development Project for Next Generation xEV IGBT's resulting in securing $900k NRE.

Education

2018Present

MA of Divinity

Fuller Seminary
19861989

BSEE

Wayne State University

B.S. Candidate Electrical Engineering Curriculum - No Degree Received

19831987

BA Physics

Kalamazoo College

3/2 Engineering /Liberal Arts Curriculum