MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, has named Mike Jackson executive director of Strategy and Research. Jackson was most recently executive director of Strategy and Research for MEMA’s light duty original equipment division.
Jackson’s expanded role will support all segments of MEMA, including the O.E., aftermarket, remanufacturing, commercial vehicle and government affairs. He will lead a dynamic data-driven research team focused on bringing insights and clarity around industry and market trends.
“In today’s complex transportation environment, data is fundamental. MEMA’s strategy and research team will serve as a valuable resource for timely and relevant market intelligence and strategic analysis,” says Jackson. “Our mission is to give MEMA members a competitive advantage in the industry.”
Jackson has proven expertise in automotive forecasting and trends shaping the future of mobility. During his tenure, he led MEMA’s Chief Purchasing Officers and Chief Financial Officers councils, and was responsible for executing an extensive range of strategic member conferences and industry analysis. While with IHS Markit, he led the North American vehicle production forecasting practice, and held various strategy roles at Alcoa Fujikura and Faurecia.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Strategy from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA in International Business from Wayne State University. He gained vital international experience living and working in Germany and works with community and faith-based organizations in his spare time, locally and abroad.
MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. It has been the voice of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are strong by association.
MEMA supports members within its two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. Members conceive, design, and manufacture the OE systems and technologies that make up two-thirds of the value of every vehicle and supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Washington, D.C.; Southfield, Mich.; and Research Triangle Park, N.C. Learn more at MEMA.org.
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