Continental Automotive Names Brad Jackson as Director of Communications for NAFTA

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Continental Automotive has appointed Brad Jackson as director of communications for its NAFTA Region. Jackson comes to the company with more than 20 years of experience in communications, nearly 15 of which have been spent within the automotive sector.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new position with Continental, Jackson will join the marketing and communications team, reporting to Kathryn Blackwell, vice president, marketing and communications, NAFTA. Jackson will be responsible for overseeing media relations within the NAFTA Region. He joins Continental from Centra, a trucking and transportation company headquartered in Warren, Mich., where he was the vice president of corporate affairs. In that position, his responsibilities included managing internal and external communications and government relations. Within the automotive industry, Jackson has spent time with both General Motors and Delphi Corp., where he also held the position of director of communications. He also has worked within the health care industry, leading communication operations for Select Care and Trinity Senior Living Communities. Jackson received his bachelor of arts degree in English from Michigan State University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img

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