Jon Jensen joined the NAI team in September 2016, and as part of a planned transition was named President and CEO November 1, 2016, succeeding Preston Speers.
Prior to NAI, Jon was most recently President and CEO of L-com, Inc., where he focused on leading the company to accelerated organic and acquisitive revenue growth through customer-driven product initiatives, while simultaneously upgrading its manufacturing and logistics operations to world-class status.
Jon arrives to NAI with extensive experience in the automotive, commercial vehicle, power sports, off highway/agriculture, office furniture, lighting, appliance, and industrial technology markets. He possesses a deep understanding of electrical and electronics, wired and wireless connectivity, fluid conveying systems, and related components. Jon plans to translate this information into actionable goals that will broaden NAI’s horizons.
Jon has spent his career driving revenue and profit growth in high-tech and industrial manufacturing businesses, including Group Dekko, Alcoa Electrical, and Electronics Solutions (now part of PKC), where he was President and CEO. Jon also served as President at Alcoa’s AFL Americas business unit and ITT’s Fluid Handling Systems (now part of Cooper Standard Automotive) business unit.
Jon, a degreed Mechanical Engineer with graduate work and certificates in Strategic Management and Quality Management, began his career as a product development engineer at Aeroquip Corporation (acquired by Eaton in 1999). He progressed through various engineering roles in product development, manufacturing, engineering, quality, operations, and sales, eventually running the global sales and engineering organization for the automotive fluid connectors division. Jon then joined ITT in 2001 as the VP of Sales, Marketing, and Engineering for ITT’s fluid handling systems business. He eventually added global operations to his role and then moved on to become ITT’s President.
Jon’s experience running both privately and publicly held companies with annual revenues over $1.5 billion brings a solid process focus that translates well to the mid-cap space. Jon’s aptitude for strategy and business development, his operational experience, and his history of successful acquisitions in the connectivity space poise him to be an effective and revolutionary leader for NAI.