Posted April 8, 2016

Jason Industries names new president

Jason Industries Inc. announced that Brian K. Kobylinski is joining the company as president and chief operating officer.

Kobylinski’s appointment will be effective April 25, 2016. In this role, he will report to Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman and chief executive officer of Jason.

“I am excited to have Koby join the Jason executive leadership team. He will be a great partner to take Jason forward into the future,” said Quinn. “His record of organizational development, growth and operational excellence in a general industrial, mid-market public company, aligns well with our vision for Jason.”

Prior to joining Jason, Kobylinski served as executive vice president, Energy Segment and China for Actuant Corporation based in Milwaukee. During his 23 years with Actuant, Kobylinski progressed through a number of management roles, including vice president of Business Development, global business leader, Hydratight; and Industrial and Energy Segment leader.

A. Craig Ivey, who had served as Jason’s interim president and chief operating officer, will remain a key member of the executive leadership team and will continue to serve as senior vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, driving improved operational efficiency, performance and cost synergies throughout Jason’s operations.

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including abrasives manufacturer Osborn.