Jonathon has an impressive career in strategic and operational financial leadership in global businesses. In his most recent position as Chief Financial and Administration Officer at Dayco (a $1 billion sales industrial company), Jonathon developed and led transformational programs that improved processes, reduced costs significantly and increased ROI. He was also instrumental in identifying and implementing actions which drove top-line growth while reducing working capital across a large, global network of manufacturing and service/sales centers. Prior to Dayco, Jonathon was the Chief Financial Officer for GKN Aerospace North America where he was successful in partnering with company leadership to increase throughput while reducing expenses and working capital. He also spent 12 years at Tomkins PLC, including 4 years as CFO of Gates Corporation, and held senior financial positions at BAE Systems and Courtaulds Textiles.
Jonathon commented, “Ascent Aerospace, in particular, offers innovative automation and tooling solutions which enable customers to increase build rates at much lower cost levels and higher efficiency. The company has tremendous potential for growth and I look forward to working closely with the AIPA team to develop and implement strategies to achieve this growth.”
Brian Williams, CEO of AIPA, added: “With his acumen and experience in leading financial growth over a variety of industries, Jonathon will be a key asset to AIPA as we position ourselves for our next phase of growth. We are very pleased to welcome Jonathon to our team.”