Jonathan May, Industry Specialist

Jonathan May is a seasoned international CEO and COO with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and business development roles with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller entrepreneurial entities. He is an engineer who has run manufacturing facilities as large as 3000 employees to as small as 100. A lean manufacturing expert, he has worked directly with the late Dr. W.E. Deming for over 13 years.

Mr. May is an expert in Lean Manufacturing and has applied these profit creating techniques in diverse manufacturing facilities all over the world. He is an expert in not only optimizing manufacturing but also in finding and capitalizing on the key differentiators that will make a company successful in the marketplace.

  • CEO and C-level P&L accountability from $12 to $900million in Fortune 500 and private equity-based businesses
  • As CEO grew consumer products from $12.7million to $81million in six years through operations improvement, superior service, new products, brand management, organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Grew market capital from $3.7million to $130million
  • As COO restructured $220million Brussels based international division of Fortune 500 producing $6million in annual savings and 19% improvement in productivity in two years (seven plants in EU and Asia)
  • At 31, he was the youngest General Manager in GM history. P&L responsibility for a diverse division with sales of +$900million
  • As COO of precision rubber company written up in Industry Week &and Wall Street Journal for 45% productivity improvement and 70% in scrap improvement in four years while working with Dr. WE Deming
  • 10+ years of international sourcing (China, EU)
  • Successfully negotiated and managed 25 domestic and international acquisitions and JV’s
  • Diverse P&L responsibility in automotive, consumer products, plastics, metals, machining, assembly, hospitality and consumer service.
  • Automotive Engineer with two patents, original engineer/designer of production based Automotive Air Bags
  • Interim CEO of an equity-based firm that developed and implemented major export business for Dominican Republic rice production

Mr. May has completed the GM intensive senior executive leadership program at Kettering Institute (GMI) and served on the Engineering Curriculum Advisory Board for the University of Dayton.

Contact Information

E-mail: jonathan.may@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1-800-728-7176
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Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • International Business
  • Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Rubber Products

Education

B.S., Ohio University

M.B.A., University of Tennessee

Jonathan May, Industry Specialist

Contact Information

E-mail: jonathan.may@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1-800-728-7176
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • International Business
  • Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Rubber Products

Jonathan May is a seasoned international CEO and COO with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and business development roles with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller entrepreneurial entities. He is an engineer who has run manufacturing facilities as large as 3000 employees to as small as 100. A lean manufacturing expert, he has worked directly with the late Dr. W.E. Deming for over 13 years.

Mr. May is an expert in Lean Manufacturing and has applied these profit creating techniques in diverse manufacturing facilities all over the world. He is an expert in not only optimizing manufacturing but also in finding and capitalizing on the key differentiators that will make a company successful in the marketplace.

  • CEO and C-level P&L accountability from $12 to $900million in Fortune 500 and private equity-based businesses
  • As CEO grew consumer products from $12.7million to $81million in six years through operations improvement, superior service, new products, brand management, organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Grew market capital from $3.7million to $130million
  • As COO restructured $220million Brussels based international division of Fortune 500 producing $6million in annual savings and 19% improvement in productivity in two years (seven plants in EU and Asia)
  • At 31, he was the youngest General Manager in GM history. P&L responsibility for a diverse division with sales of +$900million
  • As COO of precision rubber company written up in Industry Week &and Wall Street Journal for 45% productivity improvement and 70% in scrap improvement in four years while working with Dr. WE Deming
  • 10+ years of international sourcing (China, EU)
  • Successfully negotiated and managed 25 domestic and international acquisitions and JV’s
  • Diverse P&L responsibility in automotive, consumer products, plastics, metals, machining, assembly, hospitality and consumer service.
  • Automotive Engineer with two patents, original engineer/designer of production based Automotive Air Bags
  • Interim CEO of an equity-based firm that developed and implemented major export business for Dominican Republic rice production

Mr. May has completed the GM intensive senior executive leadership program at Kettering Institute (GMI) and served on the Engineering Curriculum Advisory Board for the University of Dayton.


Education

B.S., Ohio University

M.B.A., University of Tennessee

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