Jim Conklin is executive vice president, Americas for Adient. Conklin has been with Adient in various roles of increasing responsibility since October 2000, most recently serving as Adient’s vice president, Americas operations.
Prior to Adient’s spinoff from Johnson Controls, Conklin was vice president of Operations for Johnson Controls as well as executive director, Continuous Improvement & Best Business Practices. Conklin also held various leadership positions within Advanced Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Operations and Quality.
Conklin’s industry experiences also include serving as launch manager, plant manager and general manager for Avanzar Interior Technologies and various manufacturing engineering roles at Johnson Controls, Lear Corporation and United Technologies.
Conklin earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operational Engineering from The University of Michigan.
He is a sponsor and donor of C.S Mott Children’s Hospital, The Salvation Army and The United Way. Conklin was recognized as an Automotive News Rising Star in 2017.