MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, has named Mike Jackson executive director of strategy and research.
Jackson most recently was executive director of strategy and research for MEMA’s light-duty original equipment division.
Jackson’s expanded role will support all segments of MEMA, including the OE, aftermarket, remanufacturing, commercial vehicle and government affairs. He will lead a dynamic, data-driven research team focused on bringing insights and clarity around industry and market trends.
“In today’s complex transportation environment, data is fundamental. MEMA’s strategy and research team will serve as a valuable resource for timely and relevant market intelligence and strategic analysis,” Jackson said. “Our mission is to give MEMA members a competitive advantage in the industry.”
Jackson has proven expertise in automotive forecasting and trends shaping the future of mobility. During his tenure, he led MEMA’s chief purchasing officers and chief financial officers councils and was responsible for executing an extensive range of strategic member conferences and industry analysis. While with IHS Markit, he led the North American vehicle production forecasting practice, and held various strategy roles at Alcoa Fujikura and Faurecia.
Jackson holds a bachelor of science in management strategy from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA in international business from Wayne State University. He gained vital international experience living and working in Germany and works with community and faith-based organizations in his spare time, locally and abroad.