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Jon Wilbrecht



Being a CEO in a high-tech manufacturing environment for 25 years has provided me with the tools to identify company dynamics. Seventeen years in a TEC/Vistage group with other CEOs has given me the chance to understand other companies in detail and help with growth and succession planning issues.


With decades of experience in managing all aspects of a multi-product group, multi-factory company, I have demonstrated that flexibility, accountability, and ongoing planning are key to long term success. I offer extensive hands-on expertise in strategic planning, creating strategic international partnerships and buying/selling companies. In 2008-2009 I sold my factories to two European buyers who continued operations without significant personnel or management changes.


I am experienced in custom manufacturing as well as long run production of catalog products in factories certified to ISO 9001:2000, DoD, and NASA standards. Strategic manufacturing issues addressed include inventory optimization, product life cycles, capital equipment selection, personnel planning, product mix, product line integration and downsizing.


ProAct, Inc. - Board Member
SCORE - St. Paul Chapter

German American Chamber of Commerce

Japan America Society of MN

MN Global Literacy Advisory Board


Stanford University Graduate School of Business - MBA
Wesleyan University - BA Physics


The Influence of Setup Time on Job Shop Performance