Chief Operating Officer
Jason Atkinson is the COO at Loc. Jason started his career at a Tier 1 automotive supplier while going to school at Oakland University and M-TEC.
Jason had full P&L responsibility as a plant manager for a multi site operation that produced underbody, suspension components and technical assemblies for Chrysler, GM and Ford. Over his twelve year period in the auto industry he launched hundreds of millions of dollars in business, obtained Q1 with Ford, maintained QS9000, TS16949 and A2LA certifications and developed a cost reduction and lean manufacturing program yielding millions of dollars in savings. With five plants and over 800 employees, Jason got his PMP certification to support multisite program launches and developed a program management process with multi gate reviews to ensure on-time delivery and overall customer satisfaction.
At Loc, Jason manages all aspects of operations including Production, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering and Human Resources. Jason led the development of the necessary tools at Loc in preparation for growth including Loc’s QMS, supplier development system and the launch of Loc’s fully automated ERP system, Plex.
Jason has been instrumental in Loc’s growth and continues to lead the technical efforts for all new business opportunities and launches. With the recent acquisition of Demmer’s North Lansing plant Jason has begun the transition of this manufacturing facility.