Mike Ownbey is President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Olson an OEM in Sturgis, Michigan, a JBPCO company, since December of 2007.  Mike managed other companies within JBPCO and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Specialty Vehicle Group, President and Chief Operating Officer of Federal Coach Company and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Coach Company.  Prior to joining Morgan Olson, Mr. Ownbey held executive positions with Honda Motor Company’s largest subsidiary, Yachiyo Industries.  As Vice President of Operations he was responsible for North America production of seven plants specializing in automotive stamping, including large structural components, welding and assembly, sun roofs, repair parts, injection molding and plastic parts, blow molding and plastic fuel tanks as well as automotive accessories.  Mike managed “greenfield” startups of stamping plants and plastic fuel tank plants during his Honda assignment. His management experience extends to all areas of vehicle manufacturing, including the production of metal stampings and frame assemblies.  Mikes particular area of expertise is operational management, quality and cost control.  He has instituted Lean Manufacturing principles at Morgan Olson, resulting in improved manufacturing performance, on-time delivery, cost control and higher quality products.  Mike opened a new OEM manufacturing plant in Loudon, Tennessee  in 2015-2016. He is a retired U.S. Army Officer having commanded various units at company and battalion levels, he worked extensively in research, development and manufacturing during several assignments with U.S. Army Missile Command and U.S. Army Missile and Munitions Center and School with his last assignment serving as Director of Logistics of the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.


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