Kevin J. Pavlov
Transportation Electronics Manufacturing
C-Suite Executive in transportation/consumer electronic industry with strong technical background that has been leveraged to lead cutting edge technological and product developments for OEM’s and Suppliers.
Created PE start-ups as well as corporate ventures like E-Car JV at Magna Intl. and BluWav systems.
Full P&L and leadership of global divisions with $900+ Million revenue.
Strong network of recognized leaders (automotive and transportation industries). Extensive skills cover large global corporations, private board experience, government affairs, and invaluable entrepreneurial/start-up company experience.
Strong Operations experience - built several plants throughout US/Asia/Europe $100M to $800M.
Setup/re-structured multiple companies that improved in sales and profitability 5% to 20%+ Solid technical knowledge in electronics, software, hardware, and controls. Notable Contributions:
Created/setup up $300M global JV structure for EV/connected vehicle components and battery cell development. Launched products out of US/European plants establishing firm market presence. Doubled sales YOY- became cash flow positive in 2 years.
Established US OEM's Hybrid vehicle components manufacturing plant. Awarded $80M US DOE Grant for EV/HEV component, setup plant and launched production products for Ford, FIsker, and GM in 30 months. Career Progression & Notable Accomplishments
Ricardo Inc. PLC and InterOcean Advisors 2017 – Current SENIOR EXECUTIVE / CONSULTANT
Ricardo Inc. Purpose: Services include M&A, and Strategic Advisory. Focus on business turnaround and growth through Organic and Acquisition methods.
InterOcean Advisors: Consultant working with Investment bank providing M&A and capital markets transaction advisory services to transportation and manufacturing sectors. Eco-Fueling Inc. 2014 – 2018
Commercial Vehicle Product Manufacturer in Ethanol + Diesel Fuel technology Chief Executive Officer / Chairman of the board
Purpose: Turn around company, setup as market leading Fuel economy and emissions lead for Heavy Trucks. Restructured and raised capital Series A funding, resolved multiple litigation & customer base issues from prior management, setup business plan and market approach. Company sold to PE in September 2018. Magna International 2007 - 2014
$35B Tier 1 product manufacturer with 316 operations/84 development, engineering, sales centers in 29 countries. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Magna Services Ventures & Innovation Group (2013 – 2014) Purpose: Challenged to show value in new technologies/companies that would take 3-5 year investment event horizon to Magna International (who acts as bank to divisions, and provides capital for new growth).
Wrote/execute strategy to increase innovations both internally/externally and improve brand image around Innovation. Developed strong relationships with multiple investment banks as well as Venture Capital firms. Notable Accomplishments:
Developed funding model for “Venture Group” and business model to work within multiple industries
Acquired two companies for two divisions (~$155M) that were integrated within 8 months. 20123 Mayfield Livonia MI 48152
CHIEF OPERATNG OFFICER (COO) Magna International/Stronach Group - E-Car Joint Venture 2010 – 2013 Member of the Board of directors of the Stronach Group Purpose: Full Corporate responsibility. Challenged to make Hybrid/Electric Vehicle technology affordable. Company formed to serve emergence of EV & HEV’s within automotive space.
Responsible for Global operations in Canada, USA, Europe, Asia with 800 employees in US and Europe and Canada (3 plants/2 engineering centers).
Member of E-Car Systems Executive Board with overall global accountability for development/direction of 3 divisions of E-Car (Energy Components, Energy Storage, and Lithium Ion Battery Cell manufacturing). Notable Accomplishments:
Attained ~50% compounded annual growth rate. Secured ~$80M in US government grants.
Most recently, Magna purchased back control/equity from JV partner, growing sales from $250M to $900M. Currently integrating company back into Magna corporate structure. GLOBAL PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER Magna Electronics 2008 – 2010 Purpose: Challenged to grow business with new innovative product lines in North America and Asia.
Managed North America and Asia operations ($500M P&L/1200 employees), including 4 manufacturing locations (2 US/1 Asia) and 2 engineering/development centers.
Grew development/supply of Autonomous Vehicle functions, driver assistance systems, and electric propulsion and energy management systems for HEV, PHEV, & BEVs. Notable Accomplishments:
Lobbied/awarded $80M DOE grant for Electric & Hybrid component manufacturing. Integrated BluWav Systems into Magna Electronics automotive electronics components, i.e. safety systems.
Added 2 safety product lines, growing sales $200M and EBIT 10%, and becoming market leader in back up camera’s. Attained compounded annual Sales growth of 50% per year, and balanced scorecard metrics.
Divested 2 product lines and improved operations on 3 others, yielding 1-timer gain of $30M, and resulted in in of 45% sales increase over 2 years and 12% EBIT improvement in remaining product lines. BluWav Systems 2007 – 2008
~$25M Sales. EV & HEV component
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER & GENERAL MANAGER
Purpose. Challenged to build startup company and execute investors’ exit strategy (sale of company).
Full P&L responsibility of investor relations in US, including corporate development, and commercialization Notable Accomplishments:
Secured $50M in booked business within 1st year, including $20M LOP Ford Focus EV program, and established low volume manufacturing location in Michigan.
Leader of Company sale and transition to Magna International Prior Career Foundation
– EVP GM Wavecrest Laboratories LLC 2003 – 2007
– Manager of Systems Engineering & Chassis Systems Visteon Corporation 1998 – 2003
– Supervisor, Brakes Vacuum Dist. Controls & Electrical Controls Engineer Ford Motor Co. 1990 – 1998
– Electrical Engineer Anti-Lock brakes & Traction Control Alfred Teves Corp (ITT) 1987 – 1990
– Valley Forge Technical Communications & Downriver Marine Electronics Cummins Engine 1984 – 1987 Professional Development & Affiliations
– Masters Business Turnaround Management University of Detroit Mercy (in progress)
– MBA Michigan State AMP program
– Masters Electronic Computer Control Systems (MSECCS Wayne State University
– Bachelor of Science-Electrical Electronics (BSEE) University of Detroit