Leading military projects, government relationships, and the Midwest office for Achates Power

John S. Major, Jr., vice president for government relations leads the interface with national and local legislators and regulators, and the relationship with the US Army and the CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center. He is also responsible for the Midwest Operations office, based in metro Detroit, where he directs supplier development, and OEM interface. Major began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he worked on joint ventures projects in Japan and Turkey during his ten-year tenure; and, he served as the E-series vehicle engineering manager as his last role at Ford. He has also worked at Navistar Defense, was a founding leadership team member of the NC2 joint venture between Navistar and Caterpillar and helped revamp RV product and program process as Monaco’s vice president of engineering and product development. John has a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.