Jon Jacobs is the Vice President - Business Development of Wildcat Discovery Technologies. Jon has over twenty years of experience in engineering and all aspects of sales and marketing, primarily with highly technical products in the battery and automotive industries. Jon has extensive global sales experience, including Japan, Korea, China and Western Europe.
Before joining Wildcat in 2009, Jon served as Global Director of Sales and Marketing for Material Sciences Corporation, an acoustic and coated materials company supplying to the automotive, consumer & industrial and electronics industries. Jon began his career as an automotive engineer at General Motors and Ford Motor Company, with responsibilities that included finite element analysis, body engineering, fuel systems validation, and product planning. Jon leverages the combination of his strong technical and sales background to identify potential solutions for Wildcat’s customer base of global chemical companies, battery cell manufacturers and OEM’s.
Jon received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Jon also received a Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University.