Jason Leadership

Leadership Team

Brian K.  Kobylinski

Brian K. Kobylinski

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, Brian K. Kobylinski served as President & Chief Operating Officer since April 8, 2016. Prior to joining Jason, Mr. Kobylinski served as Executive Vice President, Energy Segment and China for Actuant Corporation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During his 23 years with Actuant, Mr. Kobylinski progressed through a number of management roles, including Vice President - Industrial and Energy Segments, Vice President – Business Development and Global Business Leader – Hydratight. Mr. Kobylinski received his masters of business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his bachelors of art from St. Norbert College.

Sarah C. Lauber

Sarah C. Lauber

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sarah C. Lauber has served as Senior Vice President since January 2016 and as Chief Financial Officer since April 20, 2015. Prior to joining Jason, Mrs. Lauber served as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis at Regal-Beloit Corporation, a manufacturer of electric motors, generators and controls, and mechanical motion control products, from 2011 until April 2015. Mrs. Lauber previously served as Chief Financial Officer of A.O. Smith Corporation’s Electrical Products Company (“EPC”), a manufacturer of electric motors for residential and commercial applications, from 2002 until EPC was acquired by Regal-Beloit in 2011. Mrs. Lauber began her career as an accountant at KPMG.

Mrs. Lauber earned a Bachelor of Science in administration, with an accounting concentration, from California State University, San Bernardino, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Srivas Prasad

Srivas Prasad

Sr. VP & General Manager - Seating & Acoustics

Srivas Prasad has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager - Seating and Acoustics since January 2016.  He previously served as the President of the Seating segment since June 30, 2014 and served in the same position of Jason Incorporated since April 2014. Prior to serving as the President of the Seating segment, he served as Vice President - Business Development from 2011 to 2014 and held key leadership positions in Jason Incorporated’s Acoustics segment from 2006 to 2010.

Mr. Prasad holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Bangalore University and a Masters in engineering from Lamar University.

Steven G.  Carollo

Steven G. Carollo

Sr. VP & General Manager - Finishing & Components

Steven G. Carollo has served as our Senior Vice President & General Manager - Finishing and Components since January 2016.  Prior to that, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Components segment since June 30, 2014 and previously served in the same position of Jason Incorporated since July 2012.  Prior to serving as the Vice President and General Manager of the Components segment, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Assembled Products from 2006 to 2013 and held key leadership positions in Jason Incorporated’s Acoustic and Components segments from 1994 to 2006. 

Mr. Carollo holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Michigan University and will receive his Masters in Business Administration from Notre Dame in May 2016.

Thomas L. Doerr, Jr.

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Thomas L. Doerr, Jr. has served as Vice President since January 2016 and as General Counsel and Secretary since November 2015. Prior to joining Jason, Mr. Doerr served as Associate General Counsel for The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW) where he was responsible for overseeing the legal matters for Manitowoc’s crane segment. Mr. Doerr joined Manitowoc in 2006 as legal counsel; in 2008 Tom expatriated to London, England, and in 2009 to Lyon, France where he was serving as Assistant General Counsel - International and responsible for all legal matters for both Manitowoc’s crane segment and Manitowoc’s foodservice segment in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. He later moved back to the United States and assumed global legal responsibility for Manitowoc’s crane segment. While at Manitowoc, Mr. Doerr was closely involved in numerous of the company’s domestic and international alliances, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Manitowoc, he was with the law firm von Briesen & Roper, s.c. in the firm’s Milwaukee office with a broad-based practice focused on both corporate and real estate matters. 

Tom is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and the University of St. Thomas.

John J. Hengel

John J. Hengel

Vice President of Tax and Treasury

John J. Hengel has served as Jason Industries' vice president of tax and treasury,and assistant secretary since June 30, 2014, and previously served as vice president of finance at Jason Incorporated since 1999. Prior to joining Jason, Mr. Hengel was a director in the audit and business advisory services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1992 to 1999.

Mr. Hengel is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Carroll University.