MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN) (NASDAQ:JASNW) (the “Company” or “Jason Industries”) today announced President and Chief Executive Officer Brian K. Kobylinski has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Kobylinski was named president and chief executive officer of Jason Industries effective December 1, 2016 after joining the company as chief operating officer in April 2016.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Koby to the board. He has provided excellent operational leadership and strategic direction for the business since he joined the company last year. His experience, knowledge, and deep understanding of industrial businesses make him a valuable addition to the board,” said Jeffry N. Quinn Chairman of Jason Industries’ Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Jason, Kobylinski served as Executive Vice President, Energy Segment and China for Actuant Corporation based in Milwaukee. During his 23 years with Actuant, 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.

About Jason Industries, Inc.

The Company is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the finishing, components, seating and automotive acoustics markets, including Osborn (Richmond, Ind. and Burgwald, Germany), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), and Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,400 people in 13 countries. To learn more, please visit