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Jack Byrne
Jack Byrne has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO and COO leading B2B manufacturing and services companies, in addition to 10 years in senior sales and operations roles.

At A Glance

  • CEO, COO, VP Sales, VP Operations, Board of Directors
  • High growth, startup, relentless continuous improvement, turnarounds
  • Dealer networks, licensees, multiple branch services, multi-plant manufacturing
  • Industrial equipment, construction & real estate services, metals/materials, aerospace
  • Key strategic mergers & acquisitions – including directed integration
  • Global sales and supply chain: Americas, Europe, Japan, China, FSR
  • Led new product market development, Lean/Six Sigma, supply chain initiatives
  • Interim C-level includes RV manufacturer, flooring services
  • Public, private, private equity, family and ESOP businesses
  • Executive compensation – independent competitive analysis and powerful solutions

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Strategically grew sales to $30 million to the world’s largest aerospace firms as founding president and CEO of aerospace manufacturing startup
  • Transformed regional construction services firm to national service leader, expanding from six to 15 branches, as COO
  • Instrumental in $100 million NASDAQ secondary offering and led $40 million greenfield high tech metals manufacturing expansion

Bio

Jack Byrne has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO and COO leading B2B manufacturing and services companies, in addition to 10 years in senior sales and operations roles. He led multiple companies to double-digit growth including, as founding president and CEO, IMI Titanium, Inc., an aerospace startup under ESCO Corporation that grew to $30 million revenue. The company became a significant supplier to the world’s largest and toughest aerospace firms. As president of AeroGo Inc., Jack led the former Boeing spinoff to record sales and earnings through improved sales processes and marketing along with revitalized product development. As COO of Criterion Block, a leading provider of B2B flooring installation and construction services, he renewed sales growth and introduced Lean/Six Sigma concepts that helped the company expand from six to 15 cities and become a major national innovator. Jack played a significant role in the rapid growth of Oregon Metallurgical Corp as VP manufacturing and engineering. He was instrumental in the firm’s $100 million secondary NASDAQ offering and its successful sale to Allegheny Technologies for $560 million. He has served in several interim C-level roles including CEO for an RV manufacturer turnaround. As a principal with Ascend, Jack advises CEOs and boards on key executive compensation issues. He has served on boards in tech, chemical manufacturing and wine. Jack holds an MBA in Executive Management from the University of Oregon and a BS in Materials Engineering from Drexel University. He was appointed professor of operations strategy for the University of Oregon OEMBA program (1995-98), and was an APICS fellow.