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GLTAAC staff is experienced in all aspects of business operations and management. Our staff can help you assess your current state and tackle crucial issues in production efficiency, sales and marketing, cost accounting, financial analysis, and management coaching.

Scott Jacobs, Director

Photo of Scott JacobsScott has been Director since 2001. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of GLTAAC. Before becoming Director, he served as a researcher then Project Manager with GLTAAC. During this time he worked with management at dozens of companies, conducting industry analyses and helping firms develop and implement recovery plans. Before joining GLTAAC in 1998, Scott worked in several applied economic research positions, focusing on manufacturing and healthcare issues. He holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan with concentrations in domestic policy and quantitative methods.

Email: sdjacobs@umich.edu

 

Parker Finn, Project Manager

Parker Finn photoParker joined GLTAAC in 2002 as a Research Associate. Since then he has worked with management at numerous firms in the tri-state area and has moved into the role of Project Manager (as well as sometimes-CIO of GLTAAC computers, websites and databases). After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Parker spent several years as part of a product development team in automotive coatings. He has also worked in account management and business development roles at a successful internet startup. In 2004 he earned his MBA at the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor where he focused on marketing and corporate strategy. He has authored healthcare strategy cases for MBA and executive education coursework and maintains a keen interest in marketing issues.

Email: finnp@umich.edu

 

John Antos, Project Manager

Photo of John AntosJohn joined GLTAAC in early 2007. Formerly, he was V.P. of Product Development for a $200+ million manufacturing company whose proprietary products are market leaders in the US and Europe. During his 20 year tenure, annual sales increased from $11 million to over $200 million. He managed the firm’s intellectual property portfolio and is an inventor himself, holding over 40 patents in the US and Europe. He has international project management experience and operated his own consulting business in new product development. He holds a BSEE and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Email: jantos@umich.edu

 

Carey Schoenig, Project/Administrative Coordinator

CAS 2016 picCarey joined the Great Lakes TAAC in 2013. She has a background in Marketing and Product Management, with experience in online information systems, life sciences, engineering, and non-profit settings.  At GLTAAC, Carey’s responsibilities include program promotion, client support, and administrative functions.  She holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Carey is pleased to be part of a team that supports regional manufacturing.

Email: schoenig@umich.edu