Automotive and industrial transformation expert John Loehr joins AlixPartners as a Managing Director

11 February 2019

NEW YORK (February 11, 2019) – AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced today that automotive and industrial strategy and transformation expert John Loehr has joined as a Managing Director in the firm’s global Automotive and Industrial practice. He will work from AlixPartners’ Chicago office.

John brings more than 27 years of experience in automotive, heavy-vehicle, industrial, electronics, distribution, and related industries. For the past five years, he was a partner at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. For 14 years prior to that, he was with consulting firm Booz & Co., most recently as a partner in that firm’s engineered products and services practice and global leader of its innovation practice. Earlier in his career, from 1991 to 2000, he held senior positions at the United States Air Force Laboratory, overseeing scientific research into electronic and optoelectronic devices such as semiconductor lasers, optical detectors, and electro-optic modulators.

John holds a doctorate in electrical engineering (with a specialty in semiconductor lasers) and master’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  He is the author of several consulting-oriented papers, many refereed scientific journal articles, and the book “Physics of Strained Quantum Well Lasers.” 

“John’s broad experience in transformational consulting, including in innovation strategies for growth, as well as his deep background in technology, will be of great value to our clients,”  said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

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