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Michael S.

Michael S.

Business Transformation Lead at Joyson Safety Systems

Farmington, Michigan

Global financial executive who maximizes bottom-lines in a tight margin environment by evaluating people, processes and organizational thinking to new levels. A transformational leader and valued member of executive financial team, recognized for providing practical sustainable solutions to business challenges that impact large scale, complex global operations. Adept at designing and implementing business focused financial strategies for driving cost effective operations. Blends big perspective and keen business strategy with a transparent, engaging and collaborative approach to deliver results in key performance areas.

• Performance Improvements – Reversed underperforming manufacturing facility while increasing profit by 12%.

• Cost Savings and Profit Optimization – Delivered more than $6m in savings and profit impact by creating a shared service organization that improved efficiencies by 37%.

• Enterprise Transformation – Created strategy and successfully implemented a global financial systems integration of a $17b organization into new German based parent. Also involved with eleven other acquisitions and divestitures over career.

• Global Financial System Leadership – Led project to streamline financial transactional data by delivering information to be efficiently processed by global shared service organization.

• Commercial Decision Support – Throughout career condensed complex business issues into manageable decisions models supporting profitability improvement and creating commercial opportunities in an extremely tight margin industry.


  • Director, Global Financial Systems (ZF TRW)
  • Director, Finance Global Hyperion Systems (Lear Corporation)
  • Business Transformation Lead (Joyson Safety Systems)
  • Director, Finance Global Financial Systems (TRW Automotive U.S. LLC)
  • Controller and Lear Corporate Representative (integrated Manufacturing and Assembly LLC)


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