Chet Roslanowick, MBA
Chet has extensive leadership experience in manufacturing specifically in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. He started his career with Ford Motor Company in Detroit, followed by roles with TRW and SKF, and the last 27 years with GKN. He has lived and worked in Germany and has had multiple overseas assignments in China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico among others. His background includes responsibility for Global and Local Operations, Systems Implementation, Acquisitions, Start-ups, Business Strategy Development and Deployment.
His most recent role was Vice President Business Development for GKN Driveline Americas. In this role Chet was part of the UK based Strategic Acquisition Team and became the Americas Integration Leader. He was also responsible for working with the multiple States, Counties and local Colleges in the Americas Region to develop investment plans (including incentives), employee development, associate training programs, and infrastructure improvement plans.
At GKN, Chet served many roles as a mentor and coach to employees, but was specifically targeted to work with high potential candidates. He was the keynote speaker annually at the America’s Leadership Development Program. He was a multi-year sponsor of a Global Team in the GKN Management Development Program. He is well versed in the Toyota Production System and Lean Principles, and is a certified Continuous Improvement Leader.
Chet has served as a Steering Committee Member for the Alamance Community College Center of Excellence Committee and sat on the Person County Community College President Selection Committee.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University and his MBA in International Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.