Jennifer Slater
VP/GM Original Equipment Americas and APAC
Johnson Controls Power Solutions

"I have been passionate about manufacturing since the first time I was in an automotive vehicle assembly plant. It was amazing to see all the people, processes, and equipment that went into creating an end product that went to the consumer."

Jennifer leveraged her love of math and science, and developed skills over her career that allowed her to better contribute as a business leader. She pursued assignments in commercial development and finance to tie and align technical activities with profitability objectives.  Among her accomplishments, she developed a standard cost model, validated the assumptions, and implemented it across the global organization. This new tool reduced the quote turnaround time by over 50%, reduced the resource requirements for quote development, and significantly improved cost and profitability accuracy. In recognition, Jennifer was awarded the prestigious Johnson Controls Merit Award.
Jennifer is a graduate of Johnson Controls' “Leadership Edge” program for high potential employees. One of the commitments of participating in the program is to coach and mentor new employees and emerging leaders.  Her experience developing cross-functional skills on a non-traditional path gives her tremendous credibility in terms of defining career paths to accomplish goals. 
Jennifer believes that mentoring, philanthropy, and giving back are as important as having excellent business skills. She supports the community in many ways, including her involvement through the Society of Automotive Engineers and St. Jude Children’s’ Hospital. In addition, for several years Jennifer has been the corporate lead for the SAE “A World in Motion” program, which inspires elementary school children to become excited about the STEM disciplines and spark their interest to pursue STEM-related studies and career paths. Jennifer has been very successful in not only personally volunteering with the kids, but also gaining the support of her engineering and business colleagues.  

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