Jeffrey Owens joined ATS in 1988. Two years later, he was promoted to Account Manager in Detroit, Michigan. There, he built a strong customer base for ATS with the automotive industry throughout Michigan and Ontario. He was then promoted to Manager of the Detroit Region, which included taking on responsibilities for both sales and operations and later national account management. In that position, his national account knowledge and leadership was instrumental in the development of ATS' Factory Maintenance product. In 1996, Mr. Owens was promoted to General Manager of the Industrial Parts Services Division and in 1998 was promoted to Vice President of Industrial Parts Services. During his leadership that division's revenue doubled. In 2001, he was named Managing Director and Vice President of Operations, a position where he was responsible for operations, strategic planning and implementation of ATS' major growth initiatives. Success in implementing ATS' growth initiatives resulted in Mr. Owens being named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2004.
Mr. Owens is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In addition, Mr. Owens is a member of the Illinois Business Roundtable. He is also a graduate of the Bell Leadership Roundtable Program. Mr. Owens graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in business administration. He currently resides in Peoria, IL with his wife, daughter and son.