GM / VP of Operations / Business Development


John Clevenger
Leveraging a strong background in sales and marketing with extensive experience in operations and business development, consistently drove revenue growth and profitability for Fortune 500 companies as well as startups while in positions of increasing responsibility and diverse functional scope. Significant accomplishments in developing and expanding global markets, innovating and launching new products and leading organizational change.

Whether starting up and building new business units, cultivating global strategic alliances, growing OEM business, developing operational plans or improving market share, can contribute by:

- Maintaining a big picture perspective while managing day-to-day operations
- Aligning personnel and processes to positively impact the bottom line
- Achieving buy-in from disparate groups, creating common vision and consensus
- Building, training and leading high-performance teams that exceed expectations

Outstanding problem solver adept at aligning operations and business strategies with interpersonal and communication skills to achieve bottom line objectives. Strong decision maker, quick to act and create sense of urgency in others. Innovative leader, turning ideas into action.


  1. -
    Managing Director of Consultancy Services, Accession Consulting

     An independent business consulting organization

    Responsible for developing revenue and profit improvement plans for primarily manufacturing and high-tech companies. Consulting assignments included:

    - American Air Filer, Power & Industrial, $500 million industrial air filtration division of Daikin Industries Ltd, a $20 billion corporation. Focused on managing team of 140 members in all functions including operations, sales, marketing, finance, engineering and IT in North and Central America with revenue of $120M. Developed and implemented new organizational structure designed to meet customer needs while reducing cost structure by $1M annually.

    - IGP / Epiphany, unique design and manufacturing company that develops environmentally conscious products utilizing AI and IoT technologies. In general, provided advice and direction regarding various marketing plans/details, positioning guidance, a product introduction plan and production/business ramp up plans. More particularly, created a new funding pitch deck that enhanced the message and clarity of the prior pitch deck.

    - ITHS (IT Hotel Solutions), IT Wi-Fi and hardwired systems installation and service business primarily focused on hotel and entertainment industries. In general, provided consultation related to new corporate positioning, improving their service/field service response and compliance issues, process improvements and organizational improvements. In particular, played key role in crafting service staff OSHA safety plan enabling avoidance of OSHA issues and fines.

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    GM/VP, Aftermarket & Services, Americas, Nederman Group

    Managed total organization of 48 with 15 direct reports for the Americas responsible for Sales, Application Engr, Spare Parts, and Field Services.

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    Director, Global Product Management, Ingersoll Rand

    Managed the $250M Global Product P&L for the Oil Free Rotary Air Compressors & Air Treatment Business with a matrix organization of 16 from manufacturing to the end user and all related functions involved.

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    Managing Director of Consultancy Services, Accession Consulting

    Developed revenue and profit improvement plans for primarily automotive and diesel market suppliers.

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    General Manager, Liquid Filtration/On-Highway, OEM, Cummins Filtration, Inc.

    Led a $120M global liquid filtration & On-Highway OEM business unit of 140 people responsible for sales, manufacturing operations, engineering, finance, and human resources

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    General Manager, Strategic Alliances, Cummins Filtration, Inc.

    Responsible for Negotiating and developing strategic alliance relationships globally and incubating once initiated. This included manufacturing, sales, and engineering.

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    Director, Global Product Management, Cummins Filtration, Inc.

    Managed product line revenues, margins, product development and launches, product life-cycle, pricing and strategic plans.

  8. Product Manager, Lube and Fuel, Cummins Filtration, Inc.

    Managed two product line portfolios including product line revenues, margins, R&D, product launches, product life-cycle, pricing and strategic plans. Quoted extensively as an expert in the field in leading industry trade magazines; Diesel Progress and Heavy-Duty Trucking. Directed key cross-functional matrix teams and contributed to key industry task forces such as TMC, EMC, and others.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Product Development & lAUNCH
  • Process Improvement
  • Sales Management
  • Market Development
  • Alliances
  • Cost Control
  • Project Management
  • OEM
  • Marketing
  • P&L

Experience Highlights

  • Launched and grew industry leading $300M Stratapore Media.
  • Boosted $5M annual Venturi Product Line revenue to $100M.
  • Generated $40M+ in new OEM business.
  • Developed global alliance agreement, yielding $30M+ in sales in five years.
  • Revamped Sales, improving sales $10M and EBIT six-fold.
  • New First-Fit Business Quote Process yields $8M in net gains.
  • Reduced Capital cost of new OEM business 80%+.
  • Turned $700K Channel Development loss into $1.1M sales gain.

Education Highlights

  • M.B.A., Marketing, Finance, New Ventures Analysis (4.0 GPA)
  • B.S., Logistics & Transportation