Mark Matthews recently has been consulting in
a business development role with a mid-market, non-automotive manufacturer that
sought entry into the automotive supply base.
In eight months he achieved approved supplier status with 10 major tier one
accounts, with over 30 projects quoted at $53 million in sales.
Previously, as president and owner of three automotive components
manufacturing companies, Mr. Matthews led turnaround activities through both dramatic
new business growth and operating efficiency improvement. Following the sale of his companies, Mark
worked with the new owner under a transition contract to acquire and operate
five additional businesses to form the Arete Group located in Indiana and
Mr. Matthews graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in