President and COO
Al Hall joined Wolverine Assemblies, LLC, in 2019 as president and chief operating officer. He is responsible for overseeing the management of Wolverine Assemblies, LLC. His career in the automotive industry spans over 40 years and focused on improving operational performance by leveraging lean and agile production technology and manufacturing methodology.
Prior to joining Wolverine Assemblies, LLC, Mr. Hall was president and chief executive officer of International Agile Manufacturing, LLC, an automotive industry management consulting firm. He held controlling interest in the company whose clients included General Motors, Ford and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. The company developed and executed lean and agile systems strategies that helped clients achieve a competitive advantage by improving the quality of their products.
Mr. Hall joined Ryobi Die Casting as a machining consultant and was later promoted to the position of general manager for domestic machining. During his tenure with the company, he was responsible for the product launch of the aluminum- based Honda sub-frame. He reduced cost and improved the quality and delivery of Ryobi’s high-pressure aluminum die-cast machine products. He also improved safety records and reduced maintenance costs on capital equipment.
Prior to joining Ryobi Die Casting, Mr. Hall retired from General Motors as Director of Lean Systems for Competitive Operations. He also held the position of plant manager for the metal fabrication division during his years at General Motors.
Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. He also attended the Manufacturing Strategy Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and completed executive programs at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He is a past recipient of Dollars and Sense magazine’s Outstanding Business Award and was honored as an Entrepreneur of the Year by Indiana Wesleyan University.
Anthony Jackson brings over 29 years of experience to his position of group president. He is responsible for overseeing Wolverine Assemblies, Baron Industries,
Barton Manufacturing and
Air Caster (a Barton subsidiary).
After earning a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1982 from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, Mr. Jackson accepted a project engineer position at Monsanto Chemical Company where his responsibilities included designing and implementing cost savings programs for carpet fiber facilities. His next two positions with the company focused on streamlining product development and launch time, and reducing overall systems cost. His last position with the company was as a senior sales representative where he was successful in developing and executing marketing strategies to penetrate new industries. Mr. Jackson earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology while employed with Monsanto Chemical Company.
Mr. Jackson joined Advanced Elastomer Systems: LP in 1991. In the position of market manager, he developed and implemented global strategies to meet short and long-term corporate targets. The strategies resulted in double-digit growth in the plumbing, food, industrial hose and hardware markets.
Mr. Jackson’s next career move was to General Electric Plastics. He spent six years in positions of increasing responsibility starting with a field market development position where he developed new applications for the industrial HVAC market. He moved on to an application manager position where he created new tools and products that increased revenue by $10 million. His last position with the company was market development manager for the GM Truck Group, he secured over $11 million in new business and introduced three new products.
Just prior to joining TAG Holdings, Mr. Jackson held the position of vice-president of the General Motors and Chrysler business unit at Netshape International, LLC. In this role, his responsibilities including developing the energy management bumper market at General Motors and Chrysler. He helped grow the business from zero to $34 million.
Mr. Jackson joined Vibration Control Technologies, LLC, a TAG Holdings subsidiary, as the director of sales – North America in 2001. In 2011 he accepted the position of vice president of sales and marketing for TAG Holdings.