CEO of A123 Systems, LLC
Jason Forcier has served as the Chief Executive Officer of A123 Systems since 2013 where he has lead the restructuring of the global organization post emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Since joining A123 in August of 2009, he held the positions of President and Executive Vice President of the Transportation Group. Mr. Forcier served as Vice President and General Manager of Lear's global electronics business from August, 2008 until July, 2009. Mr. Forcier spent 12 years with Robert Bosch LLC culminating in his role as the North American President, Automotive Electronics where he had profit and loss responsibility of the nearly $1billion division focused on interior and safety electronics with major manufacturing locations in Mexico and South Carolina. Previous roles at Bosch included President and CEO of ETAS, Inc., a Bosch subsidiary. Mr. Forcier joined ETAS in 1997 as a co-founder of the North American operations.
Prior to joining Bosch, Mr. Forcier worked as a systems engineer at Delphi Automotive. Mr. Forcier earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
President of Global Transportation Group
Edward (Ed) Kopkowski brings more 30 years of global management and operational leadership in the manufacturing industry to A123 Systems, where he is responsible for the company’s Transportation Business Group, including its global manufacturing operations, cell and system engineering, advanced manufacturing engineering capabilities, sales, supply chain and quality organizations. Prior to joining A123, Kopkowski served as vice president of operational excellence at Dana Holding Corporation, a leading supplier of driveline products, power technologies and service parts for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. At Dana, Kopkowski managed operations and let the implementation of the Dana Operating System across four operating units, which accounted for $6.1 billion in annual revenue and encompassed nearly 100 major facilities in 26 countries. He has also held leadership positions at Hayes Lemmerz International, Bosch Braking Systems and AlliedSignal.
Kopkowski received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from Nazareth College. He is also a registered Professional Engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt