James J. Burke
Director & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Burke has served as a director of the Company since December 2022 and as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2019. Mr. Burke also served as our Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to September 2019, our Executive Vice President Finance from 2016 to January 2019, as well as our Vice President Finance, Director of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, and Corporate Controller. Mr. Burke has completed an Executive Education program at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and holds an MBA from University of New Haven and a BBA from Pace University.
Mr. Burke’s qualifications to serve as a director include his more than forty years of experience in the automotive industry and with the Company, during which he has been integrally responsible for the Company’s corporate strategy, executive management, operations, and building investor relations, which grant him perspective into the most important issues investors in our industry have. Mr. Burke has a proven ability to effectively oversee and address all domestic and international issues and risks that our business faces through strategic growth initiatives, which also maximize the value of the Company’s investments and strategies. Additionally, Mr. Burke’s significant experience in finance and accounting enable him to offer valuable insight on matters of complex financial analysis and reporting. The Board also greatly benefits from his intimate working knowledge of our day-to-day business, plans, strategies and initiatives. Mr. Burke’s experience and high level of commitment to the Board, our business, our team members and our shareholders make him a valuable member to the Board.