Jay & Kay Team

Our leaderships members are dedicated to providing the best experience possible for not only our customers, but also our team. We are faithful to our promises and never settle for anything less than great.
Jim Essad
Jim Essad Vice President / General Manager

Core: Create an environment where our team works well together to ensure our quality and reliability for customers.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: Constant challenges and innovation.

Favorite thing to do: Hunting, vacation, and spending time with family.

Vision: To move into a new facility and grow our company to the next level.

Brian Wood
Brian Wood Purchasing Manager

Core: Purchasing all goods and services for the company.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: It’s never boring - always something different.

Favorite thing to do: Working the family centennial farm and hunting.

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell Senior Product Designer

Core: Product design and prototype development.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: The opportunity for new ideas; seeing raw materials turn into a finished idea.

Favorite thing to do: Spending time with my family and attending sporting events.

Vision: To develop new products that will impact the marine industry in a positive way.

Karen Vanderhoff
Karen Vanderhoff Human Resource Manager

Core: Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, benefits, and all things HR.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: Getting to see our product go from an idea to a functional product.

Favorite thing to do: Being around my family and part of the community band.

Vision: To be the best in the business and the largest employer in Croswell.

Jennifer Lingemann
Jennifer Lingemann Financial Manager

Core: Finances

Favorite thing about manufacturing: Always something new; I like the challenge.

Favorite thing to do: I love gardening.

Vision: I would love to see this company become the greater success I know it can be.

Mark McLean
Mark McLean Shop Floor Manager

Core: Mange daily flow of production on the floor.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: The challenges!

Favorite thing to do: Being outside doing yard work and getting together with friends and family.

Vision: To be the number one supplier of our products in the Marine world.

Jim Williams
Jim Williams Body Shop Manager

Core: Keep the body shop running as efficiently as possible.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: The everyday challenge.

Favorite thing to do: Relaxing and spending time with the family.

Vision: Continue to grow and become more profitable.

Brian Bennatts
Brian Bennatts Junior Designer

Core: To design new parts and rework existing parts.

Favorite thing about manufacturing: Designing new parts that have never been on the market before.

Favorite thing to do: Restoring old Mustangs.

Vision: To continue to grow and expand in all manufacturing capabilities.

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