STEPHEN JESKE

Senior Vice President, Sales/Marketing and Product Development, GST Auto Leather

As Senior Vice President of Sales/Marketing and Product Development, Steve Jeske is responsible for directing the global organizations and initiatives in support of OEM and Tier I customer requirements.

Steve joined the company in 2004 after a 25 year career as a senior sales/marketing executive in the automotive industry, including 23 years with Collins & Aikman, responsible for fabric, carpet and interior trim components.

His global relationships with key OEM and Tier I customers and extensive experience in the automotive interior sector, provides him with the unique instinctive ability to lead GST/Seton in a very competitive global environment. Finally, his involvement in numerous M&A transactions during his career has given him a solid foundation for strategic business ventures.

Steve received a B.S. in business from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. and is currently located in the GST Southfield, MI headquarters.

SESSION

13:40 – The Future for Leather Product Manufacturers: Vehicle Production – Why Use Leather?; Panel Discussion

The topic overview will primarily focus on our new theme – “Leather – Value of Nature” and will consist of three categories:

  • Describe the three pillars that differentiate leather from other surface materials.
  • Highlight current appearance trends that we see occurring in leather components over the next 4-5 years.
  • Discuss a very passionate topic – OEM transparency on surface material descriptions.