Mr. Jarrell joined Linamar Corporation in June 1991 as Director of Marketing. He was previously employed by Magna International in the position of Sales Manager. In November 1993, Mr. Jarrell accepted the position of General Manager at Hastech Inc., a Linamar subsidiary. In early 1995 Mr. Jarrell assumed the responsibility as General Manager for our Roctel division. In June 1995, Mr. Jarrell was promoted to Group Vice President and assumed responsibility for the start-up of Comtech Mfg. Ltd.
In 1996, as Linamar’s reporting structure changed, Mr. Jarrell assumed responsibility for Hastech, Roctel, Comtech, Vehcom, Diversa Cast and LPP, our engine assembly plant. Mr. Jarrell was fully responsible for the management of these multiple operations while ensuring customer satisfaction; employee satisfaction and profitability objectives were met.
Jim Jarrell was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in September 1999 and assumed responsibility for the Linamar Sales Department in November 2003.
On August 11, 2004 Mr. Jarrell was appointed to the position of President of Linamar Corporation in addition to his current duties.