Leadership Team

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

John F. Kennedy

The diverse talent and knowledge of our leadership team is key to our company’s success. Drawing upon their experience and understanding of industry dynamics, our leadership team teaches and empowers our employees to lead responsibly and excel through innovation and strategic growth.

Srivas Prasad

Srivas Prasad

Sr. VP & General Manager – Seating & Acoustics, Jason Inc.

Craig Nichols

Craig Nichols

Vice President, Manufacturing of North American Operations

Craig Nichols joined Janesville Acoustics in 2015, with previous industry leadership experience at Faurecia Interior Systems and IAC/Lear Corporation.

In his current role, Mr. Nichols is responsible for all Janesville Acoustics manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico.

Mr. Nichols received a B.S. Degree in Business Management from Davenport University.


Ken Ostrander

Ken Ostrander

Vice President of Finance

Ken Ostrander joined Janesville Acoustics in November 2007. Previously he had spent 18 years in various leadership roles at other automotive companies such as Dana, Allied Signal and Textron. He leads the Global Finance Team including facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Germany.

Mr. Ostrander received a B.A. in Finance at Michigan State University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant.


Fred Rheinlander

Fred Rheinlander

Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Seating and Acoustics

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Director of Human Resources, Manufacturing Operations

Jeffrey Smith joined Janesville Acoustics on March 2, 2015. Previously he was with FCA for 20 years in various functions within HR.