John Major
Senior Director
Senior Director

John Major, Senior Director, has forged a career as an experienced leader at the intersection of industry supporting our nation’s military with the full backing of Congress.

Prior to joining SMI, John was the VP for Manufacturing and Programs at Carbon Robotics and is co-founder of Comprehensive Carbon Impact, which advises the Army on commercial technology investments, tech transition, and advanced manufacturing methods. He began his career at Ford Motor Company before joining Navistar, where he led the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program that swiftly delivered over 6,200 armored personnel carriers to U.S. troops under fire in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following Navistar, Major was the COO at Plasan US, which produced survivability products for the military. He is also a former VP for government relations at Achates Power, where he helped secure over $35 million in congressional ads to develop a new Army combat vehicle engine.

John holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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