Distinguished Alumni Award
Jonathan Owen was awarded the 2015 Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS) Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was issued at a special ceremony by the IEMS Advisory Board in October 2015. Each year the advisory board selects one or more alumni whose career is marked by extraordinary contributions to the field.
Jonathan Owen is Director of Operations Research at General Motors Global Research and Development. He received his bachelor's degree in Mathematical Science and Operations Research from the University of North Carolina and both his master's and doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University.
Dr. Owen began his career with GM in 1999 and was named OR Director in 2013. In this role, he leads strategic innovation activities for applied OR across diverse areas of the business that include pricing and revenue management, portfolio planning, vehicle technology selection and content optimization, supply chain and logistics, market demand modeling, and dealer effectiveness. He is responsible for creating and executing a vision to leverage advanced analytics and improve bottom-line results through technology development and business implementation.