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Brad Jackson Picked As Director of Communications For Continental Automotive's NAFTA Region


AUBURN HILLS, MI--July 25, 2011: Continental Automotive has appointed Brad Jackson as Director of Communications for its NAFTA Region. Jackson comes to the company with more than 20 years of experience in communications, nearly 15 of which have been spent within the automotive sector.

In his new position with Continental, Jackson will join the Marketing and Communications team reporting to Kathryn Blackwell, Vice President Marketing and Communications NAFTA. He will be responsible for overseeing media relations within the NAFTA Region.

Jackson joins Continental from Centra, a trucking and transportation company headquartered in Warren, Michigan, where he was the Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In that position, his responsibilities included managing internal and external communications and government relations.

Within the automotive industry, Jackson has spent time with both General Motors and Delphi Corporation, where he also held the position of Director of Communications. He has also worked within the Health Care industry, leading the communication operations for Select Care and Trinity Senior Living Communities.

Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Michigan State University.

With sales of euro 26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 155,000 employees in 45 countries.