College of Business & Technology

Jeff Schoon

Jeff Schoon

WIU alumna Jeff Schoon has been named the 2015 Executive in Residence for the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology (CBT). Schoon is a Director of Global Product Management at Rexnord Corporation, leading growth initiatives in the energy sector. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Technology in 2004 and his graduate degree in Engineering Technology Leadership in 2005.

Schoon joined Rexnord in 2010, as a Director of Rexnord Business Systems. His primary responsibilities involve achieving strategic objectives and delivering customer, shareholder and associate value.

Prior to joining Rexnord, Jeff spent five years in the consulting industry, serving as Managing Partner with Partners in Corporate Growth, LLC, and Senior Advisor with Duggan and Associates. In these roles Jeff helped numerous Fortune 500 companies develop and achieve their strategic objectives by focusing on Lean Principles and Strategy Deployment. Jeff started his career working in industrial, consumer goods and pharmaceutical packaging; he served in engineering, operations and leadership roles at IDEX Corporation, Fiskars Corporation and Anderson Packaging, Inc.

Mr. Schoon has a track record of mentoring and advising corporate leaders in the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He leads programs to achieve organizational alignment while simultaneously meeting strategic business goals. Jeff's global work includes strategy planning and deployment, change management, analysis and restructuring in a variety of industries.

Jeff holds a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a Business Management minor from Western Illinois University. He gained certification as a Merger and Acquisition Adviser through the Alliance of Mergers and Acquisition Association (AM&AA). Jeff also currently sits on the Academic Advisory board for the Department of Engineering Technology.