For John L. Eilertsen
From: J.L.F., Executive Director, Ford Motor Company, Truck
I take this
opportunity to recommend my longtime business colleague, John
Eilertsen, to anyone wishing to utilize his business expertise, and
particularly his entrepreneurial and marketing skills. I have known
John for many years during our time together in Car Product Planning at Ford and
later when I hired John as an outside special consultant for the Ford Truck
I have the utmost respect and confidence in John.
He has character attributes that can be counted upon... he is
honest, caring and thoughtful. He is not afraid to say what he thinks,
so one never has to guess where John stands on a particular issue.
a businessman, he is highly intelligent, self-confident, innovative and
creative, and follows projects with an undaunted passion. Dedication
to work, organization, and tireless attention to detail in the pursuit of
perfection are attributes that have lead John to numerous successes.
John is truly a unique individual who can be a great asset to any business
utilizing his services.
Group Vice President, Ford Motor Company
John and I were very
closely associated during the years he was associated with Product
Planning in Ford's Diversified Products Operation.
years I was able not only to gain first hand knowledge of John's
abilities as a professional Product Planner, but also to be exposed to
his creative approach to problem solving, his ability to get his point
across and the job accomplished.
performance in all areas related to Product Planning was outstanding,
what's more he is respected for his knowledge and is well liked because
of his broad range of management expertise (planning, marketing,
finance, engineering, etc.).
He is one of
those rare individuals that possess all of the qualities necessary for
Suffice it to say
that John is one of perhaps three individuals that I have met during my
career in Ford Motor Company that I believe has unlimited potential.
Director of Corporate Information Systems,
Ford Motor Company
John during the nearly twenty years we worked together at Ford.
During this time I was impressed with John's personal traits and his
many accomplishments. He was ambitious, dedicated and results-oriented. John had the reputation of being
the first to arrive at
work and the last to leave.
He gained the respect of his peers
due to his leadership qualities, analytical skills and his ability to
resolve complex problems.
I would recommend John for any
executive level position that requires strong leadership, motivation,
aggressiveness, analytical skills and the ability to solve problems
related to people, product, or finance.
John has had extensive experience
in these areas, and has proven himself many times as a person who can
make positive things happen.
Product Development Group, Ford Motor
John reported to me as
Chief of Program Evaluation in the Car Product Planning Office of the
Ford Motor Company.
His work included: a
major role in the Corporate Option Business Review, which established
new incremental option profits; responsibility for the total financial
control over carline piece costs and tooling expenditures; cost
reductions; developing new business opportunities; and other profit
responsibilities included the establishment and implementation of
product objectives for several carlines.
performed these duties in an excellent manner and was promoted into
another area within the company.
Currently an industry Legal
Consultant, former Engineering Manager, Ford Motor Company
I have known John, my
friend and colleague, for several years during my time in Engineering
within the Ford Motor Company and have been impressed by his wide
business and industry expertise. John has come from a family background
that has afforded him great character depth. He is a very fine,
intelligent, articulate, innovative, creative and spiritually active
I have the utmost
respect and confidence in John. His work habits are excellent, he
is an effective worker who exemplifies organization and attention to
detail. He has had many business successes and his record speaks
In conclusion, I would
emphasize that John is a very unique individual that would be a
substantial asset to any business fortunate enough to acquire his
J.A.N., Corporate Attorney (Ford Motor Company Corporate Legal Staff)
It is my pleasure to
provide a reference for Mr. John L. Eilertsen. I worked with Mr.
Eilertsen for over six years. He always presented himself in a
professional and self-confident manner.
Mr. Eilertsen worked on
several major projects with which I was associated, and he
demonstrated a unique sense of organization and attention to detail and
deadlines while maintaining a clear focus on the overall goals of each
He exhibits a strong
desire to obtain perfection, but recognizes the need to be practical and
flexible as required.
I believe he can and
would provide a dedicated and valuable contribution in any manner of
From Gordon Dye, President of Application
Development Systems, Former Owner of
American Business Computer and former
business partner of John Eilertsen.
I worked very closely with John Eilertsen
for several years starting with one of my
first companies, American Business Computer. John helped
me organize ABC and grow the company until
it was acquired by a large 3rd
Party Value Added Network. Since then, we have
successfully done other deals together. John
has always done exactly what he said he
would do. And he has an excellent
understanding of business in general. His
forte seems to be marketing and management,
with a talent for business planning.
In the event I needed the services of John
Eilertsen I would not hesitate for a moment
to hire him. He always carries his weight.
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