John Chalifoux, president & COO, MERA

John Chalifoux has served as president and chief operating officer of MERA, and as a member of its board of directors since its inception in 2011. MERA, a division of MEMA, is recognized internationally as the organization for companies that view remanufacturing and similar forms of sustainable manufacturing as a core competency.

John came to MERA from the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, where he served as vice president of marketing and business development. Previously, he was in the automobile retail business, a strategy consultant at PwC, and a marketing and sales executive in the automotive supplier community. He began his career with Goldman Sachs in New York.

He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy.