Tower International's Jeff Kersten

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jeff was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. He joined Tower Automotive in 1997 as a financial leader in the company’s corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan and held several key financial positions during his time in Grand Rapids. In 2001, he moved to Strasbourg, France as European Regional Finance Leader where he was an integral part of the European Leadership Team that laid out the foundation for the region’s successful growth in Europe.

In 2004, he moved back to the United States becoming the Company’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In 2007, he was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller. Effective September 2014, he assumed responsibility for Business Development as well.

Jeff began his career at Arthur Anderson LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the tax department specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is certified public accountant and received the Elijah J. Watts Sells Bronze Medal for achieving the third highest score in the nation on his CPA examination in 1990.