Jason Tedrow, Chief Operating Officer, InProduction

Jason Tedrow

Jason received his BSE in Industrial Engineering in 1997 and is a member of the WMU IEE Curriculum Advisory Board.  He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Throughout his 20+ year career Jason has held a variety of senior level supply chain, engineering and operations management positions.  He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at InProduction where he is responsible for all transportation, planning, scheduling, safety, labor, procurement and inventory management activities associated with building highly-visible world class sports and entertainment events such as the U.S. Open, The Masters, the Phoenix Open, Lollapalooza, the Indy 500 and the Kentucky Derby.  He was previously the Vice President of Supply Chain for both James Hardie Building Products and US Silica and has also held management positions with Lafarge Cement, ConAgra Foods and The Amway Corporation. 

 While at WMU, Jason completed his internship at the Kellogg Company where he met his wife (and fellow Industrial Engineering graduate) Jennifer (Pierce) Tedrow.  They currently live in Chicago with their three children (Andrew, Addison and Connor), where their weekends are filled with their kids’ sports and activities.  The family was thrilled to travel to Dallas in 2017 to watch the Broncos in the Cotton Bowl.

Jason reflects fondly on his time at WMU and is thankful for the lifelong relationships he has maintained with fellow students and faculty.  He feels strongly that his experiences at Western were an excellent foundation for his life and career.  In 2017 Jason was selected by the Department of Industrial Engineering to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences ‘Alumni Excellence Academy’.