– Jon Katz
As President and CEO, Jon Katz channels his extensive experience in the military, private, and nonprofit sectors to lead Bestwork Industries into the next era of its 40-year history with significant plans to grow and diversify the line of products and services offered.
Jon began his career in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving for more than 20 years in infantry, logistics, acquisition, and recruiting. Jon has since worked in the defense industry and as an entrepreneur. Most recently, Jon served as Vice President, Business Development for National Industries for the Blind. In that capacity, he gained insight into the 100 NIB-associated agencies and worked closely with Georgia Industries for the Blind to increase business and improve operations.
Jon earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State University and an M.S. in Acquisition & Contract Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds a Master’s Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College as well as an Advanced Professional Designation in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Jon’s Board commitments include serving as an advisory board member for the William P. Carey School of Business Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University.
When not working, the outdoorsman can be found by land or by sea. Jon is an avid fisherman who enjoys offshore fishing for tuna and marlin. He also is an active cyclist, participating annually in the Great Cycling Challenge, an event that raises money to fight childhood cancer.