Michael Johnston: Partner

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston brings over 30 years of experience in the global industrial sector, ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to appliance manufacturing.

As CEO of Visteon Corporation, Michael led restructuring activities to exit uncompetitive product lines and manufacturing operations. Under his leadership, the company saw international expansion, with sales increasing from 15% to 65%.

Prior to joining Visteon, Michael served as Corporate President of e-Business of Johnson Controls, Inc., where he was responsible for introducing, launching and growing new, world-wide e-based businesses.

Prior to that he was President of their Automotive business for North America and Asia Pacific with revenues of approximately $8 billion and 40,000 employees.

Michael currently serves on the boards of several international corporations, including Whirlpool, Flowserve, Armstrong World Industries, and Quexco.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University’s Executive Program.


  • Visteon Corporation (CEO, COO) — Automotive supplier
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (Corporate President) — Automotive supplier
  • Microdot, Inc. (VP, GM) — Aerospace and automotive


  • Flowserve
  • Whirlpool
  • Quexco
  • Armstrong World Industries