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President and Chief Executive Officer
MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing
John Chalifoux is the president and chief executive officer of MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, the remanufacturing and sustainability division of MEMA. MERA is recognized internationally for elevating and mainstreaming remanufacturing and similar forms of sustainable manufacturing - key drivers in the circular economy.
MERA (and its parent MEMA) is the organization behind the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, the U.S. law that requires federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured parts when servicing the federal civilian vehicle fleet. MERA is also the home of Manufactured Again Certification, where remanufacturing and new manufacturing are held to the same international quality standards.
Chalifoux came to MERA from the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, where he served as vice president of marketing and business development. Previously, Chalifoux was a strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he is an experienced marketing and sales executive, working in the automotive supplier community for Freudenberg-NOK, NTN Bearing and Valeo. He began his career with Goldman Sachs in New York.
Chalifoux 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.