About Us


JMS Leadership Team

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Chris Johnson

CEO – JMS (1993-current)

For over 28 years, Chris has focused on creating innovative electronic products and brands in the light truck & automotive OEM and aftermarket space.

Between 1989 and 2003, Chris held engineering positions with: AT&T, Bell Laboratories, US Government, Lucent Technologies and Avaya.

In 2003, Chris left Avaya to form Superchips Custom Tuning. This was a joint venture that created software to calibrate the ECU's of light duty vehicles. At the end of 2007, Chris partnered with a Private Equity group to form SCT. In 2013, Chris and SCT exchanged Private Equity partners and changed their name to Derive Systems. Derive has 185 employees across three locations in the United States.

JMS was formed while Chris was working at Bell Laboratories in 1993. JMS provides niche electronic design, engineering and manufacturing to OEM's and Tier 1 vehicle suppliers. Past and current customers include: Ford, Roush, RoushYates, Roush Clean Tech, TI Automotive, TI Fluid Systems and Derive Systems.

In 2019, Chris ran for the SEMA Board of Directors. He plans to run again in the future. To learn more about Chris and his automotive passion, please visit: http://www.votechrisjohnson.com/

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Chuck McArthur


Chuck McArthur has over 40 years of experience managing high growth firms.

Prior to JMS he was the CEO for several energy companies: Circular Energy, Andeler Corporation and United Fuel & Energy (publicly traded).

Mr. McArthur also has experience in large organizations; he was the President and COO of ViewSonic Corporation, a large global provider of computer display products.

Chuck has held senior management positions in successful companies throughout his career. These firms include: Atari, Solectron, Memorex, Capetronic and Mag Innovision.

Brief history of JMS.