Director of Supplier Diversity and Development, Lear Corporation
Arthur McClellan, Jr. is Director of Supplier Diversity and Development at Lear Corporation. His responsibilities include the administration and management of Lear’s Supplier Diversity Program.
Prior to joining Lear, McLellan held Supplier Diversity leadership roles at Valeo North America and General Motors. While at GM, he had overall responsibility for the recruitment and development of diverse suppliers as well as implementation of GM’s Small Business Program. In addition, McLellan has held a variety of buying, purchasing and business development positions, including as Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Pontiac, Michigan, and Vice President of Land Acquisition for The Farbman Group. He served as a Councilman for the City of Pontiac from 2003-2009.
McLellan has a strong commitment to serving his industry and his community. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, Sheriff PAL Program, CARE House of Oakland County and the Pontiac Alumni Foundation.
He has served as a board member for several industry organizations, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council.
McLellan holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He received his bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Michigan.
McClellan has been recognized by the Michigan Chronicle as one of its Men of Excellence and by DiversityPlus magazine as a champion of supplier diversity.