Mr. Wilke has served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Business, since February 2012. From January 2007 until February 2012, Mr. Wilke served as Senior Vice President, North American Retail, and from January 2002 until December 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Jeff Wilke joined Amazon.com as Vice President and General Manager, Operations in September, 1999. He left AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he was Vice-President and General Manager, Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals, a $200 million global business. Jeff spent the preceding six years in a variety of operations and general management assignments in the chemical, polymer, and electronics industries. He began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Jeff did his graduate work (MBA and MS in Chemical Engineering) at MIT's Leaders For Global Operations (formerly Leaders for Manufacturing) program where he focused on Total Quality and Process Improvement techniques. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Leaders For Global Operations Governing Board. He also holds a BSE degree in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Princeton University. He spent many evenings as a teenager writing code.