Jim Trainor, Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Business Unit

Jim Trainor is Vice President and General Manager of Chamberlain Group’s Automotive Business Unit. He developed and launched the company’s first automotive product, ARQ™, in 2016 and received Chamberlain Group’s first automotive award for ARQ™ with Nissan that same year, launching ​in 2017. He is responsible for all aspects of the automotive-based connectivity activities for the company.​

Jim developed and launched the company’s first automotive product, ARQ™, in 2016 and received Chamberlain Group’s first automotive award for ARQ™ with Nissan that same year, launching  in 2017. 

Previously, Jim was a member of Johnson Controls’ Executive Leadership Team responsible for the sale of the Johnson Controls HomeLink business to Gentex in 2013 for $700M.​​

He joined Johnson Controls in 1995 to lead the launch of the HomeLink product ​​

which grew in sales of approximately 120K units in 1995 to over 8M annually at time ​of divestiture.​ That HomeLink product contributed approximately $1B EBITA over 17 years at ​Johnson Controls.​​

Jim holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University. ​

Jim lives in Chicago, Illinois, and has two grown daughters, Christina, a teacher living in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Alexis, also living in Chicago and two grandchildren (twins). He is an avid Cubs fan and  enjoys spending time on the beaches of North Carolina.