Mr. Lyall began his career with Roush as a summer intern for Jack Roush Performance Engineering (JRPE). During his 34 year tenure with Roush, he has led the company’s growth from 23 employees to over 4,000, with a global footprint and revenues approaching $500 million.
Mr. Lyall has held various positions in Roush’s accounting, finance, operations, and motorsports activities, and was appointed CEO in 2001. He has been an integral part of the leadership team that has transformed JRPE into Roush Enterprises. The Roush Enterprises companies include Roush Industries, a multinational firm engaged in engineering, product development, manufacturing; Roush Performance, developer and manufacturer of performance vehicles and products for the automotive aftermarket; and Roush CleanTech, developer and manufacturer of propane fuel systems for truck platforms serving the fleet vehicle market.
Mr. Lyall also serves on the Board of Directors of Roush Fenway Racing (RFR), one of the world’s largest motorsports management organizations. As Managing Director, Mr. Lyall oversees the RFR’s business operations. Most recently, Mr. Lyall has overseen the implementation of Roush’s very successful diversifications strategy, expanding the company’s customer base into the theme park, defense, aerospace, and oil and gas industries. Today, Roush’s customers include Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Disney, Google, Navistar, Bell Helicopter, and Aramco.
A member of the Board of Directors of the Business Leaders of Michigan, a non-profit, executive organization focused on making Michigan a top ten state for jobs and economic growth, Mr. Lyall is engaged in a number of civic organizations. Mr. Lyall and his wife, are active supporters of the Cornerstone Schools and a number of other local charities.