Michael O'Connor

Adjunct Faculty

College of Business

Professor O’Connor teaches Global Management and Organizational Behavior in Concordia University Chicago’s M.B.A. program. Professor O’Connor has more than 18 years of experience in manufacturing as the president and owner of Innovative Components, Inc. His company is the largest manufacturer of plastic knobs and handles in the U.S. He also possesses international business experience as he operates factories in Schaumburg, IL and Cartago, Costa Rica. 


  • MBA - University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
  • BA, Business - University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Keynote speaker, Concordia University Chicago’s annual Business Leaders Breakfast discussed how he orchestrated a nine-month company turnaround despite the economic recession.