Jim has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of manufacturing, finance and management leadership at a variety of large- and middle-market manufacturing companies.
At IOP, Jim has served as chairman of SRR Holdings, El Dorado Packaging, TMD and Carlson Systems, and as a board member at Trantech and Center Manufacturing.
Before IOP, Jim was President and CEO of NutraMax Products, a manufacturer of cough drops and lozenges, bandages, and other health and personal care products. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Phillips and Temro Industries, a former TMB Industries portfolio company. At Phillips & Temro, he mentored the management team, improved the operations and cost structure, and assisted in the acceleration of sales growth. Due in large part to his leadership, Phillips & Temro was sold at the end of 2004 for an outstanding return on investment.
With years of training and experience gained in a variety of manufacturing and finance capacities at General Motors, Rockwell International and Emerson Electric, Jim has successfully led several middle-market companies including Southern Equipment Co. (a unit of Hussmann Corporation), Hansen Technologies, Taylor Building Products (a unit of MascoTech) and Traulsen & Co. (a unit of Illinois Tool Works).
Jim holds a B.A. in mathematics from South Florida University and an M.A. in mathematics from Ball State University. He obtained his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.