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Jim James

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Key Positions

  • Chairman and CEO, IDEAL Industries, Inc.
  • President and CEO, IDEAL Industries, Inc.
  • Group President, ITW Building Components Group
  • Vice President, ITW Group Vice President, B/E Aerospace, Inc.

Board Positions

  • Wall Family Enterprise (Chairman)
  • W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Roseburg Forest Products
  • Curran Group
  • IDEAL Industries (Chairman)
  • Master Chemical
  • DeKalb County Economic Commission
  • Junior Achievement, Chicago

Key Industries

  • Construction Products
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive

Core Strengths

  • Global Leadership
  • Family Business Governance as Non-Family Executive
  • Distressed Business Turnarounds
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Business Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Organic Growth
  • Growth through M&A

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