Jim has 30 years of experience in the food business. Seventeen of those years were with Spartan Stores in various capacities from buyer to strategic business development. Six years were with Acosta Sales and Marketing, most recently as Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Acosta’s Meijer team.
Jim is also very actively involved with community organizations. He is the Vice Chair Capstone, Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Great Lakes Region, Western Michigan University’s Food/CPG Marketing Program’s advisory board, President of the Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation and serves on the Kentwood Public Schools parent advisory committee.