Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and computer science from Southeast Missouri University. His primary role is business development for Ball Systems from St. Louis with customers throughout the Midwest as well as Florida. Jim enjoys finding engineers with big challenges to solve where we can bring in the resources of Ball Systems to help them reach their goals.
Jim has successfully operated an independent manufacturers representative business since 2003. His prior experience includes the development of new account territories throughout the Midwest, as well as successful sales management experience at the Fortune 500 level. Based in St. Louis, Jim has also previously initiated successful Midwest sales offices for several other technology firms. While Jim is comfortable working with engineers, he is also very comfortable interfacing at the executive level having been a national account manager to defense contractors and telecommunications customers.
Jim starts his day as an early riser and gets in most of his daily 10,000+ steps prior to 7 a.m. You can find Jim feeding one of his passions as a “lifelong learner” listening to a personal development audiobook while he is exercising. He also enjoys historical mysteries and fiction. Between daily walking and time in the car, it’s normal for Jim to complete both a personal development book and an additional book for fun each week. Jim is distantly related to President James Madison and President Zachary Taylor on his father’s side and Orville and Wilbur Wright were his great grandmother’s cousins.
Jim and his wife, Linda, love the beaches in Florida and have particularly enjoyed time in the Florida Keys; they look forward to living in Florida someday. Jim has traveled to 49 of the 50 states (Alaska Cruise to complete) and has been in 47 out of 50 state capitols. He has also visited all the National Park Service Presidential Libraries and Civil War Battlefields.