Jim received his degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University. Since then he has spent his entire career in agricultural processing. His background includes technical, plant management and senior executive roles in Canada, the US and Europe, primarily with Casco, Inc. as President and its parent Corn Products International (now Ingredion Inc.) as Executive Vice President, North America. Jim served on the Board of Directors of Canada Starch Inc., Commercial Alcohol Inc. (Greenfield Energy), GTC Nutrition Inc. and currently serves as the Chair of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Vice Chair of the AgEnergy Co-operative Board of Directors, Chair of the AgEnergy Co-operative Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of BioIndustrial Innovation's Canada Board of Directors and its Audit Committee.
Jim is the CEO of IGPC Ethanol Inc. and a member of the Board. IGPC Ethanol Inc. is wholly owned by Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc., one of the largest agri-business cooperatives in Ontario. Jim joined the company located in Aylmer, Ontario prior to plant completion in April 2008 and continues to lead the business with a focus on strategic initiatives for the future. Jim has recently received the Chartered Director's (C.Dir) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada).