Jim Eklund

Jim Eklund


Executive Operations Manager with extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering, quality and materials. Proven hands-on leadership in plant acquisitions and startups, turnarounds, capital project management, new product development, lean manufacturing and quality systems.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 1997 - Feb 2009

Vice President of Operations

Petoskey Plastics
Senior Operations Manager located in Petoskey, MI responsible for Manufacturing in 3 plant locations, Engineering, Quality Systems, Materials, Purchasing and Information Technology.
Feb 1987 - Jun 1997

General Manager - Plastic Packaging Group

Managed a profit center business unit in the Flexible Packaging Division based in Princeton, NJ with 3 manufacturing plants located in Griffin, GA, Tomah, WI and Monticello, AR.
Jul 1976 - Feb 1987

Plant Manager

Bemis Company
Progressive experience from Plant Engineer to Production Management in Union City, CA then to Plant Manager in Flemington, NJ.


1978 - 1982


California State University-East Bay
1972 - 1976