Founder & CEO
Midwest Equipment Company
Jim is CEO and founder of Midwest Equipment Company. The company’s journey began in 1993 when he purchased a 7-employee Taylor food service equipment distribution company. Over 28 years Midwest purchased 3 other distributorships, grew to 72 employees, increased revenue by 1700% and has remained a top-ranked distributor in its network. In 2018, Jim sold the company to the employees through an ESOP, achieving his lifelong goal to reward the people who made Midwest the success it has become. Jim is a passionate fundraiser for numerous St. Louis charities and active committee chair and volunteer for Ronald McDonald Charities of St. Louis.