Jim joined Italgrani USA in August 1988 as the Chief Financial Officer. In 1989, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and in 2006 was named President of Italgrani USA. Italgrani USA is a family owned company and one of the country’s largest durum millers. In addition to the milling operations, the company also trades various commodities both domestically and internationally, as well as has grain elevator operations in North Dakota and has a major grain handling operation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jim graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelors Degree in accounting. Out of college, Jim worked for 9 years at Arthur Andersen in the accounting and audit area before joining Italgrani USA.