Shown, from left to right, are Jim Ethier, director; Jane Kennedy Greene, chairwoman and CEO; Jim Kennedy, Jr., chairman emeritus; Shelia Crane, director; Sam Smartt, director.
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services and intelligent information technology, announces that Jim Ethier has been elected and has agreed to serve on its board of directors.
“One of Kenco's most important strengths is a set of strong core values which our family has adhered to for over 62 years,” said Jane Kennedy Greene, chairwoman & CEO, Kenco. “As we sought to expand the diversity of backgrounds on our board we recognized that Jim shares our values, in addition to his broad and successful business experience. He will be a valuable support to the evolution of our strategic direction, which is rooted in our mission to deliver common sense solutions that bring uncommon value to our customers, our team and our community.”
Mr. Ethier is a third generation member of the Bush family. “Bush's Best” is the nation’s leading brand of bean products, founded in 1908. Mr. Ethier has been with the company for 44 years, and has also served the food industry as a board member of Grocery Manufacturers Association and board member and chairman of the Food Products Association. He currently serves on the board of the American Family Business Foundation, as well as a number of business, educational and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ethier and his wife, Melinda, live in Knoxville.