John A. James, a native of Starkville, Mississippi is Chairman, CEO and founder of James Group International, a group of companies in Detroit, Michigan which offers international supply chain services such as consolidation, deconsolidation, sub-assembly, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, and transportation services. Mr. James received a BS degree in Sociology from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS in 1964. He studied Guidance at the University of Toledo in 1965 and Business Administration at Wayne State University from 1969-1972.
In 1966, Mr. James enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until 1969. He was a Commissioned Officer in the Corps of Engineers and received a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal, and the equivalents of these awards were issued to him by the Vietnamese Government.
Prior to establishing his own companies Mr. James was employed full time with Chrysler Corporation in Personnel and Labor Relations from 1969 until 1978 when he began to devote all of his time and attention to his companies.
John E. James is President of James Group International and CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics (RGL) where he is responsible for strategic leadership of people and processes in order to maximize both shareholder value and customer satisfaction. John joined RGL in 2012 as Director of Operations after eight years of active duty military service as a Ranger-qualified aviation officer and leading two Apache platoons in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
While attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Systems (Industrial) Engineering. He earned a Master of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from Penn State University Smeal School of Business in 2014 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in May 2015.
Lorron James is President of Magnolia Automotive Services (MAS), a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho that currently operates Tire and Wheel and cross-dock operations. He is also the President of TLX, a supply chain management software company. Lorron serves on the Board of Advisors for James Group International (JGI). Lorron joined JGI in February of 2007 as the Marketing/Sales Manager and has also held Director of Supply Chain Management and Vice President of Business Development positions during his almost nine years working at several JGI operating companies including MAS, TLX and Renaissance Global Logistics.
Patrick J. Dennis is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of James Group International, Inc. For the past eight years, he has also served as a member of JGI’s Supervisory Board.
Prior to joining JGI, Mr. Dennis was the CFO at CTS Corporation. During his 17 years at Johnson Controls, he held a variety of senior finance, IT and division general management positions. At Johnson Controls as the Automotive Group Finance Director, he was heavily involved in the due diligence and transition of acquisitions and divestitures growing revenues from $600M to $15B in 10 years. Early in his career, Mr. Dennis held positions as Plant Controller and IT Systems Internal Auditor for the Modine Manufacturing Company.
Magda Moss is Human Resources Director, James Group International, Inc. (JGI). She is responsible for leading, managing and executing all HR processes and services in support of key business metrics.
Prior to joining JGI, Magda Moss was Principal, Resource Connections Group, where she designed and implemented comprehensive health and wellness plans while reducing overall healthcare costs by $1 million. At Lake Trust Credit Union, Ms. Moss was Vice President of Human Resources. She directed a staff of 11 providing human resources services for more than 400 employees. While at PCG Campbell, Ms. Moss designed a new performance management process and compensation structure.