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.
John currently serves on the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) Board of Directors, the Detroit Workforce Development Board and as a Member on the Michigan Council on Future Mobility Board of Trustees. Personal accolades include The Michigan Chronicle’s Class of 2014 “40 Under 40” and DBusiness magazine’s “30 in Their Thirties” in 2012.