LOUIS E. JAMES
Chairman & CEO
A prolific entrepreneur, Louis E. James has more than 40 years of experience in managing sales, marketing operations, personnel and merchandising for both start-up and established retail, franchise, manufacturing, and service companies. He has served as a senior executive and for the past thirty years and has owned many successful business ventures.
One of James most successful ventures in the Midwest, MCL Jasco, Inc. provides a diverse range of supply chain management services, quality and containment, including inventory management and steel manufacturing. Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics (SEEL) is a division of MCL Jasco, that provides services within the energy efficiency space. Through SEEL, James promotes positive environmental change by administering energy management programs, on behalf of its clients.
James also owns JASCO International, a company that produces electrical components, manages warehouses and provides logistics services. He also owns QIC, which provides quality and containment, rework and engineering support to their clients as well ass Motor City International, which services governmental contract and MRO services. James' companies have received numerous prestigious awards, including twice receiving General Motors' Supplier of the Year Award, Luminary Award and Honda's Top Quality Award in its second year of operation. SEEL won the nationally coveted Andromeda Star of Energy Award from the Alliance to Save Energy.
Prior to starting this impressive line-up of companies, James owned a business machinery distributor in Chicago, Illinois. The company, called information systems Group of Illinois, marketed, sold and serviced IBM and Xerox brands to major corporation. He also owned Morrilton Plastic Products and several convenience stores in the Chicago area.
A committed community leader and civic servant, James is a board member with the Michigan Minority Supplier development Council and the Coleman A. Young Foundation. He currently serves as a vice president of the Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Education Fund. he is also a member of the National Association off Black Suppliers (NABS), American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), Minority Economic Resource Corporation (MERC), PUSH International Trade Bureau Global, the SCLC Business Executive Council and the Boy Scouts of America, to name a few.
A veteran of the United States Army, James attended Mississippi Valley State University, graduating with a BS in Business Administration. He is married to Dr. Pamela James and together they share the love of two daughters and two grandchildren.