Des Moines, IA (September 12, 2011) - JHCI Holdings, Inc., parent of the Jacobson Companies, announced today that Jim Stillings has been named Chief Human Resources Officer of the leading global third party logistics firm. Mr. Stillings joins Jacobson after a 20 year career with GE, and 15 years of Human Resources consulting.
Brian Lutt, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased to have Jim Stillings join Jacobson as Chief Human Resources Officer. Jacobson Companies’ strategy and growth trajectory require a holistic approach to all aspects of our business, tightly coupled with our plans to add breadth and depth to our already strong team of associates. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and will lead an added focus on talent development, organization design, Human Resource planning, and training.”
Mr. Stillings began his career with GE in 1977, and held numerous HR positions in GE’s Power Systems Business, GE’s Corporate Headquarters and GE Capital. Since 1997 he has provided HR consulting services across many industries including, Warehousing and Distribution, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Private Equity, Technology, Commercial Real Estate and Health Care. He has consulted with Jacobson on a variety of projects since February 2008.
“While there have been a number of occasions to return to a corporate position, it wasn’t until I was approached by Jacobson that my interest was truly sparked,” Stillings said. “Having consulted with Jacobson for the past 3 years, I’m clear on their vision and excited by their growth strategy and prospects. The quality of their leadership combined with their willingness to invest in continuing to strengthen their talent base made this decision an easy one.”
Mr. Stillings assumes his responsibilities in September and will relocate to Jacobson’s worldwide corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
About Jacobson Companies
Founded in 1968, Jacobson Companies is a leading global third party logistics (“3PL”) company, providing value-added domestic and international warehousing, packaging, contract manufacturing, staffing, contract logistics, freight forwarding, and associated freight management and transportation services. As of today, Jacobson manages more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space in 38 major markets across the United States and Asia, with over 7,000 employees. Jacobson maintains a website at http://www.jacobsonco.com.