As Owner and President of Parker Plastics, Jim Parker has led the organic growth of Parker Plastics from a startup in 1989 to a company of national reach with four manufacturing plants and over 330+ employees. Jim’s “customer first” and continual improvement philosophies have led to the consistent delivery of best in class performance and numerous valued long-term customer relationships. Jim fully appreciates that the continued success of Parker Plastics is the direct result of its loyal, talented work force. Many of whom have been with the company more than 20 years. With an MBA from University of Chicago, Jim combines his entrepreneurial spirit and strong analytical skills to drive growth. Jim is a firm believer that ongoing investment in new product development, team building, efficiency enhancement and safety initiatives are the keys to sustained success.