Jean has been with ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY since 1983, joining as a sales rep and progressing over the years to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, then to President and to her current role as CEO in 2003.
Throughout her tenure, Jean’s passion for developing conscious leaders and helping team members thrive has advanced the success of the company, and produced a culture with a foundation built on trust. Her extensive sales and leadership experience has taught her that taking great care of customers on the outside starts with taking good care of people on the inside.
Under Jean’s leadership, ACE has been honored numerous times for outstanding business practices, workplace culture, and industry and community outreach, most recently being honored with an award for a Psychologically Healthy Workplace from the American Psychological Association. ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY was also named to the Fab 40 by Fabricator magazine and is an active member of manufacturing associations: AME, TMA and FMA.
In addition to her role at ACE, Jean serves on the board of directors of Berthold Electric Co. in Chicago and the Board of Advisors of Irmco, Inc. in Evanston, IL. She is a member of the IMEC board of director’s and recently served on the finance committee for the Village of Hawthorn Woods. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and her MBA in finance from Northern Illinois University.