Jennifer attended Purdue University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, attended Cleveland State and graduated in 1994 with highest honors with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and in 2004 completed her Executive Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University graduating with highest honors. Her engineering background coupled with EMBA provides a solid foundation for executing in a complex environment by focusing on the big picture, processes, and people.
Jennifer is passionate about growing businesses and people and is the chief operating officer at Sea-Land Chemical Company, a specialty chemical distributor. Prior to joining Sea-Land Chemical Company, she as was the President of Libra Industries, an electronics contract manufacturing company. Additionally, Jennifer spent 9 years as President of Weatherchem Corporation privately owned by Albert J. Weatherhead III, a plastic injection molder of value added dispensing closures for neutraceuticals and spices and seasonings. And finally, Jennifer spent 15 years at Nordson Corporation, a manufacturing company of precision dispensing equipment and held various positions of increasing levels of responsibility including Business Unit Director, Lean Enterprise Director, and Director of Business Processes and SAP. Jennifer has received several professional awards, including recognition in Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 under 40” and as the 2012 Smart Business “Visionary”.
Jennifer is a member of the Weatherhead School of Management’s Visiting Committee, a member of the Board of Directors for College Now, a member of the Board of Advisors for The Entrepreneur’s Edge and additionally is involved in various civic organizations Additionally, Jennifer and her husband Mark are proud parents of their two sons, Jacob and Nathan.