JK Adams Appoints Blatchford CEO
May 23, 2012,
DORSET, Vt.--JK Adams, the 70-year-old family-owned business that manufactures high-end wood housewares in the U.S., has appointed Jon Blatchford as CEO. Reporting to Malcolm Cooper, Jr., chairman and second-generation owner, who previously held the position, Blatchford becomes the first non-family CEO to lead the company and assumes responsibility for all operational and strategic aspects of the business.
Blatchford joins JK Adams after working for a group of privately held manufacturing companies for the past 20 years. Most recently he was the director of sales and marketing for New Hampshire Industries.