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Jim Fischer, VP, Business Development

jim fischerJim Fischer has served as a WAXIE Vice President since 2006. Beginning in 2012, Jim took on the role of Vice President of Business Development and focuses on the acquisition of new business, Vertical alignment of the sales process and enriches our relationships with our strategic Network and vendor partners.  

Beginning his WAXIE career over 25 years ago in Arizona as a Warehouse Worker/Customer Service Representative, Jim quickly displayed his leadership abilities and was promoted to Operations Manager within one year from his hire date. Following his promotion, Jim’s desire to learn more about the business lead him into Sales from 1991 to 1995 until he was promoted to Sales Manager.  In 1996 Jim’s promotion to General Manager followed by a promotion in 1999 to Vice President, General Manager of the Arizona divisions, lead him to an opportunity in 2006  to spotlight his visionary talents and serve a more global role with focus on Corporate Accounts and the strategic development of the initiatives, sales, and select customer focus.  As the Vice President of Business Development, Jim works in concert with the Corporate Account Directors, General Managers and the Corporate Account Administrative team to strengthen and develop vertical sales initiatives, acquisition of new business, and enhance our relationships with our strategic Network and vendor partners.  

Born and raised in Southern Minnesota on the family farm where he learned exceptional work ethics, Jim graduated from Wabasso High School in Southern Minnesota.  Following High School he attended Southwest State University where he actively played football.

During his leisure time, Jim enjoys mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and exercise. He has been active in coaching various Pop Warner football levels in his community.