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James P. MacLennan

IDEX Corporation
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Gurnee, IL
James P. MacLennan (Jim) is senior vice president and chief information officer at IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions business that sells highly engineered products to customers in a variety of markets worldwide. MacLennan has responsibility for corporate IT service offerings for the IDEX portfolio of business units, and drives innovative thinking through strategic initiatives that leverage information and technology as growth drivers for the industrial manufacturing space.

Prior to IDEX, MacLennan had a dual role as CIO for Pactiv LLC, a packaging manufacturer and distribution company serving the foodservice and food processing industries, and vice president of IT for Reynolds Services Inc., providing ERP, supply chain, and data warehousing services for Reynolds Consumer Products. Prior to Pactiv, MacLennan moved through increasing responsibilities at Culligan International, Searle Pharmaceuticals (Monsanto), and other diverse organizations.

MacLennan has over 25 years of experience in a variety of business models and markets, translating strategic drivers into tactical plans and tangible results. His career spans multiple industries, including real estate / property management, building construction and maintenance services, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, industrial manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. MacLennan started his career at a software development and consulting firm, which gives him a unique insight to vendor relationships and the role of information and technology in creating value.

MacLennan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. He regularly publishes his observations and insights on the intersection of business and technology (www.cazh1.com).