Currently under the leadership of James Fellowes, the Fellowes® executive team represents a diverse range of skills and experience. The executive team benefits from having several tenured members who have made significant contributions over the years as well as newer members who bring fresh perspectives to the company. Additionally, the Fellowes family has been actively engaged in running the business since 1917.
James Fellowes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Upon becoming President in 1983, Jamie represented the third generation to lead the family business. As CEO, he is actively involved in all aspects of the Fellowes business. His tenure has produced a remarkable record of growth through increasingly challenging times. In a dynamic industry, he has managed to reinvent the company on several occasions in order to ensure prosperity in changing environments. Today, he is driving another transformation - of building the company's capabilities and operations on a global scale.
Since joining the company in 1969, Jamie has worked in virtually all areas of the firm. After working in various part-time positions during his college years, he started as Advertising Manager in 1969. He went on to become Vice President of Sales in 1973, Executive Vice President in 1979, President/COO in 1983, and finally Chairman/CEO in 1997.
Jamie's accomplishments extend beyond the business. In 1997, Ernst & Young recognized him as "Master Entrepreneur of the Year." In recognition of leadership within and beyond the business community, he also received the "Torch of Liberty" award from the Anti-Defamation League in 1994 and the "Spirit of Life" award from the City of Hope in 1997.
Jamie's educational background includes Denison University and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
John E. Fellowes, II, President
Since the founding of Fellowes, Inc. in 1917, John Fellowes has become the fourth generation to play a key leadership role in the family business. Through his experience managing the Business Machines division John built a solid background in product development and marketing strategy. John’s significant contributions produced successful media campaigns and product launches. In 2007, John was recognized for these contributions at the Chicago Innovation Awards.
In 2007, John was recognized for these contributions at the Chicago Innovation Awards and internally through winning five Fellowes Forward Awards. He also represented the company numerous times during interviews with NBC Weekend Web and Fox New Squawk Box. John went on to become Senior Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing, and finally, Vice President of Global Marketing.
John has worked in all aspects of the business. As a high school student he worked in the manufacturing plant and in various support functions during college. John began his full time career in sales, later becoming a Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing, and finally Vice President of Business Machines before becoming President in 2012. His current focus involves overseeing all business divisions, developing new geographic markets and driving innovation as well as engagement in strategic planning.
John Fellowes holds a B.S. in Business Systems from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
Michel Van Beek, President Fellowes Europe
Michel joined Fellowes Europe as Vice President of Sales EMEA in 2006 and significantly expanded product placements and distribution for new channels in the EMEA market. Appointed President of the European business in 2012, Michel oversees EMEA, India and South America and is concentrated on continued growth through the development of consumer focused marketing campaigns. His influence has driven operational efficiency and increased overall operational performance across all segments of the business delivering best in class services to our customer community.
Prior to joining Fellowes, Michel worked for 3M for 12 years and 5 years at GBC where he held various sales and marketing leadership roles. Michel´s educational background includes Havo, MDS Business School and MBA executive leadership programs.
Mike Parker, Executive Vice President of Global Sales
Mike Parker began his career at Fellowes in September, 2000 as a territory sales manager. After various assignments in National Accounts, Mike was promoted to North American Field Sales Manager in 2006. Through his dedicated efforts and successful selling initiatives, Mike became Director of Commercial Sales in 2007, then Vice President, North American Sales in 2008. He achieved his current role as Executive Vice President of Global Sales in 2011. Mike has created a customer-focused, results-oriented culture that has expanded Fellowes market share across all channels of distribution.
Mike’s holds a B.A. in Business Administration & Marketing from Covenant College.
James Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Jim oversees all supply chain management efforts globally. He has successfully led the company through three different types of manufacturing environments - from a regional manufacturing structure with multiple U.S. facilities to centralized domestic production to the current global manufacturing and partnering structure. During the changes, Jim ensured high quality and favorable cost structures. As the champion for the company's total quality initiative, "Advantage Fellowes," Jim oversees the continuous improvement of the company's methods and ensures strong service for our customers.
Jim began his Fellowes career in 1986 as a Manufacturing Plant Manager. He has moved across a range of positions at Fellowes including Director of Manufacturing Operations, Vice President of European Operations, Vice President/General Manager of Records Storage and Vice President/General Manager Presentation Products. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as Vice President/General Manager of Business Machines.
Jim attended New Jersey State College and received his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice.
Lyn Bulman, Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources
Having joined the firm in 2002, Lyn brings a progressive and energetic approach to her global responsibilities. In a company that values its employees as highly as Fellowes does, her role has special importance. Lyn has driven significant advancements in the company's approach to human resources. Her leadership has provided positive change in benefits, talent recruitment, compensation and career development. She also brings a unique global perspective that is highly valued as the firm continues to expand its global operations.
Lyn came to Fellowes from Galileo International where she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Relations. Over an 11-year career, Lyn held several HR roles in Europe and the United States.
Lyn holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, as well as professional certifications from the U.K. Institute of Personnel and Development and the U.S. Society of Human Resource Management