James MacLennan

Angestellt, Founder and Managing Partner, Maker Turtle LLC

Chicago, United States of America


Business leader with a broad background in strateg
applied digital strategy
effective system/process design
and operational planning and management. Focused o
sustainable results that support critical objectiv
innovative & effective communications
global team building & organizational development
and consistent delivery of strong results through
Information technology


Professional experience for James MacLennan

  • Current 3 years and 7 months, since Nov 2019

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Maker Turtle LLC

    Strategic consulting for digital transformation. Services include aligning customer strategy and value creation metrics to a practical, focused, and impactful roadmap of initiatives. Focus on organizational mentoring and development, internal operations, customer-facing processes, new product development, and leveraging information to drive value. Provide thought leadership through on-line & print publications, and public speaking / keynotes.

  • 7 years and 8 months, Mar 2012 - Oct 2019

    Chief Information Officer

    IDEX Corporation

    Responsible for enabling and driving value creation and sustainable excellence in a diversified global portfolio of business units, through the effective user of information and information technology.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

    VP IT / CIO

    Pactiv LLC / Reynolds Services, Inc.

    Tactical & strategic responsibility for overall IT planning, resourcing, & prioritization of systems & services supporting the Pactiv Foodservice & Food Packaging business unit (>$3B), plus oversight of IT units in Mexico and Europe. Concurrent responsibility for establishing & maintaining global functional architecture encompassing SAP, Supply Chain Systems, Reporting & Analytics, and Engineering supporting Reynolds Consumer Products, Pactiv Foodservice and Food Packaging, & Closure Systems International.

  • 2005 - 2011

    Executive Director, Information Technology

    Pactiv Corporation

    Lead IT responsibility for the Foodservice / Food Packaging business unit (>$3B), plus "horizontal" (ie. supporting Foodservice and Consumer Products business units) IT responsibilities including SAP, Supply Chain Systems, Reporting & Analytics, and R&D / Engineering systems. Oversight responsibility for IT organizations in our wholly-owned subsidiaries in Mexico and Europe.

  • 2000 - 2005

    Director, Information Technology

    Culligan International

    Lead IT role, focused on North American systems (international oversight); annual North American IT budget of $5M; responsible for 30+ member International IT team, including internal / external resources.

  • 1999 - 2000

    Associate Director

    Monsanto / GD Searle

  • 1993 - 1996

    Director, MIS

    Adams Elevator Equipment Company


  • English



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