Jim Maclennan Headshot

Jim MacLennan

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Since joining IDEX in 2012 as chief information officer, Jim has driven innovation by applying information and technology to build engaged teams, bring us closer to our customers, and creating new and different products and services to improve peoples’ lives.

The Corporate IT team delivers core systems and services for IDEX business units to take advantage of the Company’s scale where it creates benefit. At the same time, we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and strength of our businesses by empowering local teams to make independent decisions. Jim’s team pulls off this balancing act with an open, collaborative style that actively encourages forward thinking and real innovation that is practical and impactful.

Prior to IDEX, Jim had a dual role as chief information officer 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. Earlier roles included stints at Culligan International, Searle Pharmaceuticals (Monsanto) and other diverse organizations.

Jim has 25+ years of experience in a variety of business models and markets, translating strategic drivers into tactical plans and tangible results. He started his career at a software development and consulting firm, which gives him unique insight to vendor relationships and the role of information and technology in creating value.

Jim has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in marketing from DePaul University. He regularly publishes his observations and insights on the intersection of business and technology and speaks at IT, marketing and other industry events.