James B Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer at PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.

James B Nicholson

James B Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer at PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

PVS Chloralkali, Inc.
PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.
Pressure Vessel Service, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2009

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1945

Age

75

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Former Co-Chairman at Pressure Vessel Service, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Highgate LLC

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Founder at Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Michigan)

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Former Vice Chairman at Ford Motor Company

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Former Chief Executive Officer at DTE Energy Co.

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Comerica, Inc.

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Founder at George Johnson & Co.

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Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, Chair of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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Executive Vice President at PNC Bank, NA

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Chief Executive Officer at PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.
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President & Chief Executive Officer at Pressure Vessel Service, Inc.

PVS Chemicals, Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets chemicals product and environmental services. It offers sulfur, hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride, anhydrous ferric chloride, ferrous chloride, transportation services, water treatment chemical, full line chemical distribution, minibulk distribution, and Canadian chemical distribution. The company was founded by Floyd A. Nicholson on January 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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Former Co-Chairman at Pressure Vessel Service, Inc.

PVS Chemicals, Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets chemicals product and environmental services. It offers sulfur, hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride, anhydrous ferric chloride, ferrous chloride, transportation services, water treatment chemical, full line chemical distribution, minibulk distribution, and Canadian chemical distribution. The company was founded by Floyd A. Nicholson on January 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Education
MBA
Class of 1967

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Bachelor's in Economics

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Master of Science in Economics

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed
President & Chief Executive Officer
1972 - Prior

PVS Chemicals, Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets chemicals product and environmental services. It offers sulfur, hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride, anhydrous ferric chloride, ferrous chloride, transportation services, water treatment chemical, full line chemical distribution, minibulk distribution, and Canadian chemical distribution. The company was founded by Floyd A. Nicholson on January 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

PVS Technologies, Inc. manufactures and markets iron salts and related chemicals. Its chemicals are used in applications such as water treatment (wastewater, process and municipal), electronics manufacture, metal finishing, plating, food and pharmaceutical production. The firm's liquid ferric chloride and liquid ferrous chloride are NSF-approved for use in potable water treatment and Ferric chloride is the chemical of choice for water and wastewater treatment for removal of turbidity, color, DBP precursors, solids, phosphorus and sulfide odors. The company was founded by Floyd A. Nicholson on January 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2011

Founded in 1927 as National Builders Bank of Chicago, it changed its name to LaSalle National Bank in 1940. In the 1960s LaSalle acquired the Mutual National Bank of Chicago founded by Frank C. Rathje. ABN acquired the bank in 1979. In a merger of co-owned banks, the LaSalle Bank N.A. name was adopted in 1999.

Non-Executive Chairman
2005 - 2007

LaSalle Bank Midwest NA provides banking services such as investment, commercial and retail banking solutions and also provides personal finance, mortgages, investments and insurance services. It offers services to individuals, small businesses, middle market companies and institutions. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Troy, MI.

Chairman
1991 - 2013

Handleman Co. has dissolved its business operations and continuing only for the purposes of winding down its business affairs. The company was operates as a category manager and distributor of prerecorded music and console video game hardware, software and accessories to leading retailers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Handleman was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Troy, MI.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation was founded in 1982 for the purpose of staging and perpetuating America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s grandest and most cherished civic event. It is governed by key civic and corporate leaders representing the primary industrial, retail, automotive and institutional organizations that define the greater Detroit community. Their active involvement ensures that America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van remains a vital part of metropolitan Detroit’s cultural community. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation also includes a volunteer corps of 1,500. These dedicated individuals contribute to the staging of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, under the supervision of Michigan’s Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and a full-time management staff of event, marketing, and creative professionals. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, was founded in 1924. For more than 75 years, The Parade has been a one-of-a-kind spectacle of fantasy, holiday spirit and community enthusiasm. The Parade has grown to include more than 75 parade units, including floats, balloons and marching bands in procession. America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture is Detroit’s most visible civic event, a positive demonstration of the best this community has to offer to its people and the greater American community. Exceptional curbside attendance as well as extensive “live” radio and television coverage, on a regional and national level, combine to create unparalleled marketing and promotional exposure for the City of Detroit. In an effort to expand the reach and impact of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture, The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation also has produced a variety of auxiliary fundraising and community outreach events including Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Company, a spectacular black-tie fundraising event; the Ford Fireworks; the 1997, 1998, 2002 & 2008 Red Wings Victory Parades; The 1998 University of Michigan Rose Bowl Victory Parade; the 1999 Big Balloon Parade staged in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and The Parade Company assisted Australia with their Centenary of Federation Parade on January 1, 2001. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Funding is derived from corporate sponsorships, foundations and individual donations. The Foundation receives no local, state or federal appropriations. The Parade Company is the marketing and operating division of The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation.

Member, Board of Trustees
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Nature Conservancy in Michigan is a conservation organization working around the world to protect land and waters for nature and people. The company is headquartered in Lansing, MI.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$250K +
2019

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm's performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People's, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$250K +
2018

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm's performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People's, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$250K +
2016

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm's performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People's, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Representative from Michigan's 6th Congressional District

$2,700
2018

Representative from Michigan's 6th Congressional District

$2,700
2018
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Events
Organizer
2013 Week of Warmth

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