President & CEO
William “Jeff” Jeffery is currently President and CEO of IRMCO in Evanston, IL. Jeff was instrumental in developing the first deep drawing synthetic lubricants more than 20 years ago and is still very much involved with driving environmental responsibility and improvement in the same market. IRMCO is currently leading technology advances in the field of Advanced High Strength Steel forming improvements.
IRMCO has been recognized by Loyola University as one of Illinois’ top family businesses on three separate occasions and sponsored the metal stamping industry’s only environmental award.
Professional Service: With a BA in Economics from Ripon College, Jeff has served as President of The Illinois President’s Association, Chairman of Purdue University’s Entrepreneurship Center, Chairman of the OESA (Original Equipment Supplier’s Assoc.) Environmental Council. Recently elected chairman of the FMA (Fabricated Metal Assoc.) Stamping Council he also serves on the board of Winning Workplaces which developed Fortune’s “Best Boss Award” (a not for profit resource for building profitable yet compassionate businesses). Jeff is also a regular speaker at SME, FMA, PMA, and TMA conferences and workshops and has spoken at The Lake Forest Graduate School, Purdue University and The Federal Reserve Bank about managing change and sustainability.
Personal: Elected to one of the top High School District Board’s in Illinois, Jeff lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Kathleen and their three children. He is very active in coaching and supporting his kids in a variety of sports teams at the high school and college level. Other passions include architectural antiques, boating and skiing of any kind.