Jim Reed joined YKK Corporation of America in January 2009 as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel in 2013. During his tenure at YKK, he has been responsible for handling all legal and compliance matters and maintaining the legal health of the YKK companies in the North and Central America Region, which consists of three operating companies in the United States, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., YKK AP America Inc., and Tape Craft Corporation, as well as six operating companies in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia.
“Jim has a deep understanding of legal and compliance issues arising under U.S. law that affect YKK companies around the world,” said Alex Gregory, Chairman and CEO, YKK Corporation of America. “Over the past eight years, he has ensured that YKK remains an ethical and legally compliant organization. And after working closely with our business leaders from Canada to Colombia, Jim also has a firm grasp of our customers, myriad products, and exciting growth opportunities. Today’s challenging business environment requires strong, courageous leadership; I look forward to seeing YKK grow and improve under Jim’s enthusiastic and most capable guidance.” Alex Gregory will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO at YCA, and as Group Officer at YKK Corporation in Japan.