Press Room

Congratulations to Jim Walsh, Newly Appointed JOH Specialty Natural Executive Vice President

Billerica, MA – Today JOH announced the promotion of Jim Walsh to Executive Vice President, General Manager Specialty Natural.

Jim has worked in the food industry for 35 years. The majority of his time has been spent in the specialty food space. He has worked with Gourmet Award Foods/Tree of Life, Star Market and Yankee Foods. The past eleven years have been with JOH as Vice President, Specialty Natural.

“As we continue to focus on servicing the needs of our clients and customers, we work hard to discuss, plan and develop our next generation of leaders,” said Matt O’Hare, President & COO. “The Specialty Natural Division has grown significantly under Art Papazian’s leadership over the past 12 years. In that time we have expanded geographically and attracted spectacular, passionate and talented associates. As Art transitions his EVP role over the next year, Jim will undoubtedly do an amazing job leading the team. He has a positive attitude, strong work ethic, sense of urgency, impeccable integrity and an incredible desire and ability to deliver solutions and results. Congratulations on this well-deserved promotion!”

In his new role as Executive Vice President, Jim will be managing all operations of the Specialty Natural Division.

Jim lives in Milford, MA with his wife, Jennifer. They have two grown children: Michael and Timothy. He can be reached at