Jason began his career with Border States in November 1999 as part of the Utility Marketing team. He has served as an Inventory Planner, Sales and Marketing Coordinator for the Utility Market and Purchasing Manager. In May 2009, Jason was named Director of Inventory and Operations, and in April 2010, he was appointed Vice President Operations and Inventory and joined the Executive Council.
Jason was promoted to Vice President Procurement in 2013 to provide a stronger focus in the areas of inventory, pricing and sourcing. On April 1, 2015, he was promoted to Senior VP and joined the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). In addition to his focus on procurement, he leads the company’s data and analytics efforts.
Jason is a member of Border States’ Technology, ESOP and 401(k) committees. He also serves on industry committees including IDEA’s Industry Advisory Council and the NEAD’s LEAD committee as the 2016 chair. Jason is a member of the Association for Operations Management (APICS), the Institute for Supply Management, and Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Operations Management Advisory Board.
Jason received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master of Business Administration from North Dakota State University.
He was promoted to Executive VP Regions on April 1, 2018.