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marketing executive

C. Ben Jelsema, American Marketing executive.

Background

Jelsema, C. Ben was born on October 1, 1938 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ted Charles and Margaret (Pierce) Jelsema.

Education

Student, University Florida, 1956-1959; student, Columbia University, 1969; Master of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson, 1977.

Career

Sales staff, Quaker Oats Company, various locations, 1961-1967; from product/brand manager to manager national sales, Burry division Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, 1967-1978; director sales and marketing, Anderson Pretzel division University Foods Corporation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1978-1983; vice president marketing, Anderson Pretzel division National Home Products, Lancaster, 1983-1985; vice president marketing, Snacktime division Culbro, Indianapolis, 1985-1987; vice president sales and marketing, Smoke Craft division Curtice Burns, Albany, Oregon, 1987-1989; executive vice president, general manager, Kettle Foods, Salem, Oregon, 1989-1992; president, owner, Wings Health Care Solutions, Inc., Winter Garden, Florida, since 1992.

Membership

District chairman Lancaster council Boy Scouts American, 1978-1985, wood badge course director, 1984, executive board Wabash Council, 1986-1987, vice president program cascade area council, 1988-1992, assistant council commission, since 1993, executive board central area council, since 1994. Member American Marketing Association, Trouts Unlimited (life, national board 1974-1975, Distinguished Service award 1978), Elks, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fly fishing, scouting, camping, hiking.

Connections

Married Faith E. Matthiesen, December 28, 1958. Children: Cindy Lyn, Charles Martin, Ted Douglas, Tod Scott, Bruce Richard.

father:
Ted Charles Jelsema

mother:
Margaret (Pierce) Jelsema

spouse:
Faith E. Matthiesen

child:
Charles Martin Jelsema

child:
Ted Douglas Jelsema

child:
Bruce Richard Jelsema

child:
Tod Scott Jelsema

child:
Cindy Lyn Jelsema