James A. Lavish

Vice President, CBS, People & Performance
Crane Co., Stamford, CT
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Jim Lavish has served as the Company’s Vice President of CBS, People & Performance since February 2016. In this role, Jim is responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources, CBS and Supply Chain functions globally.

Jim began his career with Crane Co. in 2006 as Vice President of Operations in the Engineered Materials business. He was then promoted in 2008 to the role of President for Crane’s Pumps & Systems in the Fluid Handling Group. In 2013 Jim was promoted to a global leadership role of the Crane Business System (“CBS”).

Prior to joining Crane, Jim held senior operations and general management roles with Quebecor World and The Plastics Group. He also held a series of roles of increasing operational responsibility with Newell Rubbermaid which, over seven years, culminated in him leading Newell Rubbermaid’s European operations based in The Netherlands. Earlier in his career, Jim held various Operations, Human Resources and Sales management roles.

University of Akron, B.A., Business & Organizational Communication