Scatena announces retirement from FloraCraft.

May 9, 2017
Jim Scatena

Jim Scatena

Scatena announces retirement from FloraCraft.

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON – Jim Scatena has announced his retirement as president/CEO of Ludington-based FloraCraft Corporation. Scatena has been in charge of the world leading foam product fabricator and supplier for nearly 20 years.

“It has been the most rewarding experience of my entire business career,” Scatena said. “Spending each and every day working with the greatest co-workers, suppliers and customers to ‘Make It Fun!’” he said, referring to the company’s tagline.    

Scatena, 65, has held community leadership positions at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital (and the former Memorial Medical Center), West Shore Bank, Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, West Shore Community College Foundation, COVE, Michigan Works Workforce Development Board, and the Momentum business development prize board.

Scatena is originally from Fredericktown, Penn. and is the former president of Mayco Colors and the former vice president and general manager of Wilton Enterprises. He earned his degree at St. Vincent College.

“I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and am a life long Steelers fan,” Scatena said. “I had a ‘corporate life’ that took me from Pittsburgh to San Francisco to Chicago to Philadelphia to Columbus, Ohio to Chicago and then in 1997 to Ludington.”

Jim said he plans on staying in the area but will be traveling a lot.

“I want to spend more time with out of town family, especially my grandsons in Kansas City and Minneapolis,” he said. “And I want to spend more time working within our community.”

“We wish to thank Jim for helping us build FloraCraft into the company it is today and wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” said Lee Schoenherr, owner and chairman of FloraCraft’s board.  “We know he will continue to contribute to this great community of Ludington. We are very excited about the opportunity to continue FloraCraft’s growth through innovation and acquisition and to remain a committed employer and a strong community contributor here in Ludington.” 

For the immediate future, Lee Schoenherr will be assuming the duties of the company’s president/CEO. 

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