Family Owned and Operated Since 1913
Chief Executive Officer
Jim has been the owner and CEO of Neesvig’s since 1988. After working at Oscar Mayer for 15 years as Finance Manager, Jim left the company and purchased Neesvig’s. Although he has delegated many of his CEO duties to the leadership team, Jim’s responsibilities include overseeing the direction of the company, acting as a figurehead, working with banks, and dealing with other professionals and services. The company broke new ground under his leadership by partnering with national chains, allowing Neesvig’s to grow exponentially. Keeping the legacy of the company is important to Jim and he emphasizes the importance of being fair and always treating people properly.
Paul has been with Neesvig’s since 1997. He began his career at Neesvig’s in Food Service Production Operations. In 2001 he moved into the leadership role of our Mail Order/Fulfillment department with responsibility over all aspects of operations including the development of production/logistics strategies along with new customer acquisition to meet the company’s financial goals. During his tenure, Paul has helped that department grow to support over 100 companies of all size ranges. He has a passion for great customer relations and support to each client by focusing the department on our goal to treat every customer’s business as an extension of our own. In March of 2015, Paul began his current position of President of Neesvig’s and Empire Fish. Paul has an active role in developing and supporting the goals and initiatives of the entire organization and is excited about the future of our dynamic company.
Chief Operating Officer
As our Chief Operating Officer, Dan oversees all sales, production, procurement and distribution activities for our Food Service business at Neesvig’s and Empire Fish. As a part of this responsibility, he is involved in all elements of our day to day operations, but also takes a very active role in long term strategic planning and new business development. Additionally, Dan oversees our retail activities at Empire Fish, the sales and production elements of our e-commerce business, production for some of our Fulfillment customers and other projects throughout the entire organization. He believes firmly that the unique combination of our people, our products and our philosophy allows us to be a true partner with customers of all types. Dan has been in his current position since 2012 and has been with Empire Fish and Neesvig’s since 2005.
Jeffrey D. Bauer
Vice President, Controller
Jeffrey joined Neesvig’s in June 1980. His current responsibilities are overseeing all aspects of the accounting area. This includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, cash reconciliation, cost accounting, yield tests as well as various weekly, monthly, and annual reporting for all of our companies.
Vice President of Business Development
Director of Business Development
Operations Manager – Fulfillment
Valerie has been working with Neesvig’s Food Service since 2009. Her initial position was in customer service but since has risen to the position of Operations Manager where she manages an average staff of 30 people year round with a seasonal increase of 65 or more. Valerie manages everything for the setup and additional processing of new customers. Valerie also oversees the processing and completion of all Fulfillment orders.She also oversees product ordering and the new implementation of the order processing program.
Purchasing / Operations
Matt has worked at Empire Fish/Neesvig’s for over 13 years in various roles, primarily in purchasing and warehousing. As Operations Manager of Empire Fish, Matt oversees all day-to-day activities of the facility. He is also involved in the overall distribution strategy of our entire food service organization. His goal is to offer excellent sales support to ensure our customers are offered the service and quality they expect.
Director of Retail Operations
Nick has been with Empire Fish/Neesvig’s since 2010. He has worked in multiple departments in the organization before entering his current role in May of 2016. Nick currently oversees the operation of the Empire Fish Retail Store and is also in charge of the store’s future expansion efforts to offer both meat and seafood with multiple store locations.