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Blue Book Services Leadership Transitions

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Executive Team Boasts over 115 Years’ Experience

Blue Book Services today announced that Jim Carr will retire from his position as CEO/President effective February 3, 2023.  Carr will remain an active member of the company’s board of directors.  He has served the organization for 43 years, including as CEO/President for the past 23 years.

Blue Book’s senior management team, who collectively have over a century of tenure, will continue to lead the organization.

Mark Erickson will begin serving as Interim President effective February 4, 2023.  Erickson, who was hired by Carr in 1990 after graduating from Wheaton College, has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the past twelve years. 

He has led or co-led numerous initiatives that significantly propelled Blue Book’s success as the leader of credit rating data, marketing information, and industry news and analysis for the global fresh produce and lumber supply chains.

Blue Book’s leadership team also includes Doug Nelson, Vice President of Special Services; Bill Zentner, Vice President of Rating Services; Frank Sanchez, Vice President of Global Sales; and Larry McDaniel, CFO.  Each has over a decade of experience with Blue Book Services.

“Blue Book is the industry’s trusted source for business information and news for more than 120 years,” says Carr.  “The depth, breadth, and years of service of our leadership team and associates, historically and presently, are a key to the success and longevity of the company and positions us for success for many years to come.”

Source: Blue Book Services