James C. McDowell, Jr.

Former President of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, James McDowell Jr., has been promoted to President of Hoshizaki America Inc. recently in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Former President of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, James McDowell Jr., has been promoted to President of Hoshizaki America Inc. recently in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Hoshizaki America is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial ice machines.

“James has been promoted,” Rich Prewitt, now President of the Chamber said, “He was a great President but in addition to that, he was a great community leader here in Knox County.”

McDowell was awarded a plaque to recognize his accomplishments as President and applauded in his absence for his promotion at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in April.

McDowell also served as President of Jackson Warewashing Systems. According to Hoshisaki America’s website, his excellent leadership has increased sales revenue and profitability while maintaining strong policy and regulatory compliance.

McDowell’s experience in the foodservice industry with companies including Manitowoc and Enodis, coupled with his strong performance within the Hoshizaki Group Companies demonstrate attributes critical to Hoshizaki America’s growth strategies.

In the meantime, Hoshisaki America presently manufactures and markets a wide range of commercial icemakers, dispensers, refrigerators and related products to customers throughout the entire world under the leadership of McDowell.

According to Prewitt, McDowell will not permanently leave Knox County. He still plans to visit and attend Knox County’s Chamber of Commerce meetings in the near future.

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