James C. Kerr

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jim joined the company in July 2016. Prior to joining The Gorman-Rupp Company, Mr. Kerr served for nine years as the Chief Financial Officer for a retail chain with over $2 billion in sales. He has served in various financial leadership positions with several multi-billion dollar companies, primarily in the consumer products sector. Prior to that, Jim had experience in public accounting as an Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen & Co.  Mr. Kerr’s experience includes working with both public and privately held companies.

Mr. Kerr has experience in strategic planning, profit improvement, mergers & acquisitions, financing, risk management and information systems planning and implementation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.