Jimco Maintenance Inc.
Senior Management Team Biography
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Lee Radefeld, Senior Vice President

Lee Radefeld has been an integral part of Jimco Maintenance for past 22 years--a transformative time during which the company has experienced tremendous growth and development. Since joining, Jimco has expanded from eight employees with four trucks to over a hundred associates operating in a territory that spans the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Drawing on his experience as a former Human Resources Director for the State of Ohio Penitentiary System, Lee has been a key figure in creating Jimco's reputation for having the best trained crews in the industry. With the support of his staff and consultants, Lee has overseen and/or directed the following programs:

- State of the Art Computer Systems

- Training staff for Carts, Compactors, Pallet Jacks, Sidewalk Maintenance, Janitorial Services, Drains, and Vehicle/Machine Maintenance.

- The creation and operation of facilicities painting crews.

- Inventory Control

- Parts Distribution

- Regionalization

- Continuous Improvement

- Quality Improvement Processes (QIP)

- Service Recovery Programs

- Quality Assurance Programs

- Report Standardization

- Communications Systems

- New Business Development

Beginning as a Social Worker at the Maryville Reformatory for Women in 1973, Lee had a distinguished career with the State of Ohio Penitentiary System and ultimately served as their Human Resources Director for several years. His many accomplishments led to numerous professional and management positions including:

- Inmate Services Director

- Record Office Supervisor, Parole and Review Processes

- Federal Grants Administrator

- Chairman of the Rules Infraction Board

- Grievance Officer

- Administrative Assistant to the Warden. All investigations were conducted by Mr. Radefeld as the Administrative Assistant.

In addition, Lee served as the Chief Duty Officer with a total responsibility for over 2,000 employees and some 2,200 inmates.

After graduating from college in 1968, Lee began his career as a Probation Officer and demonstrated an aptitude for developing complex systems when he created the Re-Determination Section at his agency for all Federal Assistance Programs. This eventually led to a position as the Federal Assistance Program Supervisor at the Lorain County Welfare Department and the Lorain County Court of Domestic Relations.

1968 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Psychology

1972 Master of Arts, Criminal Justice

Lee holds licenses and/or certifications in the following areas:

- Real Estate Broker

Management Principles and Practices


Legal Aspects of Employment

Continuous Improvement Process

Quality Improvement Process Team Member for Publix Super Markets

Community activities include the Big Brother/Sisters Program and YMCA Youth Basketball Coach

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