Jim Fletcher, a longtime leader in the maritime industry and founder of Team Services LLC, has retired from his role as president and CEO of the Baton Rouge-based company. Fletcher has transferred ownership to his two sons-in-law and daughters, who now lead the company. Brian Richard is the chief financial officer, and Derek Freeman is the chief operations officer. Fletcher will continue to serve as the board chairman, focusing on Team culture and industry advocacy. The transition aims to maintain Team Services as a family-run business. Fletcher expressed confidence in the new leadership’s ability to navigate challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company, specializing in product handling and facility operations, operates across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River, employing about 130 people. The focus on company culture and teamwork remains a priority as Team Services enters its second generation of family leadership. He looks forward to spending more time with his family and enjoying retirement.
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