Profile Products Promotes Jim Tanner to President

July 13, 2016

Profile Products LLC, a provider of soil, water and vegetation management solutions used in diverse industries in 75 countries, today announced the promotion of Jim Tanner to serve in the dual role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Tanner has held the COO post since 2013, previously worked for the company for 18 years, and takes the president’s reins from John Schoch, who remains Profile’s Chief Executive Officer.

As COO, Tanner’s responsibilities have included P&L management, strategic planning, new business development, and leadership of the company’s sales and marketing, customer service and logistics teams. He has also played a pivotal role in operations management and strategic business acquisitions. His tenure at Profile has included multiple executive sales and marketing positions with involvement in new product development, strategic partnership development, and the development and management of key customer and industry relationships.

“Jim’s contributions to the success and growth of Profile are too numerous to list, and his leadership has provided us with both the tools and the pathway to achieve many of our successes,” Schoch said. “With this promotion, he will continue to expand his operational involvement in all aspects of our business while also working closely with me on the strategic initiatives that will continue to drive our growth.”

“Profile has brought innovation to the environmental solutions sector for more than 60 years and we continue to do that on a regular basis, from developing the first erosion control solution capable of withstanding intense rain on slopes up to 90°, to providing soil conditioners and turf establishment products to the premier sports fields and golf courses around the world,  to introducing an inorganic topsoil replacement that can transform denuded sites into a field of green in just a few weeks,” Tanner said. “These products make a difference everywhere from residential lawns to the Panama Canal. That’s why we’re still on a growth path and why I’m looking forward to helping steer the company toward its next few milestones.”

Tanner’s career has also spanned positions at Conwed Plastics, Kraft General Foods and Milliken & Company. He holds eight U.S patents and one Canadian patent, is a past Board member of the Sorptive Minerals Institute, is a member of the International Erosion Control Association and the Sports Turf Managers Association, and is a VISTAGE International Member. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

About Profile Products

Profile Products LLC, is an innovative global environmental solutions provider that develops, manufactures and markets leading products for soil modification, erosion and sediment control, vegetation establishment and daily cover. Over the past six decades, Profile has developed innovative erosion and sediment control products, turf establishment products, and complementary solutions designed to minimize soil loss and accelerate seed germination for private and civil construction, energy, mining, landfill, agriculture, horticulture, sports fields, golf courses, and retail lawn and garden applications. Its products are sold in 75 countries on six continents. The company is privately owned and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL. For more information,