Jim Ethier will serve on Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Kenco’s board of directors after being elected to the post.

Ethier is a third-generation member of the Bush family specializing in Bush’s Best bean products, according to a news release.

Kenco elects new member to board of directorsHe has been with third-party logistics provider Kenco for 44 years and has also served as a board member of Grocery Manufacturers Association and a board member and chairman of the Food Products Association.

“One of Kenco’s most important strengths is a set of strong core values which our family has adhered to for over 62 years,” Jane Kennedy Greene, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Kenco, said in the release. “As we sought to expand the diversity of backgrounds on our board, we recognized that Jim shares our values, in addition to his broad and successful business experience.”

Ethier currently serves on the board of the American Family Business Foundation along with many other organizations, according to the release.