Jim Walsh ( Courtesy JOH )

JOH, Billerica, Mass., has promoted Jim Walsh to executive vice president, general manager of Specialty Natural.

Walsh has been vice president of Specialty Natural at JOH for 11 years, and he has worked with Gourmet Award Foods/Tree of Life, Star Market and Yankee Foods, according to a news release.

“The Specialty Natural Division has grown significantly under Art Papazian’s leadership over the past 12 years,” Matt O’Hare, president and chief operations officer, said in a news release. “In that time we have expanded geographically and attracted spectacular, passionate and talented associates. As Art transitions his executive vice president role over the next year, Jim will undoubtedly do an amazing job leading the team.”

Walsh will manage all operations in the company’s Specialty Natural Division.