Linda has been involved with the distribution of welding, safety; maintenance, repair & operations (MRO) and tools for much of her life. This experience led her to see a gap in the industry that could be filled. She felt the industry needed the fresh perspective of a Women/Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (WBE/MBE/DBE). Linda began JETA Corporation in 2004; a Wisconsin-based, Native American/Woman-owned company that supplies tools to the energy, construction and industrial markets.
Linda Grow is a founding member of the Sault Tribe Business alliance in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The alliance consists of members from South Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, California, and throughout Michigan.
Thomas GrowVice President – Sales & Marketing
Tom joined JETA Corporation in 2006 and has 40+ years of experience in sales and distribution specifically in welding and safety. Tom’s previous employment included Airgas, where he was VP of the North Central–Eastern Division and introduced his own inventory management system that balanced inventory with sales while reducing aged inventory; Interstate Welding Sales Corporation, where he worked his way up from Inside Sales to Vice President-Marketing & Materials; and Kessler Distributing Company. He also served in the United States Coast Guard.
Tom brings a unique wealth of distribution and sourcing knowledge to JETA Corporation gained from his many years in the industry.
James MoranDivision Manager – CA Division
Jim joined JETA Corporation in 2015 after his previous employer, a cryogenic valve manufacturer had been sold and relocated to New Jersey. His prior experience is in manufacturing, production management, procurement, CNC machining and programming as well as assembly of aerospace and medical device components. Jim has also held management positions in previous employment.
Jim started with JETA as a Sr. Procurement Specialist onsite at PG&E supporting Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
In January 2017, Jim was promoted to Division Manager of California. In this position, Jim provides exceptional customer service, processes and procures product for customers. He works directly with Corporate leadership and maintains alignment with JETA Corporation’s mission, goals, and strategies. He is also responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the training of division personnel.
Jim enjoys the daily challenges of being part of our customer’s solution in locating unique materials and procuring for quick delivery to the end users.
Ryan KiernanOperations Manager
Ryan joined JETA Corporation in 2016 as a Supply Chain Coordinator. He has proven to be a wonderful asset to our team by coordinating the re-organization of our Neenah warehouse and overseeing the shipments going in/out of our warehouse. Within his original role, he was also responsible for maintaining stock and providing exceptional customer service to local customers.
Prior to working at JETA, Ryan held roles at Faith Technologies and Miller Electric. He also has attended UW-Milwaukee and Fox Valley Technical College.
In August 2019, Ryan was promoted to Supply Chain Manager in which he maintains his previous functions in addition to overseeing all of our current and future warehousing including personnel. Ryan was promoted to Operations Manager in January 2020.
Ryan loves the fast pace, high pressure industry we work in and enjoys serving his end users and is looking forward to solving new challenges in the future.