Shahriar (Shari) Ghoddousi
Shahriar was the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman for The John Henry Company headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. During his 26 years with the company, he has played key roles as Director of Management Information Systems, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development; Mergers and Acquisitions, and finally as the CEO. Besides his duties at The John Henry Company, he was also Chairman and CEO of Digital Label Alliance, a corporation focusing on digital printing technology, electronic prepress and electronic data interface to suppliers.
Before joining The John Henry, Ghoddousi was the Associate Director of the Office of Information Systems and Analysis at the Medical school at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he was a teacher and consultant for several years.
Ghoddousi earned his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University and served as the chairman of the Graphics Arts Industry Group with the America Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) for several years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), National Tag and Label Management Institute (TLMI), American Flower Endowment (AFE), American Red Cross and was a member of the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) at Arizona State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kennicott Brothers in Chicago, TP Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, Lou Brand Scholarship foundation In Lansing and Whitlam Group in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Ghoddousi also serves on the College of Education Dean’s Advisory Board and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for International Business, Education and Research (CIBER) both at Michigan State University. Founded in 1912, The John Henry Company is a part of the MPS Company, specializing in Pharmaceutical, Multi-Media, Horticultural, Floricultural, Sheetfed offset, and flexographic printing and packaging.