Jamie Fellowes Named Business Solutions Association’s 2022 Legend of the Industry
James “Jamie” Fellowes, Chairman of the Board for Fellowes Brands, was recently named Business Solutions Association’s 2022 Legend of the Industry. The honor is awarded to individuals that have made significant contributions to the business products industry.
“BSA is indeed pleased to honor Jamie Fellowes as the 2022 Legend of the Industry,” said BSA President Travis Kaste, 3M Corporation. “Jamie is truly an icon in our industry where he has worked for five decades.”
Fellowes began working in the family business while in high school in 1964, became a full-time employee in 1969, and devoted his entire career to Fellowes. He was motivated to join the company by the business ethic established by his grandfather, Harry Fellowes, and then refined by his father and uncle. Jamie served in various management positions at Fellowes leading to President in 1983 and later CEO in 1997. He became non-executive Chairman of the Board in 2014. His son John joined the business as the fourth generation in 2001 and became CEO in 2014.
For more than fifty years, Fellowes has been active in the office products industry and headed the manufacturer’s division for the National Office Products Association, Wholesale Stationers Association and Business Products Manufacturers Association. Jamie also served as Chairman-City of Hope for the National Business Products Council. He currently serves on several philanthropic charity boards: Culver Educational Foundation, Good News Publishing, By the Hand Club for Kids, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In 2013, Fellowes received the BSA Leadership Award. He was the recipient of the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award in 1997 and Lifetime Industry Achievement Award from Office Products International in 2012. He was honored with the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League in 1994, and the UJA Foundation honored him in 2002 with the Richard Karasik Humanitarian Award.
Jamie and his wife, Deby, have been married for 53 years and have four children – Jennifer, John, Elisabeth, and Andrew – and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf and biking, as well as reading, opera, and road trips with his wife.
BSA established the “Legends” program to honor and recognize those individuals who have contributed to the office products industry over the course of their careers. Fellowes received the BSA Legend of the Industry Award at the Industry Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, during Industry Week, which took place Nov. 6 – 11, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
About Fellowes Brands
Celebrating its 105th year under the private ownership and executive leadership of the Fellowes family, Fellowes Brands is a global leader of broad-based business solutions that help professionals be their best and feel their best. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA, Fellowes Brands operates from 24 locations across the globe. For more information, please visit fellowesbrands.com.