Jim Lawless is General Manager and Operations Executive (COO) for BFGL, LLC and the Interim Executive Director for the United Way of Pitt County. Prior to this he was the President and General Manager for Dyneema LLC and the Site Director of DSM Dyneema Greenville. He worked with DSM from 2003 to 2018. During his employment with DSM, he has held several leadership positions with DSM Nutritional Products, including an international assignment to Scotland, and with DSM Dyneema. Prior to working for DSM he held various leadership roles in Operations, Maintenance, Quality, and Engineering areas with industry experience overseeing work in shipyards, high volume multi-layer circuit board manufacturing and make to order steel fitting manufacturing. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Science.
Jim is married and has four children. He lives in Greenville, NC where he also serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Pitt County focusing efforts on early childhood development, increasing high school graduation rates and work force development. On weekends, he can be found angling the hidden water ways of North Carolina.