Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> July 30, 2001

Michael Valentine – John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc (jbss)

MICHAEL J. VALENTINE, Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of John b. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., has been employed by the company since 1987 and in January 2001 was named Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Valentine was elected as a director of the company in April 1997. Prior to holding his current position, Mr. Valentine served as the company's Senior Vice President of Operations and Secretary. Mr. Valentine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1984. Mr. Valentine was registered as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois in 1984. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch and an overview of

John B. Sanfilippo & Son?

Mr. Valentine: The company was started in 1922 in Chicago, originally as

a pecan sheller