Jim Downs

Jim Downs

Airstream Inc. today (Feb. 7) announced the appointment of James Downs as director of materials, effective immediately.

Reporting directly to Airstream’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Mark Wahl, Downs will be responsible for directing the procurement activity, materials planning and inventory control for the Jackson Center, Ohio-based builder.

“Jim has over 25 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within materials and manufacturing/distribution management,” said Wahl in a press release. “His executive leadership in supply chain activities and development of supplier relationships will enhance Airstream’s strategic initiatives.”

In his most recent position, Downs was the director of supply chain management at Fairmont Homes LLC.

Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Downs holds both a bachelor’s and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.