Chief Executive Officer

Mr. James Kirchdorfer, Jr. (Jimmy) is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of ISCO Industries, Inc. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as president for 10 years (2000-2010) and general manager from 1995-2000.

Jimmy began his career at ISCO in the early 90s, working summers during college. In 1993, he became one of the first sales representatives for ISCO to live outside of Louisville, covering the Ohio and Michigan territories. With humble beginnings in a family hardware store, ISCO has seen tremendous growth over the years and has become a global leader in HDPE piping products.

Jimmy currently serves on the boards of the First Tee of Louisville, Golf Course Builders Association of America Foundation, the Kentucky Golf Foundation, and the Catholic Education Foundation. He also serves as a Director for the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholar Foundation. He is a member of Impetus for a Better Louisville, the Young Presidents Organization, and the St. Xavier High School X-Effect cabinet.

In June 2022, along with three other partners, Jimmy purchased Valhalla Golf Club. He also serves as the General Chairman of the 2024 PGA Championship.

He was named Ernst & Young 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Kentucky/Ohio region, named one of the Most Admired CEOs by Louisville Business First in 2019, received the 2020 J.W. Janes award for his contribution to the growth of amateur golf in Kentucky, was named an honoree by the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville during their Salute to Catholic School Alumni event in 2021, inducted into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame 2021 class, the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, class of 2023 and the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Hall of Fame, class of 2024. Along with his partners, Jimmy received the 2023 Silver Fleur-de-Lis Award from Greater Louisville, Inc.   

Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University in 1991. He resides in Louisville with his wife, Dana, and their two children, Jay and Emma.


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