Who's Who of Top Executives

James L. Roberts

Title: Managing Director
Company: Asphalts Systems, Inc
Location: Newburgh, Indiana, United States

James L. Roberts, managing director at Asphalts Systems, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in manufacturing and production consulting.

With 57 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Roberts has excelled as managing director at Asphalts Systems, Inc. since 2015. He has been instrumental in the company’s legal matters, including contracts, international agreements, and lifecycle assessment. Asphalts Systems, Inc. produces eco-friendly materials aimed at replacing coltar, a known carcinogen. The company relies on the intelligence of consumers to make informed decisions instead of resorting to negative advertising to gain market share.

Mr. Roberts began his career as a tool pusher at Gasco Drilling from 1994 to 2015. He garnered a stellar reputation as head of corporate finance at Kemper Securities. He served with Harris Bank of Chicago in 1966. Before embarking on his professional path, he pursued an education at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics in 1964. He continued his academic efforts at Indiana International Business, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in international business in 1966.

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. Roberts has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He contributed to Future Value Ventures as chairman and to the University of Iowa School of Business on the business advisory board. He sat on the board for Sterling Capital Funds and the Institute for Environmental Research and Education. In addition to his primary vocation, he remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a board member of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Roberts has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He completed the United States Air Force half marathon and the City of Evansville half marathon. He was presented with a medal by Run into the New Year.

Mr. Roberts attributes his accomplishments to his ability to choose good friends and associates. He also believes in the importance of maintaining a high ethical and moral standard in his interactions with others. One of his most significant accomplishments in his career was the transformation of the banks he worked with into thriving entities, while also fostering the growth of individuals within the organizations. At 81 years of age, his hopes for the immediate future are to continue what he is doing now while learning, innovating, and collaborating with others.

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