James Benenson III

Director and Co-President, Summa Holdings, Inc.

James Benenson III is a director and Co-President of Summa Holdings, Inc., as well as its operating subsidiaries, Industrial Manufacturing Company and Industrial Manufacturing Company International; the companies are a collection of global manufacturers of industrial products with over three thousand employees in twenty-two countries.

Mr. Benenson is a director of the Vesper Foundation through which he and his family have become involved with educational and cultural institutions, including The New York Botanical Garden, Tulane and Harvard Universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Hotchkiss School, The Trustees, The Peabody Essex Museum, and many others. He is a former Governor and Treasurer of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, and he is or has been a trustee of Courageous Sailing, Urban Improv, and Beacon Hill Nursery School, all in Boston. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature from Harvard College.