Jeff is the CEO and owner of Kranz, Inc., a wholesale distributor that leads the market in providing Sustainable Solutions in sanitary paper products, cleaning supplies and industrial packaging. He is the fourth generation of his family to own and lead the company.
The late Gaylord Nelson, former Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senator and the founder of Earth Day said of him in 1993. "Jeff believes that most reasonable people care about sustainable development. The trick...is to ensure meaningful change in moving us toward a cleaner, safer world. Jeff understands how to balance economic considerations with environmental concerns. He is uniquely qualified to bridge the historical differences between the business community and environmentalists."
Jeff holds a bachelors degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Jeff and his wife Lisa have raised their three children in Racine. He tries to lead Kranz and his family by the Native American Proverb, "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."