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Jim Nufer

YBYB Posts: 3,861
edited 8:12AM in EggHead Forum
Subject: Jim Nufer

For those who may not already know, Jim is no longer with BGE. I’ve known him since 1999 when my family went to our first Eggtoberfest. BGE & Jim were synonymous to me, as it was to the vast majority of anyone gracing the doors of the BGE company. His outstanding leadership and hard work, I believe, brought the company to the level to which it enjoys today. At the 1999 fest, there were 12 to 15 eggs; last year, there was over 300, thanks in no small way to Jim. I, for one, will greatly miss his expertise and his vast knowledge of everything and anything about the Egg. Over the years, he became a very close personal friend to me. I never saw him when he wasn’t smiling and he always made us feel so welcome. Godspeed to Jim and best wishes & much success to him in his future endeavors.


Larry
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  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,993
    Jim is the reason why I came to Big Green Egg. He is one of the best people I know and he will be sorely missed throughout the industry. I am fortunate to be able to call him a friend.

    Jim was always a "behind the scenes" kind of guy but his presence was felt for years in the EGGtoberfest goody bags and in there always being enough EGGs® out for everyone to cook on.

    It's just not the same walking past his office and not seeing "THE picture". :)
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,341
    Jim is one of the finest people I have been involved with in my 50 years, and has not only been a huge help to me and our business, but he's been an inspiration to so many. I am sure he is already missed at The Egg, and I wish him all the best with where the next road takes him. Spoke with him the other day, and he's enjoying relaxing right now.

    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • That's terrible news.

    I've spoken with Jim a few times, including at the last two eggfests in Oswego, IL. He is friendly and kind, knowledgeable about his craft, and represented the company well. His presence will be greatly missed. Combined so unfortunately with the recent passing of his father, I'm certain this is a very tough time for Jim. I hope the support and well-wishes of the eggheads will be of some comfort.

    He will be missed.
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I couldn't agree more, I seriously believe BGE would not be where it is today were it not for Jim being who he is. It is sad news indeed and I truly hope this was Jim's decision alone. Jim, the door's always open and the phone is always free, you are welcome anytime my friend. I'm sure you feel at least some relief from all the stress that the job put on you, Our best to you and your family, and Thanks for being Jim for all those years.

    Wess & Sally
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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I agree Bobby...Jim is a first class act.
    Larry
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    I was fortunate to meet with Jim and got to shake his hand on several occasions. Diana Q and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Thanks Jim for your leadership in business and your sincere interests in eggheads. It has been a pleasure and an honor that I got to cook with you and your family.
    Cheers! :cheer:
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,585
    What sad news to start the day. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Jim twice at his sister's eggfest in Oswego. Coupled with some rumors I have heard coming out of Atlanta it sounds like increasing profit and damn the loyal egghead base is the new management philosophy. Ed Fisher - why did you allow this new group to throw your baby under the bus?
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Jim will be missed for sure, I too was shocked when I heard he was no longer with BGE. Here is a shot from his sister's house a couple years ago. -RP

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Nice picture Randy...Here is one of me,Jim and my brother George at eggtoberfest.I think you and Kim was at this one.We have been to the last 11 eggtoberfest but I don't think we will be back.

    Larry

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  • he is definitely one of the "good guys"....i wish him only the best in everything he does!!!
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  • It is very sad indeed. This company was Jim's baby and for 20 years he raised it - from a single little store in a strip mall. It was his life and you all were part of his extended family. It was very difficult to lose his baby and his father at the same time. As so many of you have said, Jim is a great man. I am proud to call him my brother.
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  • Hard for me to imagine ANY scenario where the company will be better off or even as-good without Jim's involvement.
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Larry, To me this is sad news. I don't believe I have met the man so to speak but, I'm sure I have felt his presents.

    I'm am sadden to hear of his fathers passing. I offer prayers and well wishes.

    I also, wish him well in what ever he wants to do.

    Blessings to him and his family. :)
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  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Ran into him a couple times in Atlanta. Great guy. I wish the best for him.
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  • Wow, it sound's like Jim is truly a one-in-a- million kind of guy. Never having met or talked with him, I will believe what I read here.
    Curious, what was his title?

    It seems to me, that rather then raising prices, and "cleaning house", if, that is what happened, (I wouldn't know) the mothership would be better served to just plain advertise, like almost ALL other companies do.
    It still kind of blows my mind that I've never once seen an advertisement, anywhere, ever.
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  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Wow...this hard news. For many of us, Jim has always been the face of BGE... and what a great fella to be the front man for a business... always smiling, kind, generous, so much fun to be around and a great listener taboot! Can't imagine him not being there.


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    Jim, I wish you well buddy and hope to sit around the fire with you sometime this season.


    john
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  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    The Picture. :~) @ The Jack 2005

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    john
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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    They do TV, magazines, and newspaper ads periodically in the metro Atlanta area.
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  • But he's still an Egghead.

    Spring "Some Things Just Don't Go Away Forever" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Behind the scenes but right there with us.

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  • BGE Vice-President & General Manager.
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    To me that would be the only place you really wouldn't have to advertise. :S

    I have seen some 'outdoors' show with the egg talked about and used on the show. and lets not forget about the bass pro boat.

    Regarding people 'in the know' about the egg, I'm around 20% of those I run across have heard of it. :pinch:
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,585
    here's just a shameless refresh! All of us older - loyal eggers need to know what is happening.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    One of my all time favorite pictures....Brenda, Jodi & Jim..

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