Jim Flood died on Dec. 31. He was a longtime independent manufacturers’ rep and past president of the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. He was 86 years old.Jim FloodJim Flood

Flood started Professional Representatives of Arizona in 1978 and remained active within MAFSI until he retired in 2005.

Flood is survived by Judi, his wife of 31 years, and children Diane, Kelly, Lori and Kenneth and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to serving as MAFSI president, Flood was a national director for the organization. In 2003 MAFSI presented Flood with its Summit Award, also known as The Tony, given to a rep member who consistently performed and demonstrated sincere interest, effort, leadership and had given time to the welfare and progress of MAFSI and the enhancement of the manufacturers' agents' function and position in the industry. Additionally, he received the MAFSI Pacesetter Award in 1996 for demonstrating the highest degree of devotion and distinguished service in conjunction with MAFSI projects and activities.

The family will hold a celebration of Flood’s life on Sunday, Jan. 28. Please contact the family for details. Donations in Jim's memory may be made at Hospice of the Valley.

Condolences for Jim may be left here.