Meet Our Team: Jim Tefft

Jim Tefft hired in at Crystal Flash in September 1982 as a truck driver in CF’s burgeoning used oil collection business. As the business became more established and grew, Jim was promoted to manager over the division. Another promotion came along shortly thereafter, putting Jim over CF’s lubricants business as well.

As his role within Crystal Flash developed, Jim made the decision to further enhance his career by earning his Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Jim’s duties, responsibilities and positions continued to change as the company evolved over the years. Since 1982, Jim has held 10 different positions throughout all aspects of Crystal Flash’s business lines — from driver to Vice President. Over 35+ years, Jim has either worked in, or managed, the lubricants, propane, fuel oil, heating service, transport, retail service station and Environmental Services business units.

Jim was instrumental in expanding CF’s bulk plant footprint and developing the used oil business into a full line Environmental Services business. The unit eventually grew to collect over 10 million gallons of used oil/waste waters annually, while recycling thousands of tons of oil filters and used antifreeze. In 2011, during the sale of CF’s Environmental Services group, Jim transferred to Heritage Crystal Clean, where he worked until 2016. At the end of 2016, Jim returned to Crystal Flash in his current role as Director of Commercial Business. Today, Jim develops and works with large commercial accounts and manages special projects.

Jim has been married for 39 years to his wife, Donna. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Connect with Jim at 616.299.7685 or if you believe that he or any other of the employee-owners of Crystal Flash could be of service.


Jim Tefft