Meet Jim Frush, Mahaska General Manager

Jim Frush is the General Manager at Mahaska in Kansas. He has been loyal to the company for 34 years and is highly recognized amongst all employees. Outside of all his hard work in the office, Jim also enjoys golfing, hunting and giving back to the community. Read more about Jim below!

What does a typical day at Mahaska look like for you? 

Everything from pop to chips!  I enjoy the challenges of managing all the aspects of running a facility that employs 60 people.  I really relish working with the great people that I am blessed to be associated with.

Favorite beverage that Mahaska distributes?

TYR Endurance Sport – Orancia.

Favorite snack that Mahaska distributes?

Beef Jerky and Cheetos.

What do you do outside of Mahaska for fun?

Golfing, hunting, fishing and playing poker.

What’s something no one would guess about you?

I like watching “The Voice” on TV.

How would you think your friends describe you in one sentence?

Trustworthy and dependable with a loud sense of humor.

What are you most passionate about?


Are you involved in the local community? If so, how?

Past President and current board member Salina Saline County Crime Stoppers and multiple others.

What have you seen Mahaska do that benefits the local community?

Dozens/hundreds of things from sponsoring and supporting fundraisers, to supporting local organizations such as BBBS, United Way, and our “Dew it for Your School” program.

How would you describe “Midwest Values?”

Work hard – play hard.  Family and friends.