Walsh takes over at VGM, funeral set for Miller

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – Jim Walsh has been named chairman of the board of directors and interim CEO of the VGM Group.

Walsh has been a long-time business partner of Van Miller and was most recently president and general counsel for the company. The board will meet in person next month to determine next steps.

In recent years, Miller had set in place plans for his succession. In 2008, he and minority shareholders Walsh and John Deery Jr. sold 100% of the stock of the company to its employees through an employee stock option plan or ESOP.

Miller died on Sunday of an apparent heart attack. His funeral is tentatively set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo. Visitation is the day before, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Parrott and Wood Funeral Service, also in Waterloo.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to AAHomecare’s Stand Up for Homecare event, which raises money to help the association build supportive relationships with HME consumers and patient groups, and fund outreach and educational efforts aimed at policymakers and the media. The event takes place Oct. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as part of Medtrade.