James Xu

CEO of Avail Vapor

James Xu is a co-founder of Avail Vapor where he oversees overall strategy and growth. Avail Vapor has been one of the fastest growing e-liquid retailers in the U.S. since its launch in 2013. In just four years, Xu grew the single retail location in Richmond, Virginia, to more than 99 locations and a large e-commerce business. Avail Vapor’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Prior to Avail Vapor, Xu founded Evergreen Enterprises with his family in 1993. It has become one of the largest home and gift wholesalers in the U.S. and Canada. Along with the success of Evergreen Enterprises, his leadership with Plow and Hearth has helped to continue the company’s growth since its acquisition in 2010. 

Xu and his family employ more than 1,200 full-time workers in the U.S. and more than 2,200 workers globally.

Due to Xu’s extensive background in international trade, he has held business ventures with over 50 countries. Today, his global businesses import from 26 countries and export to 11 countries. In just the past five years, his exporting businesses grew by more than 500 percent.

Xu is a member of the Committee on International Trade for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and a board member of TMA.