Vice President of Engineering & Software Development
For 24 years Jim held various positions with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies including Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Worldwide Technology Reuse and Platforms Manager, R&D Manager, and Cellular Network Test Business-Unit Manager. Jim has managed the invention of 8 HP/Agilent product platforms in the wireless communications test arena.
In 2005 Jim became the R&D Director and Business-Unit Manager of an entrepreneurial startup company under Venture Corporation in developing an innovative family of wireless mesh networking systems tasked with doing large-scale wireless sensing/control and precise GPS-like location tracking in underground environments and inside of buildings. These products revolutionized worker safety and productivity in the hazardous work of underground mining. The numerous innovations embodied therein resulted in Jim being selected as one of four finalists for the World Technology Award. Jim is the inventor on patent claims covering 36 unique inventions and has written many papers that advance the state of the art in wireless, distributed computing, network monitoring and SCADA.