Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jim joined NCDMM in 2011 and currently serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director for Advanced Manufacturing providing strategic oversight and driving process standardization to NCDMM operations.
Throughout his career, Jim’s focus has been on leading and furthering applied research programs and managing teams to address manufacturing-related issues. He was awarded a letter of commendation from the Office of Naval Research for advancing manufacturing enhancements to a military vehicle. Jim also led a team that developed an Aiming Device for EOD robots that received the 2011 Gold Edison Award for Best New Product of the Year. In addition, he received a U.S. Patent for a novel tool to perform variable penetration welding using the friction stir welding process.
Jim attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.