Graduate of Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1983
Jim is the Manager of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre at Niagara College. He is responsible for the overall operations, shaping its strategic direction, including outreach to industry, as well as determining new or untapped sectors of industry that could benefit from the Centre’s offerings.
Prior to this, Jim worked for Bosch Rexroth for 33 years in various capacities, initially working as a designer-draftsman, then as Design Manager. Under Jim’s leadership, Bosch was awarded Autodesk’s Inventor of the Year for 2006 and in 2007, Bosch Rexroth Canada was awarded a Top 50 Progressive Manufacturer Award from Manufacturing Automation, as part of their design work in the refurbishing of the mechanical canal locks for the St. Lawrence Seaway project.
Jim is a member of the College’s Mechanical Engineering Program Advisory Committee and the Board of the Industry Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing. Celebrating over 30 years as a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), Jim was awarded the George Burwash Langford Memorial Award in 2010, which is granted to a member who has distinguished himself/herself in their career, and thereby brought recognition and credit to the profession of engineering/applied science technology.
Niagara College nominated Jim for 2008 Premier’s Award in the Technology category.