Jim was educated in New Bedford Catholic schools and graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School in the Electrical Department.
After graduation, Jim joined Oceanographic Division of Sippican Corporation, a defense contractor in Marion. As a member of the Army National Guard, Jim was activated with his unit in 1968 and was sent to Vietnam for a tour of duty. When Jim returned he availed himself of the GI Benefit to attend UMass Dartmouth’s evening program. Jim attended college for seven years majoring in Business Management.
Jim’s electrical background along with his education in business management pointed him in the direction as an Electro-Mechanical Purchasing Agent for Mitel Inc., a telecom manufacturer in Ogdensburg, New York. In 1990, Jim joined Glynn Electronics in Middleboro as Production Manager and Estimator.
Jim then joined Poyant in 2002 as a Project Manager. For the first few weeks at Poyant, Jim worked in the shop and went on the road with the sign crew to increase his knowledge of the sign business. Jim’s strength was recognized in quoting and estimating. Jim was promoted to Senior Estimator in 2003 working closely with the fabrication, design, sales and project management departments.
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