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Founder of JMS Southeast Inc. 

An ISO 9001 company founded in 1980. Manufacturer of Industrial and OEM temperature sensing devices located in Statesville NC. 75 employees JMS Southeast is recognized as the best in the world in our industry by Control Design Magazine reader’s choice awards intermittently from 1990 through 2017. 


Founder, President and technical advisor Statesville Process Instruments Inc. 

A manufacturer’s representative firm established in 1985 that sells for several automation Instrumentation manufactures in North and South Carolina. 9 independent commissioned employees. 


Past President and current USCG Licensed Captain of Emma Rose

A Fishing Charter business located in Ocean Isle Beach NC 


Previous posts held:

Board Member NC Board of Science Technology and Innovation 

Board Member NC Community College System

Trustee: Belmont Abbey College, Belmont NC

Director: Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce 

Board Member: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Board Member: NC Department of Transportation (1st Easley term)

Board Member: 1st Citizens Bank and Trust Co.

Board Member: Citizen’s South Bank

Board Member: Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Ossining NY


Lifetime Member of the Knights of Malta 12 year team captain for Rebuilding America in New Orleans LA  (Katrina work) 


Volunteer Boat Captain, Holy Angels Nursery, Belmont NC


Paul Harris Fellow Statesville Rotary Club  


Past senior member of ISA, past president of the Greenville SC section, past international vice president and board member. ISA is the world’s society for measurement and control, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC.  


Technical Committee Activities: 

  • Member - ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) E-20, 

  • United States delegate - IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) WG-65-b

  • Member-ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) B-40, and PTC19.3

  • Advisor- PIP (Process Industries Practices) pcete001, pcfte000, and pccte001. 

  • Past Chairman – ISA SP #1 committee, which has 5 sub-committees that are all related to temperature measurement. 


Instructor, lecturer and published author of several articles on industrial temperature measurement and calibration.


Graduate of; Myers Park High School “67 and Belmont Abbey College, BS ‘71

Work Experience

’70-’71 Bartlett Tree Experts – Tree Surgeon

’72-’75 Rea Construction Co.- Asphalt Paving estimator and salesman

’76-’77 Honeywell Inc.- Energy Management Specialist (maintenance sales)

’78-‘80 Eaton Corp.- Industrial instrumentation cable and wire sales