Jim worked in Aerospace, Light Rail Transit, Automotive and Industrial Design as a General Manager, Project Manager, Engineer and Consultant. Specializing in Startups and Turnarounds, he helped start up the North American operations of two German manufacturing companies and has turned around numerous industrial operations.
As the European General Manager of Frog Design, Jim oversaw the concept development, design and engineering of client products in Consumer Electronics, Communications, Medical, and Retail Space.
Jim received his BS in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and his MS in Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional and a Certified Construction Manager®.
Jim is a Clinical Professor at the University of Alabama and teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. He is a Managing Partner with McGee Palmer Consulting and is actively engaged in industrial and non-profit
Jim grew up in California and expatriated to Germany for ten years before being recruited as a program manager to help start up Mercedes-Benz US International. He was the first Mercedes Benz engineer on site in Tuscaloosa and speaks fluent German. His hobbies include writing, drumming and spending time with his 7 grandchildren who feed his imagination and foster his passion for Creativity. He is married to author, Alabama Jane Brown.
J Palmer (Jim) Brown
Alliance BioEnergy +, Inc.
Director of Engineering