In the spring of 2019, James unlocked the 4th Modality of Logistics Digital by merging 3D printing in a distributed edge network and Blockchain provenance. Now, James is creating a digital commerce marketplace called VeriTX for the B2B supply chain interactions needed to power Industry 4.0 across the aerospace, medical, and industrial verticals.
Prior to founding VeriTX, James started Blockchain Resources Group (BRG) in July 2017. In May of 2018, James left Moog and joined Fr8 Network as the Chief Solutions Officer. His responsibilities included leveraging strategic relationships and innovation strategies to create value for Fr8 Network customers as they created Blockchain-enabled edge-to-edge multi-modal logistics solutions. Previously, as Moog’s Business Unit Director for Transformative Technologies, he was tasked with creating customer solutions for Industry 4.0 by leveraging Moog’s converging Blockchain and 3D printing technologies to create Moog’s market-leading VeriPart solution: a point-of-use, time-of-need smart digital supply chain.
Prior to joining Moog, James completed 31 years of military service as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He commanded at the group and squadron levels, and held positions on the Joint Staff, Air Staff and Strategic Command staffs. Additionally, he served in the White House, Executive Office of the President, as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council for both the Bush and Obama administrations. James was also an instructor & evaluator pilot with over 4,200 hours in the C17, KC-135, T-38, T-37.
James holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography from The United States Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Masters of Science degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in Advanced Strategic Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.