Jim has over 35 years of experience in operations, quality, environmental and health and safety management systems auditing, training and consulting throughout his career beginning with Florida Power and Light Company, through his employment with IT Corporation in Knoxville, TN, to starting James J. King & Associates in 1995.
While with FP&L he represented the electric utility industry in Washington, D.C. during the legislative development and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule makings for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). His assignments included economic impact analysis of legislation and rulemakings and their impact on the electric utility industry. As a Senior Environmental Analyst, he was instrumental in developing environmental programs, including PCB equipment identification and replacement and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) development and implementation for the entire FP&L generation and distribution system. Throughout his career Jim has added to his knowledge and experience base to offer clients a wide variety of services.
Jim has refined his management and leadership techniques while being a full time independent consultant for over 20 years. He has assumed many leadership and system development roles for his clients in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 and the Australian Occupational Health and Safety standard AS/NZS 4801 (as well as training and auditing) throughout the years.
Jim has worked extensively throughout the U.S.A, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Japan.
His experience not only includes corporate management experience, but he has also worked with professional services organizations troubleshooting financial, project management and customer risk management issues.
Jim’s training and consulting experience is varied as he has worked for organizations from Ford Motor Company, 3M Corporation. Alcoa, Mercedes Benz, Schlumberger Oil Services (domestic and international), the US Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force at Lompoc (The Rocket Ranch), California and the U.S. National Security Agency in Linthicum, Maryland.
Jim has acquired a unique combination of expertise in analyzing, developing and implementing integrated management systems for Quality, Environment, and Safety. By utilizing a “common sense” approach to business management systems development Jim has been successful in helping companies realize the financial rewards for properly developing and implementing Management Systems. Jim has also been successful at fostering internal acceptance to needed changes in core business processes from top management as well as throughout the organization. Emphasizing that the business processes should serve the organization and help customers achieve success, Jim has been an innovator in identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiencies within each organization he has helped.
Jim’s areas of expertise include business management system development, change management, environmental compliance, environmental and quality cost accounting, communication at all levels of the organization, training and auditing.
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Jim is an IRCA Certified Quality Systems Lead Auditor, an IRCA Certified Quality, Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor, R2 Lead Auditor and is an OHSAS 18001 H&S Lead Auditor. Jim received a BS (Cum Laude) with a dual major in Finance and Economics from the New York Institute of Technology, in Old Westbury, New York.
Jim is co-author of The PCB Management Handbook (with JP Woodyard), 1985 and The Environmental Regulatory Dictionary, 4thedition, 2005, both published by John Wiley and Sons.
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