James career immediately started after attending Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. His first position held was flight line technician servicing various models of McDonnel Douglas aircraft. During an 11 year tenure he positioned from international flight technician to Manager of Maintenance Control with a operator of Douglas, Lockheed and Boeing aircraft.
Continuing his passion he worked for Spirit Airlines, UsAirways and Omni Air International in roles directly related to Production. These roles included the development of Maintenance Control, aircraft reconfiguration and extensive oversight of remotely based aircraft being operated globally.
In 2008 his career path transitioned into Corporate Aviation as Director of Maintenance for Part 135 organization operating 75 aircraft both domestically and internationally. These fleets consisted of Bombardier, Gulfstream and Dassault aircraft operated globally. Additional highlights have included development and certification of 135 operation including international operations.