The Most Interesting Man In Finishing: Jim Miille
To those who know Jim Miille well, he is oft regarded as the most interesting man in the world.
Yes, he is a world renowned expert in environmental aspects of the electroplating industry, having designed and built some of the most green, efficient and high-tech plating shops all over California, the Southwest U.S., Texas, and even Russia and Europe.
But there is more to this man than most people know.
He also sits on the board of directors of the National Association for Surface Finishers. His local NASF chapter is Northern California, and he spends countless hours making presentations on behalf of industry and regulatory agencies, often serving as a buffer between regulators and the plating industry.
Over the years, he has started and sold several chemical companies.
He owns a 20-acre ranch in Livermore, California, where he grows Manzanillo olive trees and manufactures his own brand of 100 percent extra virgin olive oil.
When his phone rings, it might be the local sheriff’s office. He and other volunteers from the search and rescue group he works with help find and recover lost children or injured motorists who might have careened down a steep hill.