Therma-Tron-X's Jim Miller Passes
Miller began his long and successful career with TTX when he accepted the position of Sales Engineer in 1996, and brought with him 20+ years of engineering expertise, a sharp mind, and a passion for helping customers achieve success.
Jim Miller, a retired sales engineer with Therma-Tron-X, passed away suddenly on October 17.
“Jim began his long and successful career with TTX when he accepted the position of Sales Engineer in 1996. Jim brought with him 20+ years of engineering expertise, a sharp mind, and a passion for helping customers achieve success. By the time Jim retired at the close of 2016, he had designed and sold nearly $160 million dollars’ worth of finishing equipment.
Jim was born May 22, 1953 to John and Rita Miller in St. Marys, Ohio. He graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys, Ohio and then completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1975 from Ohio State University. He was a huge Buckeye fan. Jim went on to earn his Professional Engineering License (PE) in Structural Engineering.
Jim met and married his high school sweetheart, Connie, in his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio. The two became four with a daughter and a son.
Family was important to Jim. He and Connie enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren and returned to Ohio often to visit parents and other family.
Jim was an avid tennis player, playing several nights a week and on four (4) United States Tennis Association (USTA) teams. He also enjoyed playing electric guitar and going to concerts.
His career began at the Timken Company in Canton, OH where he was a structural design engineer in the plant engineering department. He then moved to CorTec in southern Ohio where he was engineering and facilities manager. Later he moved to Lima Register, a division of Lennox, doing the same. He became engineering manager and eventually division manager at Metokote where TTX eventually found him and scooped him up.
The finishing industry, as a whole, has benefited from Jim Miller’s excellence to his craft. A few of his largest and happiest customers during his 20 year tenure at TTX were DRM Electrocoat, Mayville Engineering (MEC/Phoenix Coaters), Kubota, Bluegrass Plating, Yamaha, Burkard Industries, Square D, Oshkosh, McLaughlin, Metalsa, Caterpillar and Honda.
Jim will be missed greatly.”
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