Jim Jindrick is the curator of 5Ktips.com.
His background includes creating, launching, sustaining, and scaling new internal corporate ventures, spin-off and spin-in companies, and independent startups.
Jim has management experience at Snap-on Tools, McGraw-Edison (now Eaton), Burr-Brown (now Texas Instruments), Intelligent Instrumentation, and Galtronics. His responsibilities included business unit development, international marketing, high-tech research and development, creating multitasking real-time software operating systems, rapid-prototype industrial product engineering, and lean Six Sigma manufacturing operations.
Jim received forty-four US and international utility patents for innovations in ”smart-grid" electric power distribution automation controls, automotive test and diagnostic equipment, and personal computer instrumentation systems.
Products and ventures he developed have generated several billion dollars lifetime revenue to date.
A University of Arizona Eller Entrepreneurial Fellow, Jim served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UA and the University of Oregon, and as a technology-transfer mentor at CONACYT (Mexico). He's been a new venture development consultant and workshop leader for corporate clients, business organizations, and universities worldwide. He is a member of the UA Eller College of Management Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
Jim is Director of Corporate Engagement for the University of Arizona (Tucson). He also serves as an Ambassador for the Arizona Technology Council and is an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Life Member.
Jim's first career in radio and television broadcasting helped fund his education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Parkside). His favorite saying: Save Swing Jazz, Pelicans, and Oxford Commas!