Jim is the founding principal of HSIO Technologies and leads the Company’s technology strategy, marketing, and sales efforts. He has over twenty years of product development and manufacturing experience across multiple industry segments, and is named inventor on over fifty United States and foreign patents and filings related to high performance electrical interconnect of semiconductor devices. After studying Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University, Jim served in new product development leadership positions with Maysteel Corporation and with Johnstech International. In 1997 he founded Gryphics, Inc. which evolved into a technology innovator in the high performance interconnect industry serving numerous leading semiconductor and electronic system manufacturers. Jim engineered the sale of Gryphics to Cascade Microtech, Inc. in 2007 and remained with Cascade through the 2008 completion of the companies’ integration activities.