James O’Brien

Oct. 24, 2014
Insituform Technologies
Class: 2014 Age: 38 Company: Insituform Technologies

Education: M.S., Information Systems, University of Phoenix; B.S., Information Technology, University of Phoenix; EMS certification.

Professional accomplishments: When I became manager of robotics and video equipment, we had a huge backlog of repairs and a high average repair cost. I had one repair technician and an equipment trainer. I hired four more technicians and put together a plan to tackle the work that was ahead of us. We have cut our repair backlog and reduced repair costs. I have my EMS (Equipment Manager Specialist) certification through AEMP.

Off the clock: Spending time with my wife and children; building computers.

Extracurricular: We support various organizations, including Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Children’s Home Society.