With more than 55 years of professional experience, James F. York has established himself as a distinguished leader in the field of electrical engineering. Currently, he serves as a professor of electrical engineering and program manager of electrical engineering technology at Washington State Community College (WSCC); he joined WSCC in 2007. Mr. York has been serving as an instructor for the Washington County Career Center since 1999. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1961, Mr. York was hired as a senior engineer at Borg Warner Chemistries. For over 20 years, he held roles as an administrative manager and research manager before departing the company in 1987. Afterward, he joined General Electric Plastics, fulfilling his duties as a principal engineer from 1987 to 1999.
Dedicated to his field of work, Mr. York stays abreast of industry-related changes through his affiliation with the American Chemical Society. He holds a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Ohio University, which he received in 1968, and has been featured in numerous Marquis Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.
Notably, Mr. York is the holder of several patents, including polyolefins stabilized with cyclic diphosphites, a catalytically-active composition for electroless plating, and a stabilizer for polymers, among others. In 1981, Mr. York received an award for one of his patents, an innovative fire-retardant additive product.
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