James Irving Morgan is a dedicated consultant, writer and investor located in Midland, Michigan. Influenced to enter the field of chemical engineering by a high school chemistry teacher, he discovered his interest in the numbers and analytics of engineering and thus decided to delve into the business aspect of engineering. For 31 years between 1961 and 1992, he served as a business scientist for the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, drawing upon his chemical background, which made him well suited for his position. He commenced his tenure with the company in 1955 as a chemical engineer and economic evaluator.
Punctuating these appointments, Mr. Morgan served as an operations research analyst for the St. Regis Paper Company LLC in New York between 1960 and 1961. Prior to these endeavors, he was a chemical plant operator and foreman at the engineering experimental station of the University of Colorado Boulder between 1952 and 1954. Formerly spending six months in the U.S. Army, he has also demonstrated his versatility in the field by coauthoring and co-editing the “Production and Inventory Control Handbook” in 1970, 1987 and 1997. He has also contributed a number of articles to professional journals.
Mr. Morgan is notable for his development of various computer languages and information systems for financial modeling, economic evaluation and business performance monitoring. A past treasurer and webmaster of the Kiwassee Kiwanis Service Club, he was recognized by Creative 360 as an “Innovative Over 80 Person.” Likewise, he was highlighted in the third edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering in 1996. Married to Alice Hanawalt since 1959, he and his wife recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He also has three children: Cynthia, Kenneth and Catherine. In his spare time, he enjoys songwriting.
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