James (Jim) West

VP & General Manager

North American Filtration of Mass (Sanborn Technologies and MTS)


Who is someone you admire & why?

My father.   Months before his birthday I found a perfect card to give him that embodied how I felt about him.   I was so concerned that something could happen during that time that I sent the card before his actual birthday.   It read “I’ve only had one hero in my life and I’m proud to say it was you”.   He was a Navy pilot in WWII and after retiring from the military was recalled during the Cuban Missile Crisis.   He was a rock solid, honest, intelligent man and I only wish I knew as much about him when he was alive as I have learned about him since he passed.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Well, of course when I was very small I wanted to be a fireman!   But the first “real” thing I wanted to be was an Engineer.   I loved to take stuff apart and figure out how to put it back together again.  I broke a lot of stuff back then and often had spare parts when things were put back together.   But here I am – an Engineer

What would be your personal motto?

Be Honest.  Simple as that.

Jim a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.


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