Bachelor in Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1975; Master of Science, Georgia Technology U., 1977; Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia Technology U., 1979; Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1983.
Graduate research assistant, Georgia Technology U., Atlanta, 1975-1979;
scientist associate, Lockheed-Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia, 1979-1984;
scientist, Lockheed-Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia, 1984-1987;
research group engineer, Lockheed Aero. Systems Company, Marietta, 1987-1990;
department manager, Lockheed Aero. Systems Company, Marietta, since 1990.
Adjunct Professor Clemson (South Carolina.) U., 1987-1988.
Coach Metro North Soccer League, Marietta, since 1987. Adult leader Boy Scouts American, Marietta, since 1986. Member American Society Metals (president student chapter 1977-1979), National Management Association, National Association Corrosion Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute Mining, Metallurg. and Petroleum Engineers, Society for Advancement Materials and Processes Engineering (vice president local chapter 1981), Knights of Columbus (board directors 1988-1989, recorder 1989-1990).
Married Darlene Mendenhall, June19, 1976. Children: Edward James III, Craig Louis, Kathleen Lauren.