Jim Thompson (James R. Thompson) BSME, University of Cincinnati, 1973; MS Studies, Engineering Economics, University of Cincinnati. Married to Laura Feix, 20 years, Thompson resides in Duluth, Georgia. He and Laura have three grown children and two grandsons. Thompson currently owns and operates Talo Analytic International, Inc. and is one of the owners of Paperitalo Publications, LLC. He has been a private consultant to the pulp and paper industry for over twenty-five years, always operating his own business. He has special expertise in advising international financial center banks (such as Bank of America and others) in new construction in the pulp and paper industry. His consulting has been instrumental to nearly $6.5 billion in fresh investments in the pulp and paper industry. Paperitalo Publications publishes the two highest readership ranked (according to alexa.com) pulp and paper e-newsletters in the world, PaperMoney® (www.globalpapermoney.com) and Nip Impressions® (www.nipimpressions.com) and the only internet radio network in the industry, Pulp and Paper Radio International (www.ipulpradio.com). Thompson is the author of several books on the pulp and paper industry, including a novelette murder mystery. A three time cancer survivor (NHL, 2000; Burkitt's Lymphoma, 2006; and NHL, 2017), Thompson is interested in cancer research and support for cancer patients. Thompson has an active interest in missions, especially in India and the Porch de Salomon, Panajachel, Guatemala. Thompson's hobbies include extreme driving--he has solo driven the 48 contiguous states in less than 7 days (April 29 - May 5, 2005). He is currently planning to circumnavigate Australia (on land). Jim and Laura like to travel. Laura's career (she is an Aerospace Standards Engineer with SAE International), as well as Jim's, help facilitate this avocation. Earlier in his career, Thompson was Executive Vice President, Jaakko Poyry, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina. During his tenure with this company, he also lived in Helsinki, Finland. Previously, Thompson was a Paper Mill Manager for Packaging Corporation of America and a Project Engineer at Westvaco Corporation. Thompson began his career in the engineering division of Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Along the way, he taught (part time) Computer Science at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; been the part owner of a computer store and had several other side ventures.