James F. Kimpel

Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration


Jim Kimpel joined the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 following a 27-year career in industry.

His industry experience includes work in the fields of marine outfitting; software design and consulting; medical devices; and heavy equipment. Jim held operational positions in production supervision; master scheduling; materials management; and industrial engineering. In an IT capacity, he served as a software engineer; systems analyst; project manager; manager of programming, quality assurance, and architecture; director of IT governance and program management; and director of business service demand management. The majority of Jim's career was with Philips Respironics, a $1.5 billion global medical device manufacturing concern. Jim ended his industrial career with the Elliot Group, a $1.1 billion designer, manufacturer, and servicer of compressors and turbines for the global oil and gas industry.

Jim's research interests include enterprise architecture, IT portfolio and program management, IT in global supply chains, product life-cycle management systems implementation, and change management.


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