James Miller

2011 CASL Alumnus of the Year


James Miller (’78 CASL) is a fellow at Hewlett-Packard, a title awarded to the most innovative technical leaders, where he serves as the chief technology officer for the General Motors account. Prior to this position, he was the chief architect for GM’s global purchasing and supply chain.

James is also a valued volunteer. He is the treasurer of UM-Dearborn’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Alumni Affiliate, where he also sits on the Scholarship Committee. James has been a strong leader in the success of the group’s November Indulge, their main scholarship fundraiser. Not only has he secured auction items and reached out to sell tickets, but has himself been a sponsor for the event. When James is not organizing fundraisers or supporting scholarships, he also can be found assisting the Department of Mathematics by volunteering at programs, including the annual Career Paths in Mathematical Sciences panel.

Outside of work, James is also a member of the Michigan Technical education Center Alliance, where he has presented at conferences nationwide on technology and the automotive industry, and is an active volunteer at Gabriel Richard High School fundraising events. As a nominator writes, “Jim is clearly committed to being an agent for change, influencing our industry, our business, and our world.”