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James Roche


James L. Roche, Practice Director, Aerospace & Defense, CIMdata

Jim Roche has over 30 years of experience in transformation and IT enablement of product development and manufacturing processes. He has been strategic advisor and program manager for PLM programs across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Roche was PLM Practice Manager at CSC Consulting and at A.T. Kearney. During that period, he led development and delivery of PLM offerings and consulting services for international clients in the aero, auto, consumer products, high-tech, and medical devices industries.

Previously with EDS, Mr. Roche served as chief architect for General Motors' worldwide engineering systems and as head technical negotiator for strategic supplier contracts. He went on to manage EDS' business development and delivery resources for PLM, with a team of over 100 professionals providing PLM solutions to General Motors and other large manufacturers. Earlier, Mr. Roche was a Project Manager at the GM Technical Center for advanced manufacturing-engineering programs in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Automotive Composites, and Metal Casting.

Mr. Roche holds a BS in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; as a post-graduate he studied Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering at Wayne State University and the University of Rochester.

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