James is a self-taught Electronics Engineer, retired in 2012, who has been designing electronic controls for electric motors for 26+ years. He holds 17 patents and is knowledgeable in many different types of electric motor designs. James is also a radio enthusiast (since the age of 7), and was employed for a time repairing Amateur and CB radio equipment and antennas. His father was a mechanical engineer, so he has been immersed in the field of electro-mechanical motion from his youth. A large part of his work has been in designing rugged, efficient and manufacturable motors and electronic controls for consumer and industrial products. You may have seen some news from Honda Motor Company about a new option available starting with the 2014 Odyssey Van – the world’s first built-in cabin vacuum cleaner system! James designed the electronics and motor controls for the switched reluctance motor used in this product. However, he has always had the eye and the heart of an inventor, and has questioned the established conventions in his field of design. He does not accept the notion that heat and wasted energy has to be a factor in every electrical machine, and so has developed the concept for the Quantum Energy Generator (QEG) to disprove this theory.