VP & CIO
Carpenter Technology Corp.
James is responsible for the development of a focused Information Technology vision and strategy for the entire enterprise and for the development and execution of the IT operating plan. In addition, James is responsible for leading the Company’s cybersecurity program. James brings over 25 years of experience driving value through business process enablement in the financial services, chemicals, and metals industries.
Prior to joining Carpenter Technology, James was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Styron (now Trinseo). Trinseo is a world leader in the production of rubber, latex and plastics. He was directly responsible for developing a cost effective, agile, and accountable IT organization while exceeding financial cost savings targets, enabling critical business processes, and facilitating the creation of value by leveraging technology. Before Trinseo, James was Vice President and CIO at Performance Fibers, a global producer of industrial polyester. He also held a variety of roles at Honeywell with responsibility for SAP implementation, application strategy and delivery, and general IT leadership in a variety of businesses during his time there.
James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Maryland. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) and Tech Impact.