||NCN@Purdue's student professional development program is pleased to be hosting Jim Miller, VP Worldwide Operations, Google, Inc., who will be visiting Purdue as part of Purdue's Old Masters Program.
Jim Miller is vice president of Operations at Google. In this role, he has responsibility for global operations, planning, supply chain and new product introduction for Google's IT infrastructure.
Prior to joining Google in 2010, Jim was executive vice president of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, where he had responsibility for their industrial, clean tech, multimedia and automotive businesses.
He was a founder and principal at Sierra Crest Consulting, a consulting firm that focused on corporate and operations strategy for alternative energy companies and high-technology companies. At First Solar, an industry leading supplier of CdTe thin film photovoltaic modules and systems, he was the executive vice president of supply chain and product management.
Jim was Cisco's vice president of product operations for the company's worldwide supply chain organization. He also served as vice president of the manufacturing technology group, supply chain and logistics organization, and as vice president of the Midrange plant.
Earlier, Jim was Amazon.com's first vice president of supply chain. Jim has also held key technical and production positions at IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation and Teledesic, a Seattle-based telecommunications startup.
Jim has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a "MIT Leaders for Manufacturing" Fellow.
Jim serves on the advisory board of a number of West Coast clean tech and supply chain software start-ups. He also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of Purdue University's School of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, where is he is a recipient of the Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award. Jim is also on the Leadership Council of the Corporate Eco Forum, a cross-industry consortium to help accelerate sustainable business practices.