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FMC Corporation
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States

Company Description: FMC Corporation (FMC) is a diversified, global chemical company providing solutions, applications and products to a variety of markets. It operates in three...   more

Employment History


  • Ph.D.
    University of California , Berkeley
  • bachelor's degree , chemical engineering
    University of Virginia
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Jim Walter, Chief Technology ..., 30 May 2013 [cached]
Jim Walter, Chief Technology Officer
Jim Walter 92 x 123 Photo Jim leads Kimera Systems' product development and technology operations. He has 20 years of experience creating scalable, distributed systems in areas that include data mining, operations research, multidisciplinary optimization and data security. He previously held VP and Director positions at SpaceCurve, Sage, Protegrity, Engineous (Dassault), Insightful (TIBCO) and PRICE Systems, a former GE business unit.
Jim has deep domestic and international experience in areas critical to start-up success, including leading geographically distributed product development teams, software engineering, program management, and product management.
People - Protegrity, 17 Mar 2008 [cached]
Jim Walter, Senior VP Research & Development
Jim Walter, Senior VP Research & DevelopmentJim is an experienced software product executive who leads the international teams responsible for developing Protegrity's Defiance Enterprise Data Protection Suite.Over the past 20 years, he has delivered scalable, mission-critical products for managing and analyzing data across a wide range of industries including Retail, Finance, Pharma, Automotive, Government and Aerospace.Most recently, Jim was VP of Product Development at Engineous, the leader in enterprise design exploration and optimization for engineering.Prior to that, he was VP of Research & Development at Insightful (IFUL), a publicly traded leader in data management and predictive analytics.Previously, Jim was Director of Product Development at PRICE Systems, a former GE business unit delivering data modeling products for Cost & Schedule estimation.Jim began his career developing in-house systems in the Retail and Investment Banking industries.
E-Commerce News: E-Tailers Keep an Electronic Eye on Shoppers, 24 Dec 2002 [cached]
Internet retailers can place small files called "cookies" on your computer hard disk that can tell them who you are and when you last visited the site, said Jim Walter, vice president of technology for Insightful, a data mining company based in Seattle.
Latest News about privacySome privacy advocates fiercely oppose the use of cookies and see them as an invasion of privacy.Today most Web browsers include an option that lets consumers refuse to accept cookies.
Yet retailers find cookies extremely useful.Many use them along with demographic information they collect directly from customers to compile customer databases that contain a wealth of information, and they use data mining to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, Walter said.
Basically, Internet retailers collect the same information brick-and-mortar stores do, Walter said.
Event 1 Software, Inc. Announces OEM Distribution Agreement with Sage | Event 1 Software Event 1 Software, Inc. Announces OEM Distribution Agreement with Sage | Intelligent Excel-Based Reporting, 14 Dec 2011 [cached]
Event 1 has a great reputation and high satisfaction levels with our customers and we're excited to be working closely with them," said Jim Walter, Vice President, Product Development, Sage Construction and Real Estate Business Unit.
James Walter, a chemical ..., 1 Sept 2012 [cached]
James Walter, a chemical scientist for FMC Agricultural Products, defies the stereotype. He is interesting, witty and has one of those refreshing laughs that make people smile.
James Walter and Bob Albright love working in the lab.
As for being gawky ... once upon a time in the early 1980s, Walter played basketball at the University of Virginia, an Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse at the time.
But, yes, Walter, a Ph.D. and director of project management for FMC Agricultural Products, is a bit geeky. But what's wrong with that?
"Geeks have become part of the upper echelon in a lot of ways," the 56-year-old Walter says, not intending to sound assuming because he's not.
But, like Walter, he enjoys the good things in life, like fine Italian food and old Bruce Springsteen records.
Walter and Albright work out of FMC's campus in Ewing, N.J. Albright is from the area and was educated at nearby universities, including Drexel and Temple in Philadelphia.
James Walter
Walter grew up in Virginia and has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Like a lot of working people, James and Albright have concerns about their profession.
For instance, Walter is concerned that increasing environmental regulations could price potential new chemistries out of the market.
Ideas aren't in short supply, but they must be analyzed and prioritized for their potential value, Walter explains.
"We have a very organized stage gate process for monitoring projects as they go through the development process," he says. "A big part of the stage gate process is to throw out the ideas that aren't going to work as early as possible so we don't waste a lot of time and effort working on them."
Walter and Albright are constantly fielding their share of curveballs during the research and development process.
Walter will continue to give climate change a lot of thought as it pertains to product development. But his ideas won't necessarily come from racking his brain in the laboratory. He's a scientist, but he garners his best ideas like a lot of people do.
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