Jim Garrison is presently the Business Development Engineering Manager at United Controls International (UCI) where he coordinates and supports activities to increase UCI’s market visibility and strategic partnerships. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Garrison led UCI’s Seismic and Equipment Qualification Department, overseeing the review and creation of Nuclear Qualification Test Plans and Reports. He also dealt directly with site procurement, design, seismic and environmental engineers to develop plans to determine the Seismic acceptability, installed design life and susceptibility to Harsh Environment conditions of mechanical and electrical parts located in safety-critical areas of Nuclear Power Generation Stations.
Mr. Garrison received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an NQA-1 certified lead auditor and subject matter expert in environmental qualification, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, and 10CFR50 Part 21. Mr. Garrison is a Lead Instructor with Nuclear Training Institute for their Commercial Grade Dedication and Environmental Qualification courses. He also serves on the NUOG Supplier Advisory Committee and has sat on committees to write/revise EPRI’s Guideline on Prevention and Detection of UnDeclared Digital Content (3002008010) and EPRI’s upcoming guideline on Reverse Engineering.