James R Thompson Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Talo Analytic International, Inc.
  • Phone: (678) 206-6010
  • Cell: 404-822-3412
  • Website: www.taii.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Construction and Machinery & Technical Appraiser

Specialty Focus:

Pulp & Paper Manufacturing, Paper Mill Construction, Paper Mill Valuation, Paper Markets, Pulp & Paper Mill Failures, Pulp & Paper Mill Efficiency, Pulp & Paper Mill Unit Operations.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati; Masters Studies--Engineering Economics, University of Cincinnati

Years in Practice:

52

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

3

Additional Information

Over fifty years of experience in forest, paper/pulp products, other primary industries and power. Direct experience:  Engineer directly involved in equipment design and major construction project management,  Technical and maintenance manager,  Mill manager,  Services management, and  Served as director for several entities. Have been a “hands-on” executive for the last twenty-nine years responsible for production of work products, sales and execution. Particular strengths have been developed in:  M & A activity,  forensic P & L examination,  financial relationships and presentations,  tax exempt bonds,  site selection,  due diligence,  contracts (development and management),  financial structuring,  raising major capital, and  workouts of failing or underperforming assets. In the forest products sector, extensive direct knowledge of raw materials, markets and technology in many grades, including tissue, uncoated free sheet, recycled boxboard, medium, liner and coated and uncoated groundwood. Well known by many executives in the industry with top-level, personal, access to the financial and legal communities as well. Founder and CEO, TAII (now Talo Analytic International, Inc.), a boutique consultancy specializing in business and technical issues related to the forest products, basic steel, chemical, and other heavy industry. In this capacity, successfully generated and completed assignments with over 250 clients throughout North America and around the world. Given over 50 speeches in the United States, Canada, Poland, China and South Korea; written hundreds of articles; and cited over forty times in trade, newspaper, and general interest publications (including National Geographic). The U.S. Senate Anti-Trust Committee has consulted me concerning mergers in the forest products industry and I have served as an expert witness in multi-million-dollar disputes. Due diligence work by the firm has brought more than $7.5 billion of fresh funds to the pulp and paper industry. A few typical assignments:  Developed turn around plans for distressed assets both pre and post bankruptcy – all achieved stated objectives  Merger and acquisition activity in both buying and selling of assets, often done with complete confidentiality operations analysis for capital infusion to ongoing operations  Tax-exempt bond expertise in paper, engineered solid wood, and steel Very knowledgeable of the forest products (engineered wood, pulp, paper) sector on a worldwide basis. This includes manufacturing assets, operations, markets and raw materials; and, financial, banking and legal methods, procedures and contracts. See Linked In listing: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pulpandpaper/ See sister company where I write about the pulp and paper industry: www.paperitalo.com See books at Amazon.com. Put "Press Nip Impressions" in the Amazon Search Bar, Category "Books"