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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

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James Liddle

James William Liddle

Senior Lecturer

Office: 418K Wilbur O. & Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-270-0081


 Educational Background

    MBA Business Administration
    Clemson University 2001

    BSME Mechanical Engineering
    Purdue University 1995

Courses Taught

  • MGT 4150 Business Strategy
  • MGT 4270 International Business
  • MGT 4120 Supplier Management
  • MGT 4270 Managing Continuous Improvement
  • MBAe 851 Operations Management
  • ECAS 2910 Engineering Leadership Foundations
  • ECAS 3910 Engineering Leadership Applications


Mr. Jim Liddle began instructing at Clemson in 2015 after over 20 years of leadership experience in the aerospace industry. He spent 5 years as a division President at Transdigm, one of the most profitable, mid-sized, publicly-held aerospace companies in the world. Much of his experience is in business strategy, operations, purchasing and quality management. He has experience with US export laws as an export control Empowered Official. He participated with the due diligence of multiple M&As. He also led the relocation of an acquired aviation ignition system business from Illinois to South Carolina. As President, Mr. Liddle was responsible for leading, building and executing annual business plans that included aggressive growth and cost reduction targets. He specifically focused on internal and external supply chain cost control using various 'lean' methods to meet the ever-increasing demands of the customer base. The companies he led consistently grew their bottom line by 10% or more per year using cost reductions, new business and strategic pricing. He has traveled to 4 continents and over 30 countries. Mr. Liddle served on the Board of Directors for the Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association from 2012 to 2013. He is the past Chairman and past Treasure for the Pickens County YMCA. He was appointed to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections for Pickens County in May 2020 and currently serves as Chairman. He also continues to serve as a mentor in the Clemson Tiger Ties program.

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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634