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Faculty and Staff Profile

James William Liddle


Office: Sirrine 120E
Phone: 864-656-3758

 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


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 over 30 countries in the world with a few of the notable being: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Mr. Liddle served on the Board of Directors for the Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association from 2012 to 2013. He is the past Treasure for the Pickens County YMCA and currently serves as the Chairman Elect. He also currently serves as a mentor in the Clemson Tiger Ties program