With an engineering degree from Cambridge and war time experience using radar, Jim joined Pye in 1946.
He was put to work designing transmitters for broadcasting television and rapidly became THE expert in this field.
This led to many ‘firsts’ such as the first live pictures of the Boat Race in 1949.
In 1952 he set up a separate Transmitter Department which was hugely successful, delivering some 2000 TV and Radio transmitters across the world over the next 30 years.
Jim retired in 1984.