James Robert Walker

Title: Senior Project Engineer
Company: LabCorp
Location: Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

James Robert Walker, Senior Project Engineer at LabCorp, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of project engineering.

Originally a physics major at the University of South Carolina, Mr. Walker shifted his focus to computer science and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He has held numerous roles throughout the course of his career and initially worked as a programmer trainee for Spartan Mills, in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1973 to 1974 before assuming the role of senior programmer at Cone Mills in Greensboro, North Carolina, from 1974 to 1977. After a brief time as a senior programmer for Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, Mr. Walker worked as a programmer analyst for Business Data in Chicago from 1977 to 1979. While in Chicago, Mr. Walker met A. Basher and Ernest Froidman, brilliant business men who were customer focused and always trying to figure out what clients needed.

In 1979, Mr. Walker returned to South Carolina as a system software specialist for Digital Systems. He  then held the role of technical specialist for Draper Corp. in Greensboro from 1980 to 1985 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, from 1985 to 1992 to work as a senior programmer for Equifax before returning to South Carolina once more as a programmer analyst for the Hargray Telephone Co., in Hilton Head. Mr. Walker headed to North Carolina in 1996 to work for Trilogy Consultant, Inc., in Research Triangle Park and held this role until 1998. He worked as a technical specialist for PPD Pharmaco in Morrisville until 2000 and is now a senior project engineer at LabCorp in Durham. He considers his parents to be inspirations for him as his mother was one of the first female letter carriers in the state of South Carolina who had this job for 20 years and his father served in WWII. As a testament to his success, Mr. Walker holds membership with the Sierra Club and Pi Mu Epsilon and has been featured in the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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