Marquis Top Engineers

James Barrus

Title: Validation Engineer
Company: ADAC Automotive, Inc.
Location: Greenville, Missouri, United States

James Barrus, Validation Engineer at ADAC Automotive, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering and finance.

Mr. Barras embarked on his educational journey by earning an Associate of Applied Science in electrical and electronic engineering from ITT Technical Institute in 1997, followed by a Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University in 2014. Currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in finance at Davenport University, his commitment to education spans across various disciplines. His professional trajectory began with a significant nine-year tenure in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1997. He served as a deck engineer and, later, a security manager in the US Navy Reserve.

Transitioning to civilian roles, Mr. Barras dedicated 12 years to Meijer Inc., serving as an in-store trainer from 1988 to 2000, showcasing exceptional dedication to customer service. He subsequently took on a position with X-Rite as a service technician and team lead from 1997 to 2015. Later, he joined ADAC Automotive, Inc. as a validation engineer from 2016 to 2023, showcasing his adaptability across industries.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Barras’s civic involvement is extensive. He has served as assistant mayor in Greenville, Michigan, from 2020 to 2023 and actively participates in committees such as the Danish Festival Committee and the Michigan Municipal League. His military service earned him recognition, notably the Humanitarian Award for his contributions during Hurricane Hugo relief operations in 1989.

In the coming years, Mr. Barras is poised to complete his Master of Business Administration. He also aims to secure a role in finance that aligns with his career aspirations, leveraging his multifaceted background in engineering, customer service, and military service. His commitment to lifelong learning, community involvement, and diverse professional experiences underscore his approach to personal and professional growth.

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