Jim McElroy served as iNEMI’s CEO from 1996 to 2009. He retired in August 2009, but continues to work part-time the consortium, assisting with new program development.
Mr. McElroy came to iNEMI from MicroModule Systems, a 1992 spin-off from Digital Equipment Corporation. One of the founders of MMS, he initially served as the company's Business Manager for the eastern U.S. and Europe and, later, as Vice President of international operations.
Prior to that, Mr. McElroy worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 15 years, holding a number of technical and management positions in both engineering and manufacturing. Key assignments included operations management of Digital's multichip module factory in Cupertino, California, and program management of the physical technology development for the VAX9000 system (based in Marlboro, Massachusetts). Before joining Digital in 1976, he worked at RCA on packaging and interconnect design for military computer systems.Mr. McElroy has authored several papers and articles in the area of interconnect/packaging and holds one patent for the design of the VAX9000 Multi-chip Module. He is an active member of IMAPS and IEEE. He received a B.S.M.E. and an M.S.M.E. from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.