JAMES was born Dec 31 1944 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI and married FAY LOUISE STAFFON Oct 19 1968 Fay was born Oct 7 1944 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, The daughter of Chester and Hilma (Lenz) Staffon. Jim started at the Evinrude Division of Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) in 1968. At that time OMC was the world’s largest producer of marine outboard engines. He continued his education for a degree in metallurgy at UW-Milwaukee and eventually became the process metallurgist for the plant with responsibilities for foundry, heat treatment and electroplating operations at the plant, where he was awarded two patents related to outboard components produced there. When he was assigned the additional responsibility as Environmental Coordinator for the plant he won recognition for reductions in emissions at the plant fromJAMES was born Dec 31 1944 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI and married FAY LOUISE STAFFON Oct 19 1968 Fay was born Oct 7 1944 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, The daughter of Chester and Hilma (Lenz) Staffon. several entities, including the Wisconsin Governor’s Award and the Wisconsin DNR Award. Jim retired from OMC to work for Woodward Aerospace (Woodward Governor) but soon returned when OMC was purchased by Bombardier, the maker of Skidoo snowmobiles, Seadoo watercraft and Can Am ATV’s. He worked as the senior materials engineer in the Engineering Product Development and Center in Waukegan IL, until his retirement in 2010. His accomplishments there included an SAE award for the final development and installation of a new piston material, patented and licensed by NASA, for the Evinrude direct injection outboards. Fay worked as a clerk at Sentry Markets until the birth of Lyra when she “retired” to become a full time mother and home maker. Jim enjoys the water and boating of all types. He currently spends much of his free time in the summer, trolling for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. Fay loves gardening and is constantly planting new flowers and shrubs around the house. Jim and Fay currently reside in New Berlin WI.
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