Who is Jim Pinto?

Jim Pinto is the founder (formerly President & CEO) of Action Instruments. He is a well-known industrial Automation.commentator, and analyst and consultant.

Jim Pinto is an Electronics Engineer by background. He was born in India, lived in England for about 8 years, where he founded KPE Controls. He moved to the U.S. in 1968 and worked for Burroughs Corporation, in Pasadena, California. He then moved to San Diego, where he founded Action in 1972.

In 1980, Jim was named California Small Business Person of the Year for the State of California. Jim has been featured in many books and national journals. He is featured prominently in Joel Kotkin's California Inc. and is mentioned in Naisbitt's Re-inventing the Corporation as a pioneer in participative management. In July '93, Action was named by INC magazine as one of the Employers of the Year - Workplaces Employees Love!

Jim has traveled widely throughout the world, and has significant experience in the comparative study of American, European and Japanese Business cultures. He now serves as an international consultant in strategic business planning, marketing, sales channel development, technology planning and acquisition strategy.

Jim currently resides in San Diego, California. His interests include technology futures (he is a popular speaker on the subject); technology investments (Managing Partner at AngelMoney.com); writing (he writes for several webzines and journals and magazines); poetry (he has been called "the poet laureate of the Instrumentation Industry" and his poetry has been published internationally); music (piano, MIDI); Chess (not a master, but he likes it); the Internet (an avid web-surfer, and he does his own web-site at www.jimpinto.com).