2012 40 Under 40: James P. Begley, PE, LEED AP, 38

Principal, TERPconsulting, Las Vegas

05/14/2012


James P. Begley, PE, LEED AP, 38 James P. Begley

Principal, TERPconsulting, Las Vegas

University of Maryland College Park,
BS Fire Protection Engineering;
Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
MS Fire Protection Engineering


With almost 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering, Begley founded TERPconsulting after losing his job amidst the recent economic downturn. Earning credentials, working hard, and persevering, even when times were tough, allowed him to achieve his goal: establishing his own fire protection engineering/code consulting firm in 2010. Both clients and employees from his past followed him, including several from Schirmer Engineering Corp. and JBA Consulting Engineers. He also has a following as a food writer for multiple Las Vegas publications, specializing in hole-in-the-wall joints that make for great party stories. His weekly and monthly food columns have led him and his fans to explore new restaurants and neighborhoods that might otherwise go unvisited. The greatest aspect of Begley’s engineering and consulting life is the opportunity to build while bettering his staff. He strives to surround himself with talented people whom he feels lucky to lead. Begley believes it is essential to contribute and further his profession and has always been supportive of his staff’s involvement in activities outside of the office. His personal volunteering efforts include involvement with the Junior League of Las Vegas in support of his wife. He currently assists Heaven Can Wait Animal Society in its efforts to control animal overpopulation and find good homes for pets, which he finds especially fulfilling because the animals are unable to help themselves.

Return to the complete list of 2012 40 Under 40 Winners



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.