Jim's Experience

During the last ten years working as a principal and senior developer, his related projects have included:

  • Commercial Econometric Forecasting, SoCal Gas : the primary SAS modeler in developing 2001 econometric forecasts for SoCal Gas’ commercial sectors.

  • Analysis, Pacificorp : Developed the interface for Quantec’s customized DICE model to analyze the cost effectiveness of residential, commercial, and industrial efficiency programs at Pacificorp..

  • Long Run Obsolescence Forecasting, Toyota : Developed ERASES, Econometric Reserve And Scrap Estimation System, for use by Toyota.

  • Enduse Modeling, SoCalGas : Developed new interface for Quantec’s Quant.sim model to set up building/appliance/enduse/fuel choice scenarios.

James was the Load Forecasting Supervisor for the Southern California Gas Company. While at SoCalGas he revamped their econometric and end–use forecasting models as well as testifying as an expert witness for SoCalGas before the California Public Utilities Commission. James wrote the chapter on Econometric Load Forecasting published in the American Gas Association's manual on Natural Gas Load Forecasting.

Prior to working for the Southern California Gas Company, James worked for Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Isuzu Motors America Inc. While at Toyota, he developed econometric forecasting models for vehicle and service parts sales forecasting. While at Isuzu, he developed and implemented a complete computer system to optimize every aspect of their service parts distribution network.

Specialized Expertise

James specializes in developing custom full-screen decision support utilizing SAS software. James's expertise in SAS covers the following products:

  • SAS/Base
  • SAS/Graph
  • SAS/AF
  • SAS/Stat
  • SAS/OR


  • M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, Economics
  • B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, Economics (Magna Cum Laude)