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Jim Pinto

Jim Pinto

Jim Pinto is a Founder (formerly President & CEO) of Action Instruments. He is also a Technology Futurist, Angel Investor, Speaker, Writer, Industrial Automation Commentator, Analyst & Consultant.

Early Years and Career

Jim was born in Bangalore, 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.

Jim Pinto was named California Small Business Person of the Year for the State of California in 1980. Jim has been featured in many books and national journals: I Inc-A Call to ActionIndustry Week- A Manager for All SeasonsEsquire- Re-defining the Role of the EmployeeJoel Kotkin's book California Inc. and is mentioned in John Naisbitt's Re-inventing the Corporation as a pioneer in participative management. In July '93, Action Instruments was named by Inc Magazine as one of the Employers of the Year - Workplaces Employees Love!.

Jim has travelled widely throughout the world, and has significant experience in the comparative study of American, European and Japanese Business cultures. He served as an international consultant in strategic business planning, marketing, sales channel development, technology planning and acquisition strategy. He is a Member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. He is active in Rotary of Carlsbad.

Current Life

Jim currently resides in Carlsbad, California. His interests include technology futures (he is a popular speaker on the subject); technology investments; writing (he writes for several webzines and journals and magazines) and blogs; 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 built and evolves his own web-site).


Automation Unplugged: Pinto's perspectives, pointers & prognostications (2003)

Pinto's Points: How to win in the automation business (2006)


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