James ”Hoffy” Hofmeister
James “Hoffy” Hofmeister received an M.S. in Elec. and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2002), a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI (1993), and was a graduate of IBM’s Systems Research Institute (1986): Science and Engineering of Computer-oriented Systems. After a 30-year career with IBM and five years of retirement, he joined Ridgetop Group, Inc. in 2003. Hoffy was a Distinguished Engineer and Principal Investigator for several diagnostic and prognostic health monitoring/management systems. His accomplishments include seven issued U.S. patents; and over 50 published papers, articles, and a book in the Wiley Reliability Engineering series. Hoffy served as an IEEE Senior Life Member, and an elected Fellow of the Society for machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT), an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of MFPT, and a member of the IEEE Reliability Society.