Industrial Engineering – 1969
James P. Myers was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from G.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport in 1958. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M in 1963, and his Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1965. Dr. Myers was employed as a systems analyst by Texas Instruments Inc. during the period from 1965–67. In 1967, he came to the Texas Tech University Department of Computer Services where he developed, coordinated, and managed continuing education programs while attending graduate school. He received his doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech in 1969.
After graduation from Tech, Dr. Myers accepted employment with Arthur Young and Company, Dallas, Texas. His work involved management consulting at all levels for the wide range of clients served by Arthur Young and Company. One assignment included twenty–seven months as the co–director of program control for the Telecommunications Company of Iran in Tehran, Iran. In 1979, Dr. Myers left Arthur Young to form his own company, Advanced Business Communications. At this time he is president of Quazon Corporation, a company that he founded in September 1982.
Dr. Myers is a member of the Association for Computing Machinists, the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, and The Institute of Management Science. He actively supports Texas Tech through his involvement on the Industrial Engineering Department Industrial Advisory Board. The Industrial Engineering Department Industrial Advisory Board was originally organized through his efforts and he has served as both treasurer and chairman. He is presently serving his third term on this board.
Dr. Myers has been very active in the Jaycees. He was selected as Outstanding Jaycee for the Dallas, Texas Jaycees in 1973.
Dr. Myers is married to the former Kay Shelburne. They have two daughters, Shannon aged 13 and Wendy aged 10.
Texas Tech is most pleased to designate Dr. James P. Myers a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.