Hugh James | AIChE

Hugh James

Hugh James is the Chief Executive Officer at Project Commercialization Group (PCG), Inc. Chemical engineering is challenging, changing, and exciting. Hugh’s long career has taken full advantage of this fact. He has worked in industries including engineering and construction, gas, fertilizers, chemicals, power, pipelines, mining, and venture capital — with experiences ranging from small to Fortune 100 organizations. His work has involved living in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Accomplishments include Korea’s LNG import plan; starting an energy development company; structuring Australia’s first coal seam methane (CSM) project; and running a Canadian mining investment. His last overseas assignment, in Saudi Arabia, ended in 2011. He now focuses on challenging startups. Hugh has participated in AIChE panels on entrepreneurship and early-stage investing. He has held corporate and advisory board positions in foreign and U.S. organizations, including an LNG development company board and an advisory board commercializing a technology developed at Princeton University. He earned his chemical engineering BS and ME degrees at Texas A&M Univ., and a doctoral-level engineer’s degree from MIT. He also participates in AIChE’s Central Florida and Virtual local sections.