Graduating from the General Mechanist Program in 1986 out of Windsor Ontario, Jim began his journey in the trades as a first year apprentice while quickly advancing to Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC) and in 1991 he became a Certified Journeyman Machinist. He became shop foreman in 1998 while then extending his education into engineering, this is the time when Jim began working with other startup companies. In 2001, Jim made the move from Windsor, Ontario to Port Moody, Vancouver. After arriving here, Jim gained much knowledge and experience with underwater vehicles & exploration systems. In 2008, Anderson Prototypes was created and now home to four CNC machines and several manual machines. He employs his 30+ years’ experience and creative machining methods to produce high quality and unique products. Jim works closely with clients to design and produce custom-made prototype parts, objects, fabrications, assemblies and small machinery to serve a wide range of clients and industries.