James Anderson

James Anderson serves as Senior R&D Program Manager II at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. He has 20 years experience in composites design and manufacture in marine, automotive and aerospace applications. Prior to joining UMaine, he was the Director of Engineering at Hodgdon Yachts, a world class builder of high end composite motor and sailing yachts based in East Boothbay, ME.

Senior R&D Program Manager II Advanced Structures and Composites Center (2016-present)
University of Maine, Orono, ME

Part of the management team for the Center, with responsibilities including:

  • Manage existing major research initiatives
  • Develop new research initiatives
  • Technical support and growth of Structural Thermoplastics Laboratory
  • Streamline project and personnel management procedures

Director of Engineering, Hodgdon Yachts, East Boothbay, ME, (2012-2016)
Hodgdon Yachts is a world class builder of high end composite motor and sailing yachts.

  • Directed the Design and Engineering Group
  • Developed Company strategy as part of the senior management team
  • Senior Technical Leader for the Company

Engineering Manager, Gurit USA/High Modulus Ltd, Bristol, RI (2006-2012)

Independent FEA Consultant (2002-2005)

Head of Structural Analysis Group, Engenuity Ltd., West Sussex, UK (1999-2002)

Consultant Engineer, W.S. Atkins Science & Technology, Bristol, UK (1995-1999)


Professional Preparation:
Bristol University, UK – Aeronautical Engineering, MEng, 1995