This Xerox Alumni site includes pictures, stories and profiles of people that worked for the Xerox Louisville Branch in the 1970's. If you know someone that we have not included, please email their name and any contact information. It would be helpful if you were able to provide their email address so we can include them in the mailings.........................Thanks, Jim, Dick, John and Paul...........
Jim was employed by Xerox Corporation from 1964-1979 holding various positions including worldwide director of training for the office products division. He was in Louisville for many of the Xerox years
He received his degree in economics from Western Kentucky University in 1964. He and his wife Claire have five children and eight grandchildren. They divide their time between Midland, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico and their ranch in Gunnison, Colorado, where Jim does much "Bow" Elk hunting and usually gets one! Bow Elk hunting is one of Jim's pastime passions, he stays in good physical condition to cope with the altitude and demanding countryside!
Jim Woodcock is currently managing director of JW Environmental, LLC specializing in capturing, collecting and turning flared or vented gas into an energy efficient product on a worldwide basis. Jim has visited every continent, every wonder of the world. He has been in Iran, Syria, Saudi, Kuwait, Qutar, Bahrain, Oman and Dubai! He has traveled to every country in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Burma, Napal and Bhutan. He has most recently traveled to Ethiopia, SriLanka and Morocco. A very interesting note, Jim has done millions of dollars worth of business with Khadafi in Libya. Jim travels to Europe at least twice a year to his business interests in Italy, Sicily, South Africa and several other countries.
He recently sold Hy-Bon Engineering Co. (www.Hy-Bon.com) an engineering and manufacturing company that he owned for 30 years. Additionally, he was chairman and CEO of TransRepublic Resources, a private oil and gas exploration company and founder and chairman of Renovar Energy Corporation, a private waste to energy company.
Paul Nagel and Jim Woodcock at Churchill Downs 1974
Jim has won several awards, including the Hearst Environmental Award. He has served on the boards of several public companies including chairman of Teton Energy Co. He also has served on non-profit boards and currently sits on the board of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and the development board of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and is a Member of the Petroleum Museum's Board of Trustees.
He is an avid sailboat captain and pilot. He has sailed in waters all over the world and piloted his Twin Engine Cessna extensively. Jim Woodcock is a world traveler both for business and pleasure, having visited every continent and has had the opportunity to meet and interface with government and corporate officials in many countries on a professional and personal level. Jim has developed life long relationships with both government and private individuals all over the world. These relationships have allowed him the opportunity to understand the interworkings of countries and cultures without being bound by traditional government agencies.