James Miller

James Miller

Vice President
Worldwide Operations, Google Inc.
BSAAE 1986






"Throughout my career, I've had the fortune of working on the forefront of information technology at some of the world's most innovative places. When I think of the decision I made to attend Purdue as an engineering student, it is with a mix of pride, gratitude and a sense of duty to the legacy and history of the University."

Jim Miller graduated from Purdue with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1986. He earned both a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993.

Miller is responsible for Google's global operations, supply chain, and new product introduction for the company's global information technology infrastructure. He began his career as an avionics systems engineer in the Federal Systems division of International Business Machines Corp. Miller also has worked for Intel Corp. as a production manager, Teledesic-ICO Corp. as director for the company's user equipment alliances, and Amazon. com as vice president of its global supply chain. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for Cisco Systems, holding several vice president positions in manufacturing, supply chain development and technology development.

Prior to joining Google, Miller served as executive vice president for industrial, automotive and multimedia at Sanmina-SCI , a leading electronic manufacturing services provider. He also co-founded Sierra Crest Consulting, which provides strategic consulting services to a variety of startup businesses and industry leaders in clean tech and high technology.