Jenkins Adds Two Industry Veterans

Charlotte service center adds experience, “fresh thinking” with two industry experts

Jenkins Electric, the 114-year-old Charlotte-based service center, has good news. Led by Iain Jenkins, a third generation president “who is focused on growth and solving industry problems,” per Crystal Bristow, the company’s vice president of marketing, Jenkins just made its next step in solving those problems by bringing in Jimmy Walker and Calvin Fleming on board from industry heavyweights, EIS and ABB Motors and Mechanical. “These industry veterans will be key team members responsible for continuing the company’s legacy,” Bristow told EA via email.

Jimmy Walker

Walker and Fleming started at their new company earlier this month, according to a January 27 press release sent to EA. “Jenkins is built on the reliability and knowledge of our employees and we are proud to welcome Jimmy Walker and Calvin Fleming to our team. They both bring invaluable industry knowledge and will be critical to continually providing engineered solutions and products across the world,” says Iain Jenkins, President of Jenkins Electric.

Jimmy Walker (pictured above) joins Jenkins from EIS, where he was a senior product manager for 13 years. His experience spans the electric power market, working with a variety of customers and vendors to source the most in-demand products relevant to the industry. Jimmy brings his experience and understanding of the motor industry to the Jenkins manufactured products business with the goal of expanding the offering and continuing to assist customers across the globe. “His deep knowledge of customer needs will be an essential component to moving Jenkins into the future,” the company stated.

Calvin Fleming

Calvin Fleming III (pictured, right) joins Jenkins from ABB Motors and Mechanical, where he oversaw the testing of large AC induction motors and provided technical support for existing products in his role as electrical engineer. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UNCC Charlotte, going on to pursue his master’s degree in computer engineering at Colorado Technical University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in the area of prognostics for electrical machines at the University of North Dakota.

“As a US Army veteran, formerly serving as a helicopter avionics and electronics technician, Calvin brings a level of precision and a solutions-focused attitude to his role of senior product engineer at Jenkins,” the company says. “His experience designing and interpreting electrical specifications for a variety of testing equipment will be critical as he contributes to the ongoing development of Jenkins motor test systems and support products.”

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