Who's Who of Top Executives

James L. Newman

Title: Founder, Managing Partner
Company: Newman Consulting Group, LLC
Location:  Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

James Newman, Founder and Managing Partner at Newman Consulting Group, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in energy conservation and indoor air quality.

Following obtaining a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1959, Mr. Newman began his career in technical sales for heating, ventilating and cooling systems at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. From 1968 to 1972, he excelled as an air conditioning product manager for the Charles A. Strand Company in Detroit, a manufacturer of large, heavy-duty industrial heating and ventilating systems, and subsequently as founder, owner and vice president from 1972 to 2003 of Thermal-Netics, Inc. in Berkeley, Michigan, a builder of indoor environmental control and energy conservation systems. When he sold the company in 2003, the firm was earning $47,000,000 in revenue in 2022 dollars.

From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Newman provided superior service on the board of governors of the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter, which aims to establish an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment, and also as chair of the Sustainability Committee for the Detroit chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). In 2002, Mr. Newman founded the Newman Consulting Group, a leading organization that works with architects, engineers, building owners and contractors in Michigan and throughout the world to design and build more energy-efficient buildings. In addition, since 2010, he has flourished as a distinguished lecturer for The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), in which he speaks internationally on a wide range of topics, including green building technology, energy conservation, indoor air quality and sustainability.

Mr. Newman attributes his success in great measure to his father, who instilled in him a drive for excellence. As a career highlight, he cites becoming a fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit and ASHRAE, as well as working with architects to help them design more energy-efficient homes for Habitat for Humanity. In the coming years, Mr. Newman hopes to continue his work through consulting and continue to provide services to those who seek his advice. He envisions himself continuing to lead the industry and share his knowledge and expertise both nationally and internationally.

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