Long-time sales executive with TTX, Jim Miller, passed away suddenly on October 17. Miller began his long and successful career with TTX when he accepted the position of sales engineer in 1996.  He brought with him 20-plus years of engineering expertise, a sharp mind, and a passion for helping customers achieve success. By the time he retired at the close of 2016, the company says, he had designed and sold nearly $160-million dollars’ worth of finishing equipment. Miller was born May 22, 1953 to John and Rita Miller in St. Marys, OH. He graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys, then completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1975 from Ohio State University. He went on to earn his Professional Engineering License (PE) in Structural Engineering. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Connie, in his hometown of St. Marys. The two became four with a daughter and a son. He and Connie enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren and returned to Ohio often to visit parents and other family. He was an avid tennis player, playing several nights a week and on four US Tennis Association (USTA) teams. He also enjoyed playing electric guitar and going to concerts. Additionally, he was a huge Buckeye fan. His career began at the Timken Co. in Canton, OH, where he was a structural design engineer in the plant engineering department. He then moved to CorTec in southern Ohio where he was engineering and facilities manager. Later he moved to Lima Register, a division of Lennox, doing the same. He became engineering manager and eventually division manager at Metokote, where TTX eventually found him and hired him. “The finishing industry as a whole has benefited from Jim Miller’s excellence to his craft,” TTX stated on his demise. “Jim will be missed greatly.” www.TTXINC.com