Jim Thomas is the owner of Thomas Geothermal Engineering, LLC (TGE), a Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) company incorporated in New Jersey in November 2010. Jim currently holds a NJ Master HVACR license and a NJ Home Improvement Contractor license. TGE acts as a project HVAC prime and is responsible for all system design, geothermal equipment selection, program management, installation supervision, and startup support. He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Monmouth University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). His company developed the first ever Geothermal HVAC Systems curriculum for Burlington County College in 2012, and taught the first course offering Spring Semester 2013. He is also certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to handle Class I and Class II refrigerants and is an active member in the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) based in Oklahoma State University. Jim has also received Bosch factory training for the installation of Bosch Geothermal Systems. He has recently been cited as an industry expert in the new “Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Control Applications” textbook by Egg, Cunniff and Orio released by McGraw-Hill in June 2013.