Jim was an exceptional character, a small frame that possessed a in concentrated essence form not only the vices and failings of mere mortals, but an incredible wellspring of generosity, creativity, and mischief that makes the world a greyer place without him.

Jim was with Carlton Audio Visual at our inception as an installation technician. Never one to be tethered by formal arrangements such as employment or contracts his involvement waxed and waned with his own pursuits. In recent years Jim ran a successful independent home installation business and would supply us with some innovative wiring and mounting products.

Jim was one of my first friends in Australia. He was taken from us suddenly yesterday morning. I grieve for the years that I will not see him in the future.