James McArthur Employee Spotlight

Here is a little information to help you get to know one of our employees a little better, James McArthur. He has been an employee with Thompson Gray since 2/2015.


About Me:
Performed IT and IT Management for many companies – Huntsville Hospital Systems, SCI, SUMMA
Technologies, XEROX, Corp of Engineers, Dell, US Army

Job Title and Responsibilities:
IT Specialist/ Network Administrator/ IASO
Perform Network and User support for the Product Directorate, Test, Measurement, Diagnostics
Equipment (PD-TMDE). Order, configure, deploy, and track all IT related equipment. Maintain PD-TMDE
Active Directory Container including Group memberships’, Accounts, Profiles, and General user
information. Maintain and monitor Physical and Cyber security threats. Assist the Wide Area Network
team to resolve connectivity issues for DHCP, DNS, DC, File and Print servers, and Exchange.


Bachelor’s Degree – Management Information Systems
Security+ Certified Professional
Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO)
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows 7
MCTS Certified for Windows 10
Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA)
Active Secret Security Clearance

Professional Memberships and Activities:

Began career with Novell infrastructures to present day Windows Active Directory. Well rounded
knowledge in wiring, routers, switches, servers, scripting, programming, and desktops. Management
experience of Network Administrators and IT Specialists. Troubleshooting desktop issues is my favorite
specialty since it encompasses every aspect of Information Technology.

Enterprise and Commercial Activities:
o Additions and conversions of hospitals and medical clinics for integration into the
Huntsville Hospital System’s WAN of 3,500 users.
o Project Manager for Microsoft Active Directory Migration from Novell servers to
Windows servers for all five of SCl’s North Alabama plants.
o IT Manager responsible for managing all IT dependencies for North Alabama.

Getting to Know You:
1. What are three things still left on your bucket list? Invent something, Have Grandchildren, Farm
goats and chickens again.
2. What’s the strangest talent you have? Ride a Unicycle
3. Can you play any instruments? Guitar, Trombone
4. What was your favorite TV show when growing up? Walt Disney