Coburg Interactive Engineering

Customer Testimonials

     "I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the engineering consulting services your company, Coburg Interactive, has provided to Paradigm Multimedia.

     Your performance and results from start to finish have been exemplary and on a professional, knowledgeable, yet friendly level that far exceeded my expectations.  Nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble to you.  I was made to feel unique, never feeling that I am just one of many clients that you have to deal with each day.

     Your personal business insight has been refreshing, extremely candid and inspiring. I appreciate it when a consultant challenges the status quo and can guide us down new directions we never saw before. Your passion for what you do is evident in every call, meeting and email. I really feel like you are one of the team and that makes all the difference in the world."

     "I personally engaged James Finlayson (“Jim”) to be Season Group’s Global Program Manager.  He commenced working for us in December 2010 in charge of one of our most important new customers.  This customer was forecasted to be at over USD20 million in sales, which was around 20% of our company’s annual revenue.  Jim helped us transition production from another US supplier to our factory in China, as well as launch several new models of the products.  He also helped us negotiate the Master Services Agreement we signed with the customer.

     Jim is a great team player.  He had no problems with hopping on a plane from Oregon to Hong Kong a day after I ask him to do so.  When in China, he’s always the first one in the office and the last one to leave.  He is the type of manager that not only asked you to do things, but when you do not know how to do it, he will get his hands dirty and show you himself how it is done.  He is always leading by example- whenever there are tight timelines to deliver prototypes, he would always volunteer not only to hand carry raw materials to our factory but also hand delivery the finished goods to the courier services, just to make sure they got to our customer on time.  This is the level of commitment it takes for a project to succeed.

     Jim’s strength is definitely his technical knowledge and his systematic approach to launching programs.  He is capable of not only communicating about both electronic and mechanical engineering but also providing suggestions as well.  He is very through in his documentation and also very effective in chairing meetings.  It has been a pleasure working with Jim, I certainly learned a lot from him and I would highly recommend Jim and an employee and colleague.”

     “Having worked with Jim in his role as a consulting Project Manager I found him tireless in his quest to find the best solutions for his clients and provide them with the information and tools to make their projects achievable. His ability to learn new technology quickly and communicate effectively with suppliers and vendors alike made my job easier.”


     “Jim is a talented engineer whose love for technical product development is evident in the electrical/electronic and mechanical integrity of his work. He is inquisitive and knowledgeable and very willing to share his knowledge with the team to move things forward efficiently. Jim is good at developing coherent technical and manufacturing specifications plus manufacturing control processes with a clear objective in mind. His communication skills make him a great colleague to work with in bridging the gaps between business requirements, interface, engineering and product design. In addition to his impressive engineering skills, Jim is a wonderful human being and is fun to hang out with during off-business hours. I had the good fortune to spend some time with him on a business trip to the PRC and Hong Kong. Not only did Jim fill me in on the history and practicalities of the areas we were visiting, his knowledge and insights made the trip far more interesting, enjoyable and productive than it may have been otherwise.”

     “Jim is a very detailed and strategic engineer with lots of hardware and global project management experience. I would highly recommend Jim to my network based on his history of strong work ethic and results based skills.”

     “Jim is a great program manager/marketing manager/engineering manager/logistics manager. By this, I mean that Jim does everything to makes sure a project succeeds. He's great technically, and dedicates himself fully.”

     “James is gifted at developing and/or identifying technologies. As an independent consultant, I worked on a technology venture with James where he designed a unique product that utilized multiple technologies that worked together very well and did it in a very cost effective manner.”

     “Jim has a solid background in both mechanical and electrical design. He is a good systems integrator and adept at working with offshore supply sources to take a concept and bring it to market as a completed product. Jim has developed very good supply relationships throughout the Pacific Rim, but particularly in China.”