The identity of James A. Bass is something both skeptic and supporter should want to know.
If James A. Bass is truly connected to Johnson Matthey, then it gives credence to a real industrial process, possibly endothermic, taking place in Doral, Florida. His testimony could verify that the E-Cat was producing excess heat and the electrical cost per unit of product produced was low.
If James A. Bass was a fictitious entity created by Andrea Rossi or Leonardo Corporation, then it gives credence to the idea there was no industrial process taking place, no customer existed, and there is no one else other than Rossi and the ERV that can verify excess heat being produced.
Supporters and Skeptics of the reality of the E-Cat should put their differences aside to find out the truth about James A. Bass. A few items of interest would be:
1) His true identity which may be James A. Bass or someone else.
2) His educational and employment history.
3) His background with endothermic industrial processes.
4) His connection with JM Chemical Products.
The way I see it, James A. Bass is the corner stone of both possibilities: that the one year long test was a success producing massive excess heat OR that the test was a fraud.
DISCLAIMER: I do not promote any illegal, unlawful, unethical, or rude conduct to uncover this information.