I'll try to be as coherent as possible in this post.
Data Point One -- According to a new court docket document, Darden himself among others met James A. Bass in person.
"During the week of February 9, 2015, Thomas Darden, John T. Vaughn visited the Testing Facility with Paul Lamacraft (and possibly Harry Raikes) from the Woodford Fund ("Woodford"). The visited lasted approximately two hours and the purpose of the visit was toe meet with Andrea Rossi, Fulvio Fabiani, James Bass, and Bary West."
Data Point Two -- In the above referenced document, an address for James A. Bass is provided.
James Bass 515 NE 8th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Data Point Three -- The address is used for the registering of Reactance Engineering Inc.
Data Point Four -- A photo of James Bass is provided on a "LinkedIn" page stating he is the President of Reactance Engineering. The photo is clear and vivid. If Darden and other individuals from I.H. did indeed go to the plant to meet him, they should be able to recognize him from the photograph without problem. They wouldn't list this James Bass as being "the" James Bass unless they were certain he was the man they met at the Doral site.
Data Point Five -- A photo of James Bass, of the same person above, is on Google Plus.
My hope for this thread is that we can try to discuss the information that is openly available for this individual and how it relates to the testing of the plant in Doral, Fl. At the end of this email, I'll post the contents of a document I've found online detailing his career and experience. Additional information seems to be available on "LinkedIn."
Now, a few questions.
1) If I.H. met this individual in person (which they surely did) and he was openly listed on such a prominent website, why did they start off the lawsuit acting as if they thought he was a hired actor and probably not an engineer?
2) Can we be reasonably sure this is THE James A. Bass that actually worked in the plant?
3) Should the time it took for them to locate him (remember certain individuals on this board were telling us that I.H. had the resources to do top notch investigative work and if he could be found he would have already been found) give us any reason to hold back from being certain this is *the* James A. Bass? Remember, they referred to him as a "John Doe" for a period of time in court paperwork. Could they be less than completely certain this is the man their representatives remember from the Doral, Fl plant?
4) Does this individual seem qualified to perform the function of an engineer in a chemical manufacturing plant? After a quick review, it doesn't seem that he has any chemical engineering experience.
5) This individual seems to have an extensive and credible professional work history in technical fields. Does this have any relevance to this saga?
6) Can anyone find any connection, even a loose one, to Johnson Matthey?
James Bass Miramar, FL
Job Function: Information Technology, Customer Service Highest Education: 4-Year College Degree
Career Summary Highly acclaimed engineer / manager of network engineering, product development and quality assurance groups with proven track record for delivering high performance, stable network systems and services. Outstanding reputation for ensuring customer satisfaction and for training and leading focused engineering teams. Experienced with debuggers, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers Network Capacity Planning Traffic Engineering Network Simulation FR, ATM, TCP/IP (CCNA) Embedded Linux WiFI/ WiMax/ Mvdds Long Distance Cisco / Aruba/ Meru Distributed WiFi MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle MS Server, RHEL Linux Server
Automation Test Engineer Voalte, Inc, Voalte, Inc Jan '13 - Jun '14 (1 Year, 5 Months) Voalte, Inc - Sarasota, Fl 2013 - Current Automation Test Engineer Responsible for automation testing for distributed WiFi on iPhone and Android Clients. Designed and incorporated automated test capability using programmable RF attenuators for Cisco, Aruba, and Meru distributed WiFi systems. RF Project Engineer Clearband/Cablevision, Clearband/Cablevision Jan '12 - Jan '13 (1 Year, 1 Month) Clearband/Cablevision Pompano Beach, Fl 2012 2013 RF Project Engineer Project Engineer for Clearband, a wireless internet service provider. Design and manage central transmitter sites with WiMax and MVDDS high frequency / high bandwidth internet. Design and implement the IP infrastructure and integrate with the radios. Quality Assurance Manager Optical Crime Prevention, Inc, Optical Crime Prevention, Inc Jan '10 - Jan '12 (2 Years) Optical Crime Prevention, Inc Sunrise, Fl 2010 - 2012 Quality Assurance Manager Manager of the Quality Assurance Program in OCP, a five man startup developing video surveillance equipment for remote access and storage over the internet. Develop test programs and network simulation in Linux servers to test Linux imbedded CPE devices and applications. Senior Test Engineer Emergin Philips, Emergin Philips Jan '07 - Jan '10 (3 Years) Emergin Philips. Boca Raton, Fl 2007 - 2010 Senior Test Engineer Responsible for performance and stress testing of Emergins Hospital Alarming and Paging Systems. Test systems integration with Windows Server, SQL Data Base, and networking. Develop C# applications and scripts for automation testing and measurements. Manager Network International Solutions, Inc, Network International Solutions, Inc Jan '01 - Dec '06 (5 Years, 11 Months)
Network International Solutions, Inc Pompano Beach, FL 2001 - 2006 Manager Network Engineering Design and turnup a set of new converged service offerings (IP/VPN, VoIP, Video Conferencing, and SOHO telecommuting) utilizing wireline and wireless technologies while maintaining existing legacy traffic for major U.S. banks. Implement long distance wireless Triple Play networks with Alvarion WiFi/WiMax radios in Hollywood, California for the film industry. Sales Support Manager Business Development Remote Office, Remote Office Jan '99 - Jan '01 (2 Years, 1 Month) Nortel Networks Deerfield Beach, FL (Remote Office) 1999 - 2001 Sales Support Manager Business Development, Emerging Carrier Market Provided technical support to the business development sales managers. This support included technical product presentations, sales personnel and customer personnel training, technical responses to RFPs, as well as providing onsite product demos & evaluation trials. Was given specific recognition for key contributions to numerous major contracts won; specifically Oglethorpe Power. Manager of U.S. Product Test Virtual Access PLC, Virtual Access PLC Jan '98 - Jan '99 (1 Year) Virtual Access PLC., Deerfield Beach, Florida 1998 - 1999 Manager of U.S. Product Test Provided product assurance and customer application testing for the LinxSpeed Pro ISDN router. Specifically responsible for LinxSpeed Pro product release to the U. S. market. In addition to release QA testing I also provided technical support for all U.S. field trials. Manager of Presales Technical Support for Latin America Subsidiary of ECI Telecom, Subsidiary of ECI Telecom Jan '92 - Jan '98 (6 Years, 1 Month) Telematics International, Inc. (Subsidiary of ECI Telecom) 1992 - 1998 Manager of Presales Technical Support for Latin America. Responsibilities were presales, proposals, field trials, and customer training for Latin America on the PCP Frame/X.25 switches and ACP Access PADs. Language skills in Spanish and Portuguese were also used to translate RFPs and responses as well as verbal technical support and training. Manager of U. S. Customer Service Telematics International, Inc, Telematics International, Inc Jan '90 - Jan '92 (2 Years) Telematics International, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1990 - 1992 Manager of U. S. Customer Service Managed the Field Support Group consisting of ten (10) field service engineers working with X.25, Frame, and TDM networks distributed around the U. S. and Latin America. Major accomplishment during this period was the significant improvement of customer satisfaction metrics that resulted in a dramatic increase in customer service contract revenue. Manager of Network Products Quality Assurance Telematics International, Inc, Telematics International, Inc Jan '87 - Jan '90 (3 Years) Telematics International, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1987 - 1990 Manager of Network Products Quality Assurance With the support and direction of executive management I formed a new systems test group specifically chartered to Stress Test all switch products. To meet the objectives my team and I designed and built a wide area network simulator system to test X.25 packet and Frame Relay switching equipment. The resulting automated test platform was aptly named Rambo for its extraordinary capabilities in stressing both hardware and software system components. This system was completely automated and could be easily programmed or configured to stress any particular aspect of a systems error handling or recovery elements. "Rambo" was responsible for the elimination of several hundred service affecting (i.e. Level 1- Severe) problems within X.25, Frame Relay, SNA, and IP product suite. Presales Technical Support Telematics International, Inc, Telematics International, Inc Jan '85 - Jan '87 (2 Years) Telematics International, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1985 - 1987 Presales Technical Support Provided standard presales technical support e.g. field trials, proposals, customer training, installations, for numerous WAN customers.
Senior MTS Engineer Computer Products, Inc, Computer Products, Inc Jan '85 - Dec '85 (11 Months) Computer Products, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1985 Senior MTS Engineer Designed the microcode on the Host Interface Processor for the ASL Flight Simulator Senior MTS, Manager of Hardware Development Modular Computer Systems, Modular Computer Systems Jan '82 - Jan '85 (3 Years) Modular Computer Systems 1982 - 1985 Senior MTS, Manager of Hardware Development Development manager/codesigner of the Distributed Communications Subsystem. Managed five engineers in the design and implementation of a new communications architecture.
Bachelor Degree '74 Rutgers University Jan '74 BSEE Rutgers University, 1974 Summa Cum Laude Deans List, Presidents List, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi. Bachelor Degree | Spanish Software: numerous assemblers, Visual Basic, C, C#, Windows Server, MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Linux, Unix, Alcatel Motive CPE Network Manager, National Instruments LabView. Speak fluent Spanish and conversant in French and Portuguese
Systems Engineering (Advanced) 7 to 8 Years Process Control (Advanced) 7 to 8 Years Proposals (Advanced) 7 to 8 Years Technical Support (Expert) More than 10 Years Presales (Advanced) 7 to 8 Years
Laurie Yadoff, supervising attorney at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida in Plantation, said Florida's $77
million online filing system itself is the first obstacle for the unemployed. If an applicant doesn't initially answer
the security questions correctly, the person can't get back into the system.
"The only way is to call a specific number for assistance to verify your identification. When you call the number,
it tells you that there is no one to assist you — try again," she said.
If the caller gets through, the person can get a temporary pin to get back into the system — but that doesn't re
open the person's case so he or she can claim benefits.
Jim Bass of Deerfield Beach applied for benefits in 2014 and was asked: "Where have you not lived with your ex
wife?" Bass, a software engineer, said he thought the question about his exwife's address was "absurd."
"I was so offended at that question," said Bass, who had been divorced from her since 1986. "I hadn't been in
communication with her for years. How in the world am I supposed to know that?"
Unemployment workers told him: "We're sorry. We can't verify your identity," even though he has lived in the
same house since the 1980s. Finally, he was directed to fax a copy of his Social Security card. He didn't have a
physical card so he went to the Social Security office to get a temporary one and faxed it to the state as requested.
Weeks went by and he heard nothing, so he called again and was told that no one could verify getting his Social
Security document. Bass said he got benefits only after he called his Florida legislator, Rep. George Moraitis Jr.,