James T. White, Jr., AOC, CFDAI, FDHI
Jim was a member of several national
positions including: the Board of Governors (2009-2012), Strategic
Advisory Council (2007), DHI Conference Host Committee (2008, Chair),
Chair and member of the Chapter Leadership Committee (2009-2011;
2015-2016), Media & Editorial Board (2009-2011), and the Board of
As a member of the New England Chapter
of DHI, Jim has served in many Board and committee positions. He is
currently serving as Chapter President in addition to two other terms as
President (2004-2006 & 2006-2008). He was the Chapter Historian
(2012-2014), the Chapter Secretary (2014-2017) and is currently a
Trustee of the George P. Sargent Educational Trust, beginning my tenure
in 2014. He has been on the Education Committee since 2004.
The New England Chapter has won the Mary
Roth Award nine times. The wins in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 were won
during his tenure as President. He also led classes as a DHI Chapter Level
Having graduated from college in the
Building Construction program in 1981, Jim went to work for a construction
company as a site supervisor and estimator. He was laid off for the
winter in 1983 and answered an ad for a draftsman at a door company. He joined the door hardware industry thirty-five years ago in 1988. Jim was the 1st AOC and EHC in the New England Chapter and the 8th AOC and 19th EHC
in North America and has been a member of the Seal Program since 2005.
His DHI honors and recognitions include winner of the Fellow Award in
2017, and the Award of Merit in 2008.
Jim's community service extends beyond just the door hardware community. He has
guided and mentored local youth through his involvement as a Boy Scout
Leader, helping five scouts to achieve Eagle Scout. He was also an
assistant coach to his wife ‘Coach’ Jeanine for Field Hockey and Soccer. He is currently driving veterans to their hospital appointments through his
local chapter of the American Legion.
He is also a veteran, having served our
country in the U.S. Marine Corps, and in continuing his service for 21
years, as a member of the Rhode Island Air National Guard.