Jim Butts

Jim Butts – Mechnical Engineering Manager 


Jim Butts rejoined Dielectric in 2016 as Engineering Manager, responsible for the supervision and direction of broadcast antenna and RF research and development projects. He previously served as Senior Mechanical Engineer from 1997-2005, overseeing the design of some of the industry’s most complex high-power antenna projects including a rooftop Empire State Building installation; and a unique triple-stack antenna system on the Willis Tower in Chicago.

Jim’s efforts have played a major role in Dielectric’s ability to meet enormous customer demand in alignment with production deadlines. His awareness of industry trends and developments has also helped to define important design attributes for Dielectric products. This includes the design and integration of safety devices into antennas in alignment with structural TIA code changes, which has increased safety for installers and tower crews around the world.

Jim studied Mechanical Engineering the University of Rhode Island, earning both his Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. In between his two roles at Dielectric, Jim served as Technical Leader, Wind Turbine Towers for GE Power and Water, where he led a global team of engineering in the design, construction and technical support of wind turbine towers and tower mechanical internal components.