Title/Position: Director, Facilities ManagementProfile:
James E. Sprinkle, Jr. is an experienced Facilities Maintenance & Operations professional, with over 25 years of maintenance management, marketing and business development expertise. He is currently the Director of Facilities Management for the Coral Gables campus within the Real Estate and Facilities Division.
James and his Facilities Teams oversee maintenance operations, utilities infrastructure, energy management, and environmental services of the Coral Gables campus that encompasses 239 acres, 130 buildings totaling approximately 6 million sq. ft.
James’ team consists of 10 Facilities Managers and approximately 100 skilled employees comprised of leads, licensed mechanics and general technicians.
Additionally, he oversees a 24-hour Facilities Customer Service Desk. The Facilities Customer Service Desk serves as the single point of contact for the University community relating to facilities and campus infrastructures. Their primary goal is to provide a high quality customer service experience in a timely manner to resolve maintenance and operational issues.
James began his career as an aircraft mechanic with the US Air Force and continued to develop his maintenance and operational expertise in commercial aviation as an Airframe and Power Plant mechanic. His career development included assignments with increasing responsibility in both maintenance and flight operations, Field Systems Maintenance Engineer, Senior Heavy Maintenance Representative, Maintenance Controller, Director of Maintenance, Director of Quality Assurance and Chief Operations Officer.
In addition to his aviation certifications he has completed both certificated and accredited professional courses in business operations, business management, project management, energy management and LEEDS. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College, Lander University, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro and the University of Miami.
He and his wife have two children. He enjoys all outdoor activities and sports.