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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of getting to know PCA® team members.

Name: James R. Eckerle

Job Title: Vice President/Principal

Joined PCA® in 1990

How do you think your employees or co-workers would describe you?

Friendly and approachable.

What was your first job?

My first job was as a court clerk.

Who inspires you?

My Mother.

If you could trade jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be?

Any NBA franchise owner.

Where would we find you on a typical Saturday?

I am usually working in the yard, swimming, watching sports.

What would you like to be known for?

Integrity.

What company or organization other than PCA, do you admire?

Apple. They are always adapting and always changing.

What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

The Caribbean.

What is one memory you treasure most?

There are four, meeting my wife and the birth of my three children.

What is your favorite movie line?

There are too many to list!

What aspects of your work do you most enjoy?

Getting to meet new people.

What have you most recently crossed off your bucket list?

I recently visited the JFK Museum in Dallas, Texas.

What is one superpower you would like to have?

I would enjoy being able to read others minds.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Vacationing together.

Do you collect anything?

Watches.

If you could learn any skill, what would it be?

To play the Piano.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Don't let your emotions get to high, or too low.

What is your favorite Cincinnati staple?

The Cincinnati Reds and Skyline Chili.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

The passing of my father.

Outside of PCA, Jim enjoys travel, working outside, swimming and spending time with his wife and children. He resides in Villa Hills, KY with his wife, Terry. He has 3 adult children, Collin(NKU), Ellie(Xavier), and Anna(UC), and their dog, Casey.