Founder and Company Profile

J M Electronic Engineering, Inc.

Jim Moore

James E. Moore was born January 6, 1921 in Clarksville, Texas.  Mr. Moore attended Avery High School where he was President of the Class for four years and editor of the school paper. He was active in baseball, track, boxing and the Boy Scouts. He earned Eagle Scout and became Senior Patrol Leader of the local Troop.

After graduating in 1938, he attended and graduated from the National School of Radio and Television in Los Angeles, CA. He continued in the Radio business by becoming the Assistant Chief Engineer at KCMC, Texarkana, Texas for one year before moving to Austin, Texas to become the Assistant Chief Engineer at KNOW. He served his country during World War II becoming an AAF Commissioned Officer (Pilot) in 1944. He returned to Austin and graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948. He went on to obtain his Masters in Economics and Doctorate in Fire Protection Engineering.

When he returned to Austin he started the first FM radio station called KHFI-FM. He owned another business called Hi-Fidelity Inc., which is where he came up with the call sign KHFI. He also started the first jazz and blues FM radio station KAZZ. With his knowledge, passion, ingenuity and strong work ethic he went on to successfully own over 40 businesses. These businesses ranged from radio, DJ, inventor, manufacturing fire and security equipment, motel, restaurant, direct mail, tax service, gold mining, stock and commodity trading, real estate, copier service and of course J M Electronic Engineering, Inc.

He invented and held the patent for the automatic tape dialer and wireless smoke detector in 1962. Mr. Moore served as Chairman of the Fire Alarm Advisory board of the State Fire Marshal of Texas for over eight years. He was a speaker and instructor for National Associations and State Health Department Engineers and Architects. JMEE has been a very successful fire protection company that was started in 1955. His personal interests, besides work, include UT Longhorns, live music, traveling, antiquing and spending time with friends and family.  Mr. Moore was called home to our heavenly father August 16, 2010 at the age of 89.