All of us at JTE were saddened to hear that Graham “James” Thomas, original founding partner of James Thomas Engineering passed away overnight. Graham and his partner, John Walters, started JTE in Worcestershire, England in 1977 and their designs became synonymous with the growth and look of rock ‘n’ roll productions throughout the 80s & 90s, in the U.K., in the United States and across the world. Graham truly was one of the founding fathers of the truss and rigging entertainment technology industry that we know today. Graham retired from the business in 2014 when JTE became part of Area Four Industries. All of us at JTE and Area Four Industries would like to pass on our condolences to Graham’s friends and family.