A taste for the unusual
James and the new desire to experience the world
James Eldridge was born in the US state of Tennessee, in Palmer, a coal-mining town. He has a degree in Construction Management and joined Odebrecht in Miami six years ago. Married with four children and three grandchildren, he is a homebody. He likes to restore historic houses and go antiquing with his wife, Susan Gail. He is now working in New Orleans, but he spent four months in Libya in 2010 and 2011 working on projects at Tripoli International Airport. Since he had never lived or worked outside his home country before, his time in Tripoli was especially challenging. After returning to the US, he wrote My Libya Experience, in which he describes how he applied the teachings of Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO) in a foreign land. “I’d like to keep on expanding my view of the world and get to know more cultures,” he says.