In 1998, the Comerford Consulting Group (CCG) was formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, to assist manufacturers of technical products with technology transfer, product planning, marketing, and development. CCG has helped clients in Southern Ohio manage sales, marketing, and engineering projects; with particular emphasis on commercialization of SBIR projects. This involved work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and with defense contractors to commercialize SBIR-derived software products that enabled direct programming of digital signal processors from
Simulink in MATLAB.
After relocating CCG to Rolla in 2004 and working with clients at Missouri S&T, Tim became Assistant Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) in February, 2005 and became Business Director of the CAMT Industrial Consortium in 2007. The Industrial Consortium was grown to 10 members with Boeing as the anchor member. In May, 2011, Tim partnered with Barry White, former Director of the Small Business Technology Development Center at Missouri S&T, to form Technology Business Group, LLC.
Prior to 1998, as Vice President of Engineering for Mercury Instruments, a Cincinnati manufacturer of measurement and communication instrumentation, Tim managed product development, engineering, quality assurance, and software development; and built an engineering department to develop a new line of laptop programmable electronic flow computers for the Natural Gas Industry, which became the overwhelming market leader and the industry standard of quality.
After earning a BSME from the University of Cincinnati, Tim sold industrial control instrumentation for Honeywell in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis; then managed process instrumentation marketing for Rosemount (now Emerson Process Management) in Minneapolis and for Foxboro in Boston. A line of process transmitters Tim developed at Rosemount became such an industry game-changer that one now resides in the Smithsonian. Graduate studies in business included MBA programs at St. Louis University and at the University of Minnesota.