Jim is a senior manufacturing manager with 35+ years of broad-based leadership experience, and a track record of delivering site initiatives including organizational change, lean practices, and new product implementation and launch.
Jim started his career in the automotive industry working engineering roles at United Technologies Automotive. He later joined Gillette and the leadership team at the Oral-B Laboratories manufacturing site. His leadership accountabilities at Gillette, and post-acquisition Procter and Gamble, included operations, engineering, HS&E, product development, human resources, and facilities management.
Jim was a key member of the leadership team implementing a Lean Transformation Program that transitioned the site into a benchmark operation, delivering significant improvements across all key manufacturing measurables.
Throughout his career Jim has worked to provide sustainable solutions to manufacturing issues, building the capability of all employees through broad based communication, and leveraging metrics to identify future opportunities.
Jim holds a BA degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. In his free time, he enjoys bicycling, hiking, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
- Culture and Change
- Lean Practices
- Continuous Improvement
- Cost Reduction
- Coaching and Training
- Health Safety, Environmental
- Product Development
- Human Resources