James Grubb

James Grubb

A master's level engineer and Lean manufacturing guru, Jim is a hands-on expert for your workshops, breakout sessions or on-site training.


James M. (Jim) Grubb is highly experienced in both turnarounds (rapid improvement) and in continuous improvement. He has been responsible for manufacturing, distribution, engineering and strategic planning and in a wide range of industries including consumer products, industrial products, food packaging, and pharmaceutical supply. Jim brings 30 years of manufacturing experience in his role as leader of PGPi's Operational Excellence division.

Jim was trained in engineering, attained both bachelor's and master's degrees, and was promoted into manufacturing management early in his career. As a contributor to growth and profitability, he has held the positions of electrical and hydraulic engineer, plant electrical engineer, superintendent of finished products, manufacturing manager, corporate management trainer, engineering manager, plant manager, director of operations, and vice president of operations. In each of these roles, he has increased output and reduced millions of dollars in expenses to the benefit of his employers. Jim believes that staffing the company with excellent management, then coaching, motivating, and training them aggressively is a key to success. His favorite way to cut costs is to eliminate waste in the operation.

He has been trained in Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, statistical process control, TPM (total productive maintenance), kaizen, and other world-class techniques. An articulate speaker and motivator, his is equally comfortable with large groups and with single individuals. He can train a company's management to recognize, plan, and act to remove wastes of labor, materials, inventory, and inefficiency.

Speech Topics:
  • Business Results
  • Business Trends
  • Green Topics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Office
  • Profit Improvement
  • Strategic Planning


Two Shades of Green
Lean Up and Clean Up $

Conference breakout, pre-conference, post-conference and corporate training topics
Shades of Green
Lean Up and Clean Up $
Lean Manufacturing
Lean Office

Travels From: Indiana
Price: $1,200 - $5,000


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