Head shot of Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson, MBA, CMQ/OE, is a business leader with 20 years of experience specializing in strategy, management, engineering, and quality. He has led project teams in a variety of areas including design, manufacturing, Six Sigma, Lean, and Performance Excellence, and holds two US patents.

Jim is a member of ASQ and the Performance Excellence Network, including board membership in both organizations. He is active in the Minnesota state and AHCA Baldrige Quality Award programs, participating and leading teams for state and national organizations.

Jim has a bachelor's degree in engineering from MSU-Mankato, an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is a Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence from ASQ and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Caterpillar and GE).

Jim teaches Process Innovation and Implementating Process Change for the University of Minnesota. He also presented the webinar Improving Processes with Process Management Maturity.