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Jim Handy

Jim Handy

Senior Industry Advisor



Jim is a Senior Industry Advisor and works with organizations around the state of Indiana on continuous improvement education, training, coaching/mentoring, implementation and organization transformation. Jim is able to help organizations identify opportunities and prioritize the best approach for cost effective solutions to making improvements in the short term as well as the long term. He assesses where an organization is currently and proposes opportunities for improvement building on the current strengths.


Jim has over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Management in both large and small corporations. He has worked in variety of industries including: plastic extrusion, automotive exhaust systems, door hardware, and automated assembly equipment. His Manufacturing experience has included: Manufacturing Supervision, Manufacturing Engineering, Plant Management and Project Management. Jim also has 15 years of Business Development/Account Management in Organizational Consulting. Jim is a certified Lean Enterprise Instructor and a Professional Business Advisor from NIST MEP. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University.

Skills & Expertise:

  • Manufacturing Management 
  • Lean Manufacturing 
  • Manufacturing Management 
  • Leadership 
  • Management 
  • Engineering 
  • Project Management 

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