Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Industry Advisor





Jim Parsons is an Industry Advisor for the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  He works with organizations throughout Indiana to provide trusted consultation, training, and technical assistance services.  


Jim has over 10 years of Manufacturing Management experience in a fast paced environment serving both Automotive and Agriculture OEMs. His leadership helped lead to record sales and profit utilizing Lean Principles and Continuous improvement by empowering team members to reach their full potential. Jim was responsible for every area of the company including sales, P&L, operations, and HR. He also served on several community boards including three Advisory Councils for local high schools. Jim was instrumental in starting MFG day events, giving school presentations, and setting up Job Fairs for manufacturers at these schools, building a pipeline of new employees for local manufacturers. He is a graduate of Purdue University in Computer & Electrical Engineering.

Skills & Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Coaching and Development
  • Operational Excellence
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operations Leadership
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Networking
  • Connecting clients to solutions 


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