Jim Correll, a retired Oliver Wight Principal, served eight years as chairman of Oliver Wight Americas and co-chairman of Oliver Wight International. As a consultant, he has assisted more than 20 companies attain Class A performance. These companies include numerous Caterpillar Divisions, Imperial Tobacco, General Dynamics Land Systems, Martin Marietta Astronautics, Boeing Portland, and Tektronix, Inc., to name a few.
im gained his Class A experience as an employee of Hyster Company; Wagner Mining Equipment, a division of PACCAR; and Tektronix. At Tektronix he served as the Class A implementation manager. In that capacity, he developed a new organizational structure, implemented new software, and designed and delivered an effective educational training program for both the new software and the behavior changes required to obtain bottom-line results. Jim was the driving force behind the achievement of Class A in the Metal Products Division in less than one year.
A certified Fellow of APICS, he has served on the board of the Portland chapter and has spoken at APICS chapter meetings and international conferences as well as at numerous other professional organizations. Jim is co-author of the newest Oliver Wight publication, An Executive’s Guide to Achieving Class A Business Excellence and also co-authored the books Achieving Class A Business Excellence – An Executive’s Perspective and Gaining Control: Managing Capacity and Priorities, Third Edition, and has written many articles that have appeared in professional periodicals. Jim earned a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University