Jim Wetzel is a proven manufacturing-industry executive in leading change, creating vision and influencing the organization into action. He's an experienced technical leader with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry and Smart Manufacturing. Jim was chairman of the board of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Council and CEO of CESMII. He spent 6 years in the plastics industry and 32 years at General Mills.
Jim is the co-founder of the NxGen Group, focused on assisting manufacturing organizations to evolve in response to today’s 21st-century competitive environment of continuous disruption.