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Jim Wetzel

Jim Wetzel

NxGen Group

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.


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