Introducing Jim Logan, Director of Operational Excellence, ARCH Corporate
In his newly created role as Director of Operational Excellence, Jim Logan will support all business segments, with an immediate focus on the Medical Solutions and Precision Components groups.
Jim has over 25 years of engineering and operations management experience in several industries. He began his career working for Tier I automotive suppliers that manufactured a variety of components for powertrain and suspension systems. It was during these years while working for Borg Warner Automotive that he got the opportunity to study Lean Manufacturing in Japan through a program sponsored by the Commerce Department and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. During his yearlong work-study program he gained first-hand knowledge of the Toyota Production System while working for a supplier to Toyota. It was also during his time in Japan where he met his wife Carla Logan, who was in Japan teaching Spanish at the time.
Upon returning to the United States he rotated thru several roles working for Borg Warner Automotive in Continuous Improvement and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. One of these was a two-year assignment in Germany to scope, design, and implement a new manufacturing site for producing advanced design transmission components going into Volkswagen Automobiles.
After returning from Germany, Jim has had roles in plant management, advanced manufacturing engineering, and continuous improvement for aerospace and oil and gas companies.
“In all of my roles I have blended the use of various continuous improvement tools, development of high-performing teams, and engineering practices to create unique solutions to various problems.”
Jim has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He also has certifications as a Lean Leader and Six Sigma Black Belt. In his spare time Jim enjoys woodworking, old cars, reading and teaching American History.