Experience: Prairie Partners LLC, BLM GROUP USA Corporation, PRC Laser Corporation, Coherent General, Inc., Radiation Dynamics Division of Monsanto, Cottrell, Inc., Allied Chemical Corporation
Roles: Managing Director, President, COO, Board of Directors, Vice President, Director of Marketing, Applications Engineering Manager, Project Engineer
Education: M.B.A. – Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.S. Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jim Rutt mentors and coaches CEO’s and business owners of privately owned companies who are looking for strategic ways to guide organizations to a path of sustainable long term growth and profitability.
He is an international business executive with 40+ years’ experience supplying capital goods to the manufacturing sector. Over the course of his career, Jim has held positions of progressively increasing responsibilities in engineering, project management, new product planning, sales, marketing, and customer service management, strategic planning, and general management. He started up the US subsidiary of a European parent, serving 11 years as President and a Director leading the organization to accelerated growth and multi-million dollar revenues.
Jim places emphasis on people, product and service innovation, and customer relationships as the keys to long term success. He is a problem solver focusing on the identification of root causes of business issues and guides the development of solutions with quantifiable measurement of progress toward goals.
He has experience in a broad spectrum of manufacturing industries across North America, Europe, and Asia with environmental controls, and materials processing technologies in metals, polymeric, and elastomeric materials.
Based on his broad experience, Jim has helped organizations develop and implement strategic business plans based on market driving forces and the philosophies of hiring the best available talent, investments in product and service innovations, and a dedication to finding innovative ways to serve customer’s needs in an ever changing technological and competitive environment.