| Nick Cray, Group Director
P21 Operations Group
Nick is a Management Consultant in the Madison area (Operations Excellence, LLC) specializing in the improvement of small manufacturers. Nick worked for 40 years in various manufacturing industries initially as an Engineer and then as an Operations Manager and VP of Operations. Nick’s numerous business accomplishments have been realized using his skills in strategic planning, continuous improvement, and lean manufacturing principles. Nick is a skilled leader and effective communicator, and an expert at fostering teamwork, mentoring and implementing change. Nick is adept at creating a positive, respectful, problem-solving culture.
Nick’s specialties have been in Lean Manufacturing Implementation, Management Development and Teambuilding, Manufacturing Operations Management, Problem Solving Implementation, Continuous Process Improvement, Labor Management Relationship Building, Budgeting and Capital Expenditures, Profitability & Productivity Improvement, New Technology Implementation, Personnel Development, and Safety Improvement.
Nick earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Ilinois Tech as well as an Executive MBA from Northwestern (Kellogg School) University.