Mr. Jim Lacey, Senior Director, is an industrial engineer and operational excellence professional with over 30 years of experience leading teams and transformation efforts in manufacturing, defense, aerospace, and consumer goods industries. He is a sought-after professional with proven skills in Lean Six Sigma, project team leadership, operations management, capital and operating budgeting, industrial engineering, capital equipment justification, quality systems, process engineering, maintenance, and special project assignments with emphasis on applying Toyota Production Systems (TPS), Kaizen, Statistical Process Control (SPC), training design and delivery, and MRPII assignments.
At Kennedy Space Center, Jim supported the space shuttle flight crew engineering group in reconfiguring the crew module components and provided engineering support to a lithium hydroxide logistics refurbishment facility. Additional industry experience includes but is not limited to the following: steel extrusion, architectural aluminum extrusion, automotive textiles, fiberglass coating and woven metal screening manufacturing, automotive aluminum tubing, fiberglass boat assembly, aerospace component fabrication for MDA testing, food grade salt processing, medical device manufacturing, sunscreen manufacturing, prosthetic fabrication, medical kit fabrication, large water pump machining and assembly, rail road controls fabrication, electronic component packaging, sonobuoy manufacturing, retail distribution center, solid material screening, and sifting manufacturing.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.