Bill Nicholson

Contact Information

Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: (406) 249-9404
Fax: (406) 994-3391
Email: bnicholson@montana.edu

About

Born and raised in Montana, Bill has 29+ years of experience in manufacturing operations management, leadership, quality management systems, with over 20 years of hands-on experience in teaching and implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing Systems.  Client focused, accountable, trusted partner to help you improve your business.

Expertise

  • Strategic Planning & Mgmt
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Plant Operations
  • Lean Administration
  • Production System Design
  • Lean Engineering
  • Leadership Coaching / Training
  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Feasibility Analysis 
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Product Costing / Margin Analysis
  • Growth Development
  • Shop Rate Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Profit/Loss Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Leads
  • Automation& Equipment Justification
  • Financial Analysis
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Facility Layout
  • Hoshin Planning
  • High Performance Work Systems
  • CNC Machine Shop Management
  • Food/Beverage Manufacturing

Education & Professional Background

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, MSU
  • PE License Mechanical Engineering – Washington State 
  • MEP Emerging Leader 2012
  • RABQSA Lead Auditor (TPECS) Certificate #7700839-94502
  • Lean Bronze Certificate – SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering)