Portrait of Steve Dybdal

Contact Information

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Missoula College, Suite 321
1205 East Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 493-5314 
Email: Steven Dybdal


Steve Dybdal has nearly 20 years of experience in managing manufacturing operations, much of it in the Missoula area. He offers expertise in many areas, including operational excellence, performance improvement, quality management systems, and supply chain management. With a background in the food and dietary supplement industries, Steve can also provide invaluable guidance on FDA compliance issues.  His previous positions include Supply Chain Manager for Ribus, Inc., and Director of Operations for Nutritional Laboratories International.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management and an M.B.A., both from the University of Montana. With his strong connection to the Missoula area, and active involvement with the Western Montana Manufacturing Partnership, Steve is focused on building long-term economic growth that enables young people to stay in Montana.

Having spent over 10 years working in the timber industry in western Montana and northern Idaho, Steve cultivated his love for the outdoors. This is reflected through his work to start a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation in Sandpoint, ID and leading a disabled veteran hunting program through the United States of Hope in Missoula, MT. 


  • Quality Management Systems
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Data-driven problem solving
  • Team building and leadership
  • Operational excellence using Lean, 5S, SPC, and Six Sigma systems
  • FDA compliance, including cGMP management systems
  • Project management

Education & Professional Background

  • B.S., Forest Resource Management, University of Montana
  • M.B.A., University of Montana