Alistair Stewart

Contact Information

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Suite 1
P.O. Box 174255 Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: (406) 994-3812

Cell: (406) 606-0050
Email: Alistair Stewart


Alistair Stewart is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center in Chicago. He rejoined the MEP system in 2015 as MMEC’s Specialist for Billings and then Bozeman. His non-MEP experience includes leveraging operational excellence to accelerate & improve portfolio company performance for private equity investors, including consulting practice leadership with Giga Information Group (now Forrester), and positions of increasing responsibility with firms such as Baxter Healthcare, British Gas, and British Technology Group.

Alistair holds a Master of Science degree in Managerial Communication from Northwestern University. He has achieved the Certified Exit Planning Advisor credential, and holds additional professional credentials in Innovation, Lean, and Six Sigma. He serves as a Senior Advisor at an Investment Banking firm focused on the lower middle market, and as an Advisor to one of the country’s leading Transition Readiness consultancies.

Alistair is an avid fly fisherman, and is very active in Trout Unlimited and other coldwater conservation organizations.


  • Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing
  • Business Ownership Transition
  • Strategic Value Growth
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Agile Strategy
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Innovation
  • Growth
  • Benchmarking
  • Sustainability

Education & Professional Background

  • B.Sc. Plymouth University (U.K.)
  • MSC Northwestern University

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Professional Business Advisor, Benchmarking Professional, Master Business Innovator, Sustainability Practitioner, Business Growth Coach, Six Sigma Green Belt

Professional Publications

Stewart, Alistair. “How Transition Readiness Can Ease the Pain and Prepare You For Success.” Case Study. Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. July 2022. (Download the pdf.)