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James Russell

Senior Consultant

James Russell is a Professor in the Technology Leadership and Innovation Department at Purdue University. He teaches various courses including Organizational Change Management, Project Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, Leadership for Quality and Productivity, and Applied Leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

James earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Technology from Indiana State University and his Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

During his 25 year career, James has worked in several different industrial sectors including the defense, pharmaceutical, electrical, transportation, heavy trucking and automotive industries. He has been a Plant Manager for three different manufacturing organizations, successfully leading as many as 600 employees at one time.

For the last ten years, James has provided technical and leadership development consulting and training services to many employers throughout the United States. His specialties include Candidate Assessment and Selection, Leadership Skills Development, Succession Planning, Management Strategy and Lean/Six Sigma.