Rick Kvasager is a business development consultant who works with manufacturing companies in west cental Minnesota including Alexandria, Litchfield, Montevideo, and Willmar to help them compete internationally and grow profitably. He possesses a wealth of experience in industrial engineering and project management, and was an early practitioner of Training Within Industry (TWI). This experience has given Rick unique insight into manufacturing processes and has helped him establish a lengthy track record of connecting manufacturers to the resources they need to boost plant productivity, eliminate wastes, and improve customer satisfaction. His focus is on observing and understanding the needs of each individual business so that he can best guide them on a path for growth.
Before joining Enterprise Minnesota, Rick served as a senior industrial engineer for Control Data Corporation, and as an industrial engineer for both Square D and Honeywell.
Rick resides in Alexandria and is a member of the Tri-State Manufacturers Association and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He also serves on the Technology Advisory Council for the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.
- Bachelor’s degree in industrial technology - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
- Coursework in human factors engineering - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Certifications and Training
- TWI - Job Methods Training
- TWI - Job Relations Training