Business Growth Consultant James Thomas with Enterprise Minnesota

James Thomas

Business Growth Consultant

About James

Business growth consultant James Thomas brings over nineteen years of industry experience working as a quality and management systems director for large and small manufacturers. His expertise ranges from enterprise-wide quality improvement projects to implementing ISO systems around the world.

Before joining Enterprise Minnesota in 2022, James worked with manufacturers as an independent business consultant, and prior to that was Director of Global Quality for Nilfisk.

James lives in Monticello, MN and is a member of the ASQ Community.  In his spare time, James enjoys traveling, fishing with his children, and hunting.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Queens University, Belfast, Co Antrim, UK

Certifications ​

  • InterTek Lead Auditor Certified: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, AS9100 Rev D, and IATF 16949: 2016
  • ASQ – Quality Management Certified, Six Sigma/ Lean Certified
Additional resources:

Enterprise Minnesota consulting services

State of Manufacturing® survey results

Enterprise Minnesota® magazine