Roger ShrumRegional Manager

“I match solutions with needs.”

Contact Information:

Northern Illinois University
8500 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Cell: 815-298-7134
Fax: 309-677-3289
Email: rshrum(at)imec.org

Lending a Hand:

I have deep roots in the Rockford area where I have helped local companies add a total of 437 jobs and retain 561 jobs. It is here where I began my career in manufacturing and is still where I live and work.

My goal is to become a trusted advisor to local manufacturers, to become the guy they can turn to with questions, to become the sounding board where business leaders can bounce ideas and concerns off of. Being a visionary and strategic thinker, I have a unique ability to quickly access and determine an organization’s culture and can diagnose where a company may be struggling, needing improvement and also excelling. The more I learn about a company the more I am able to match strategic solutions with critical business objectives.

Part of my process is to put in place a framework that prioritizes key initiatives so that the business owners can earmark and not only see, but also understand the changes going forward. I am in constant contact throughout the duration of the project to answer any and all questions all while looking for feedback and seeing how we may be able to help further down the road.

My Background:

I’ve spent my entire career in manufacturing as a tool maker, front line supervisor and operations manager. In various capacities I created and implemented strategies to impact growth, profitability and employee involvement. I’ve championed multiple lean manufacturing initiatives in various industries. I have decades of experience in Lean Manufacturing Leadership, Team Training, Strategic Planning, ERP Systems, Quality Management Systems, Kaizen Event Facilitation and Change Management.

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