Jim Elliott has worked in the plastic and ancillary manufacturing industries for 43 years. His experience ranges from factory application engineering to senior management. He is presently the DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED TECHNOGY at NYPRO Inc. one of the largest global plastic and contract manufacturers, serving the Fortune 300 companies. Nypro employs 14,000 people. At Nypro he was formerly Global Director of Tooling and Operational Readiness. Jim Elliott was trained as an Industrial Engineer at Fitchburg State College; MA. He completed studies in Plastic technology at the former Lowell Technological Institute presently UMASS Lowell. He also holds an MBA and B.S. in Accounting from Husson University, Bangor ME.; Certificates of advanced graduate studies and an M.A. in Economic and Social Development from University of Massachusetts at Lowell.