Jim Odom is President of Breakthrough Strategies LLC in Cortland, Ohio and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In addition to his consulting practice, he has taught Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes, and ASQ certification classes at Kent State University, Trumbull and Salem campuses. Jim currently teaches Lean Six Sigma classes and is a LeanOhio Bootcamp Trainer for Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College.
Jim has served on the continuous improvement committee at Humility of Mary hospitals in the Warren-Youngstown area. He has also served as the education chairperson, treasurer, and chairperson of ASQ Section 0805 and served as past education chairperson for ASQ Automotive Division. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from General Motors Institute. Jim is the 2005 recipient of the ASQ Automotive Section’s Quality Professional of the year award and was elected ASQ Fellow in November, 2009.