Operational Excellence Specialist

Shane Cantrell joined the NWIRC staff in January 2024 and moved from Hamilton, Montana to Meadville, PA as the Operational Excellence Specialist. His passions are helping others improve and ultimately fulfilling their destiny for their life. In his role, he assists manufacturers supporting their needs to become more competitive through continuous improvement, technology advancement, and workforce development initiatives.

Born and raised in Montana, Shane has 15+ years of experience in manufacturing operations management, leadership, and lean transformation with demonstrated ability to implement swift and impactful business performance solutions to upper management and owners in manufacturing, high tech, and service sectors. Relationship-based, high integrity, and “get-it-done” approach to assist clients in developing a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

Shane earned his BS in Industrial & Management Engineering from Montana State University – Bozeman in 2002. In 2006, he earned his Master’s in Industrial & Management Engineering from Montana State University – Bozeman.

Meadville Office
Phone: (406) 595-0679   
scantrell@nwirc.org