The Concentric team, like our Subject Matter Experts, is comprised of experts. The team has organically grown over the years and our philosophy has been to add team members that not only bring an excellent skill set to the table but also fits in with the team dynamic. We love coming to work everyday and having a great team makes that even better.


Jim Thompson | Founder & President

A Management System expert specializing in advanced manufacturing process improvements, Jim has over 20 years of experience serving domestic and international organizations in their pursuit of excellence.

In 2003, Jim founded Concentric in order to advise customers in organizational improvement, process optimization and integrated (concentric) management techniques. Jim has decades of in Lean, ISO 9001, IATF 16949 + AIAG Core Tools, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and other organizational excellence (OE) implementation projects. In 2008, Jim relocated the business to Charleston, SC due to demand in cost reduction efforts, particularly in the automotive & aerospace manufacturing sectors. Jim is an Exemplar Global accredited QMS Lead Auditor.