How I can help you

I can help clients with strategy, product development, marketing , manufacturing, and global expansion.

My career started with engineering and project management then transitioned to manufacturing  and general management. I was able to work in a variety of industries, ranging from technology to consumer foods, to starting up a rechargeable battery company and getting it public. As a CEO for the last 25 years, I grew companies both domestically and internationally.

My sweet spot is helping companies develop strategies and execution plans that turn those strategies into realities via product development, organization development, marketing and sales strategies, manufacturing and supply chain.


Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY-1980

MSE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY-1976

BSME, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD-1968

James Elsner

Communication Methods

  • In Person