A headshot of manufacturing business advisor Wayne Thompson

Wayne Thompson

Manufacturing Business Advisor

Wayne brings 20 years of experience in supply chain with international and domestic manufacturers. For the last seven years, he led the supply chain practice at the University of Wisconsin's UWEBC, assisting Wisconsin based manufacturers validate strategies and achieve operational excellence. Wayne's diverse background includes serving as the Vice President of E-Business and Director of Logistics at Pacific Cycle; managing nine facilities at Parts Now, a global remanufacturer of printer parts; helped lead the start-up team that opened Zulily's fulfillment center in Reno; and conducted mining exploration projects globally and for some of the largest mine sites in Nevada. He has prior experience in academia, having developed and taught supply chain curriculum and delivered Purdue University's Green Manufacturing Certification to industry professionals. Most recently, Wayne has been working as a supply chain consultant with a variety of service providers in the real estate, transportation and procurement fields.

MBA, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Diploma, Geoscience, Fleming College in Ontario, Canada