Nick Shields, Trustee
Director, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
Nick Shields has over 20 years experience working in both SMEs and multinational manufacturing firms such as Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corporation and Gas Measurement Instruments.
Nick’s experience has been gained through senior management roles in several areas such as: operations management of high volume FMCG where he was responsible for restructuring the global manufacturing operation across US, UK and Far East, Engineering manager in a capital equipment manufacturer responsible for CAD/CAM implementation and a green-field factory build, new product introduction and product development within the electronics industry and management of a number of change management programmes using lean and 6 sigma techniques.
Nick joined SMAS at Scottish Enterprise in 2007 and was appointed director of SMAS in June 2011.