James W. Gruening, MS




A co-founder of Mechdyne Corporation, James Gruening serves as Senior Vice President. In this role he is responsible for the sales, marketing, development, design, operation, and improvement of Mechdyne technologies and services. As part of this role, James also monitors overall corporate efficiency and client satisfaction.

He is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is an alumnus of the National Security Forum, Air War College.

Prior to founding Mechdyne, James held positions with at Engineering Animation, Inc., and also served as a research scientist at Iowa State University.


Certifications: OSHA 10-hour


Global Experience: Jim works closely with our global clients with regular visits to six continents.


Key Education:MS degree and a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University


Blogs Written by Jim

What Makes a Company's Core Values Real?

Middle School Teacher Externs at Mechdyne for a Week

Briefing Program Managers: The Key to a Successful Executive Briefing Center

Mechdyne Stays "Loyal Forever True" at Iowa State University Career Fair

How Executive Briefing Centers Impact You - Part 1

How Executive Briefing Centers Impact You - Part 2

How Genesis Systems Group's Executive Briefing Center Became a Success

3 Things to Consider Before Designing an Executive Briefing Center

3 Strategies to Avoid Overspending on Technology

3 Reasons for a Unified Design-Build-Support Approach

Data Manipulation Supports NIST's Discoveries

Stop Talking About Technology: Avoid White Elephants by Asking Why

Stop Talking About Technology

Don't Fall in Love with the Technology, Fall in Love with Your Goals

The Change Order Trap

Uncovering Innovations Through Visualization

Solving Business Challenges with Visualization Technology

A Functionality Overhaul

"Just Google It"

Following the Data: Creating and Tracking a New Museum Experience

Teammates Rank Number One at Mechdyne!

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