Anil Shah is a seasoned manufacturing operations executive, focusing on developing strategies and leading initiatives that consistently improve productivity and profits. Anil is a change agent skilled in integrating businesses, cultures and people. He excels in aligning goals, groups and operational resources, and in building disciplined teams focused on the continuous improvement of operational processes, productivity, cost, and quality.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Anil was an Executive Vice President of Operations for NextLife LLC, where he was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain processes. Anil opened a new production facility, collaborated with customers in development of material blends, managed FDA certification requirements, and developed a manufacturing partnership in Asia.
He was also Vice President of Operations for Wilkinson Industries where he headed the manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain functions and was instrumental in contributing to increased cash flow and over $3.7 million in cost savings and operational efficiencies in less than two years. As Executive VP of Operations for Solo Cup, Anil led the operations team in achieving more than $45 million in operations synergies, and helped drive revenue growth from $550 million in 1999 to more than $2.4 billion. Prior to Solo Cup, Anil worked his way to become Area Manufacturing Manager for Continental Can and had responsibility for the $350 million Closure division.
Anil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Mathematics from Gujarat University, and pursued continuing studies toward an MS Operations degree at Chicago’s Roosevelt University.