Term Expired March 2023
Jim Wright is the Vice President of Operations for Proof Research, located in Columbia Falls, Montana. Proof Research is an industry leader that designs and manufactures state-of-the-art carbon fiber composite firearms for both military and commercial applications. Mr. Wright has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing engineering and production management across the aerospace, automotive, semiconductor and firearms industries. Throughout his professional career, he has spent a significant amount of time abroad working with European and Asian companies, and brings a passion to apply best-in-class concepts and lean manufacturing principles to help improve manufacturing within the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University and was a member of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (Montana’s MEP Center) advisory board for six years, serving in both the vice president and president roles. He is active in the local community and serves on the board of directors for the Kalispell City Chamber of Commerce.