ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”
VisionnGroup is determined to be the trusted advisor and valued partner for companies requiring exceptional, high-performance operations in order to meet their corporate objectives.
With nGROUP, clients achieve more and risk less
in labor-intensive operations.
our workforce and our partners. We build strong, honest and open relationships to provide extraordinary client service.
Excellent in Execution
on cutting edge technology, nGROUP is able to drive efficiency on a consistent basis.
if accountability is not the driving, consistent principle. We hire disciplined,
trustworthy team members who take responsibility for achieving results.
Passion for High Performance
Every day, every week, every month and every year we are dedicated to meeting or exceeding expectations.
To excel we are committed to continuous personal, team and corporate improvement.
For over 25 years
Leaders With Real Experience
President and Co-Founder
David Hair is a successful entrepreneur and business leader. Hair owned businesses in equipment financing, staffing and recruiting before founding nGROUP in 2001.
Hair create the insourcing concept for labor intensive production and is committed to driving growth through excellence and integrity. Hair served as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Navy and earned a BS in Business Management from Indiana University. The philosophy of vested partnerships is a significant reason nGROUP achieves significant results for its clients, says Hair.
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
Jim Zimmerman is an Industrial Engineer, and a leading expert in Lean Six Sigma Operations Process Outsourcing.
His experience partnering with industry leaders throughout the U.S. provides nGROUP clients with unparalleled insight, best practices and outcomes. Zimmerman, a graduate of Virginia Tech with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Statistics, craves efficient, high-performance production. He is confident that with the proven nGROUP performance system his talented, hands-on Executive Team will turn ‘chaos into calm’ at each client facility.
Chief Operating Officer
Bob Duron is responsible for exceeding operational and financial expectations of nGROUP clients. Under Bob’s seasoned leadership, the experienced Solutions Team creates operationally innovative, cost-effective facilities from start-up to optimizing operations, hitting SLA’s to growing capacity, sourcing a productive workforce to employee engagement.
Over his 30-year career Bob has managed operations for some of the largest, most respected global companies in eCommerce, reverse logistics, direct imports and retail, along with leading large verticals for top 3PL companies. After early career operations management positions with Amazon.com and Gap, Bob spent 16 years in Leadership/Divisional VP of Supply Chain roles at Walmart Stores and five years with DHL/Excel/Americold leading large regions and divisions.
During his time at Walmart.com, Bob was introduced to the Labor Unit Management Model created by nGROUP founders David Hair and Jim Zimmerman. He used the model to transform many facilities under his leadership, lowering labor costs and increasing productivity to record levels. It is only fitting that as nGroup COO Bob has come full circle, now helping other successful executives achieve career highs in both cost-efficiency and productivity with the nGROUP 'magic.'
Executive Vice President
Diron Raines manages assessment and benefits case development, while maintaining responsibilities for implementation and ongoing leadership with client partners.
Prior to joining nGROUP, Raines was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Strategy Practice. He implemented and managed cost reduction and tactical improvement programs for several global companies. Raines is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Chemical Engineering. The results nGROUP achieved for Sony were especially satisfying to Raines, as the nGROUP/Sony team created a 30% cost reduction for this high quality, already efficient global leader, significantly contributing to their global business initiative.
Vice President Sales
Ryan Cates joined nGROUP in 2006 as nGROUP’s first dedicated business development executive.
During his tenure Ryan has also taken on leadership roles in operations and implementations. In doing so he has developed expertise in a variety of industries, including third party logistics, retail and wholesale distribution, fresh fruit and vegetable processing, reverse logistics, packaging and fulfillment, and automotive manufacturing. He consults with executives to evaluate effective operational solutions then patiently waits until they are ready to move to the nGROUP system. Known for building long term relationships, Ryan believes patience and persistence create the best client partnerships. He is on the board of his local Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) chapter, earned a Lean 6 Sigma greenbelt, has completed post graduate coursework through Wharton Business School, is Sandler Sales Certified, and graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a BS in Chemistry.
Vice President Technology
David Cook is responsible for technology development for nGROUP corporate systems, as well as onsite technology initiatives, such as sophisticated work scheduling and incentive pay payroll systems.
Prior to joining nGROUP, Cook was heavily involved in leading the development and implementation for two Software as a Service companies that delivered solutions to large customer bases in education and business nationally as well as internationally. Also an excellent communicator, Cook is partners with nGROUP executives to develop instructional videos and training for nGROUP University. Cook graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BS and received a MS from Florida Institute of Technology.