Our Project Managers

Our projects are directly managed, by one or both of our two partners, Jim Dillingham and Dan Capshaw.Β  Both partners have extensive experience (Jim with 36 years and Dan with 32 years) helping companies evaluate, design, and implement work systems and shift schedules.Β  In many ways, the background information about Shiftwork Solutions LLC on this website describes their experiences since the work of Shiftwork Solutions is the work of Jim Dillingham and Dan Capshaw.Β 

Dan Capshaw

Dan Capshaw is a partner at Shiftwork Solutions LLC.Β  For more than 32 years he has been helping companies evaluate, design and implement improved shift schedules and work systems.Β  He has worked with just about every industry and field that has shiftwork operations, including food processing, manufacturing, customer service, distribution, maintenance, mining, chemicals, refining, and information technology.Β 

Dan focuses on communication and participation with stakeholders in his projects.  His goal is to develop a clear understanding of the facts to facilitate good decisions, and to identify and implement the optimal shift schedules and work systems for his clients. 

Dan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He performed post graduate work at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.    Dan started his career as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, working on several different nuclear powered submarines.  After leaving the Navy he worked for two years for Chevron Corporation as a Chemical Engineer in their Operations Planning group.  In 1992 Dan began his career as a shiftwork consultant and has been developing his expertise in this field for more than 28 years.

As a partner with Shiftwork Solutions, Dan focuses on change management.  His process involves identifying and quantifying any change.  He is a firm believer in employee involvement, careful business analysis and, when it comes to optimal work schedules, collaborative decision-making.  He knows that that the business needs must be met, and that things run best when the workforce is happy.

Dan, and avid outdoorsman, lives in Ivins, UT with his wife, dog, and Boston Whaler.

Jim Dillingham

Jim Dillingham is a partner at Shiftwork Solutions LLC.Β  For the last 36+ years, he has helped companies around the world, evaluate, design and implement shift schedules.Β  His broad industry experience includes shiftwork operations in the Food Industry, Manufacturing, Mining, Semi-conductor, Port Operations, Packaging, Pharmaceutical and Chemical operations.

Jim’s passion is project work; working with a company and its employees to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.   He is also an accomplished public speaker, routinely participating in conferences and panels related to industrial practices in shiftwork and safety.

Jim Graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with a degree in Mathematics.  After several years of active military service, he went to work for Pepsi Cola Bottling group before moving on to Shiftwork Consulting.  Along the way, Jim picked up a Masters in Management from Purdue University as well as an MBA in International Finance from ESC, a top business school in Rouen, France.

As a partner with Shiftwork Solutions, Jim focuses on Change Management.  His process involves identifying and quantifying any change.  He is a firm believer in employee involvement; with years of experience that say, β€œThe more the workforce understands and participates, the better the outcome.”

Jim lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and 2 dogs.