Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Independent Consultant

Providing businesses and entrepreneurs thought leadership and operational & financial restructuring services.

Feb 2010 - Present

President, Asia Pacific & Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Member of the senior leadership team of this global provider of innovative end-to-end customer solutions for the industries of apparel & flexible materials, sign making and specialty graphics, print and packaging, and ophthalmic lens processing.  Joined Feb. 2010 as head of Global Operations and was appointed to additional role of President, Asia Pacific Jan. 2011.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Executive Vice President, Operations Restructuring

Medis Technologies

Recruited to the executive leadership team of this publicly held, Clean-tech turn around.  Company had been burning ~$15M/quarter and had insufficient financing and commercial activity. 

Results included:

-    developed company's first integrated business plan

-    re-architected supply and distribution infrastructure

-    generated ~ $1M cash via asset sales and release of restricted cash

-    reduced monthly burn rate and accounts payable each by >50%

-    identified >30% product cost reduction

Jun 2004 - Dec 2006

VP Operations - Asia Pacific & China

Lucent Technologies

Developed the company’s Asia Pacific & China supply chain operatons, accelerated Lucent’s shift to low cost supply markets, and shored-up $1.5B of regional sales.  Led a 1000-person team across 13 countries, supplied $2B/yr (50% of global demand).  My end-to-end operations included procurement, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, customer delivery and post-market service.  I also served on the Boards of Directors of Lucent’s Asia Pacific and China business units, as well as our China (Manufacturing and Sales) Joint Venture.

In China on a one-year contract, was compensated to stay an additional year to prepare for Lucent’s merger with Alcatel. Fulfilled that commitment and voluntarily left the company at the end of ’06 to become an independent consultant, which afforded schedule flexibility required by personal matters.

Results in AP & China were:

-   transferred $1B (+100%) of sourcing to region-   saved $300M -   reduced inventory by $275M-   generated $250M cash retiring delinquent receivables-   decreased lead times by 50% (4 weeks)-   led the company with 98% employee satisfaction

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

VP - Customer Operations Global Business Partners & Alliances

Lucent Technologies

Created/implemented solutions in AP, EMEA and the Americas for this newly-formed $550M/yr channel sales business.  My contributions included: - Reduced lead times by 75% (12 to 4 weeks)- Improved channel on time delivery from 65% to >95%- Tightened sales forecast reliability from 70% to >90%- Increased partner/customer satisfaction from 80% to >95%

Mar 2000 - Aug 2003

VP - Manufacturing Transformation

Lucent Technologies

Recruited to outsource the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing ($2B/yr, 64 factories).  After considerable, intense internal change management, my team negotiated asset sales and long-term supply agreements with Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) partners.  The transformation process included complex third-party negotiations with labor unions and JV Partners.

Three-year results:

-   reduced Lucent-owned factory count from 64 to 4-   transformed $2B/yr fixed cost to $1.5B variable expense-   cut inventory from $8B to $1B-   infused more than $400M of cash to the business

Dec 1995 - Sep 1999

VP - Worldwide Supply

Solectron Corporation

Recruited by this world leader electronic manufacturing service provider, who targeted and extracted me in advance of their acquisition of TI’s EMS division.  I was promoted to Vice President in less than one year.

During my tenure, the company experienced 4X revenue growth ($2B to $8B), consistent 20% RONA, and P/E valuations of 40X... grew from 7 to 42 locations worldwide... and was recognized in ’97 with Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. By ’99, our stock had split four times.

My contributions to corporate success included:

-   defined “premier supply chain facilitator” value proposition... drove outsourcing by customer and transformation by supply partners

-   grew supply portfolio from $500M to $6B (12X), -   delivered $150M of retained savings in ’98 (75% of EBITDA)-  served as member of executive team for complex corporate transactions and business integration cycles.

Dec 1984 - Nov 1995

Director, Supply Chain

Texas Instruments

11 Years of progressively responsible Supply Chain Leadership positions:

Manager Corporate Contracts

PC's/Peripherals:  Purchasing Manager, Electronic Components

Semiconductor Fabrication:  Equipment Purchasing

Defense Systems & Electronics Group - Missile Systems:  Inertial Products Task Force

Corporate Ventures:  Digital Light Projector (DLP): Director of Procurement

Electronic Manufacturing Services: Director of Procurement

Charter Graduate of TI's Material Management Rotation Program

Jun 1981 - Nov 1984

Project Design & Management

CE Maguire

- Project Manager: Transportation & Marine Development - Design Manager: Civil Engineering & Urban Planning


1986 - 1987

Master of Science

Special Concentration in Finance


  • US-China Business Council (USBC)
  • IMAAsia CEO Forum
  • AmCham Shanghai
  • Society for Organizational Learning:  Circles of Inquiry...Ripples of Action


Profitable Growth / World Class Operations  

Consistently successful building world class businesses , transforming operations and cultures...and developing top-performing, sustainable organizations.



Professional Development

Colorado Outward Bound

Executive Development

The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

University of Maryland


University of Maryland