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 Expert  723439

Expert in Global Sourcing, Fabrication, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's Professional Procurement career started at Applied Materials learning the basics of Planning, Buying and Legal Aspects of Procurement. He now consults though his own business which has 3 area's of work. Asia Sourcing, Consulting, Product Design. His work history at Monster Cable has allowed him to become a master of cable assemblies and consumer electronic accessories fabrication.

cable assembly


cable noise reduction


electronic cable

Expert has been traveling Asia for the past 10 years. His VP Global Sourcing has been sourcing in Asia for 20 years establishing consistent relationships and really understanding the cultural differences and challenges of supply chain management/logistics within Asia. Expert's most recent trip is Oct 2008. Expert and his team will return to Asia again on 2009.

Far East sourcing

Outsourcing is best accomplished by a trusted source with an excellent work ethic and strong business accumen. Expert's ability to set up a custom supply chain while keeping cost containment and quality #1 is unparalleled. This may be his favorite challenge.


Expert is a Buyer at heart. He started out as a Buyer and has continued to train others to buy properly. It is the passion for procurement that is Expert's main drive.


Supply Chain Management is all about consolidation and leveraging. Reports and Analysis are key to defining the proper avenues of change.

supply chain management

Relationships are everything. Treat your vendors well and they will treat you well. Practicing this is the key to having any vendor provide value add services as a standard without additional costs involved. It is these services, the soft costs that aren't easily measured but can add up very quickly. Treat vendors with respect, they deserve it.

Expert's rolodex is comprised of over 300 vendors. Expert's relationships can help you be successful.




supply chain

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to








2002 to 2005


Monster Cable Products, Inc.


Purchasing and InBound Logistics


Purchasing and Logistics Mgr.


International Sourcing of all of Monster's product lines.


2001 to 2001


Sanmina Corporation


Corp Supply Chain


Corp HQ MRO Supply Chain Commodity Mgr.


Contracts Negotiator

1999 to 2001


Mediaplex Inc.




Senior Purchasing Manager


IT, Facilities, - MRO Travel, Office Supplies Cellular - Contracts Verizon, AT& T

1995 to 1999


Applied Materials Inc.




Buyer Planner


Materials, Semi Conductor, Main AC, Gen AC, Power, Mainframe, Machining, Sheetmetal, Packaging, Cables, Rack Units, Robotic Arms, Sensors etc..

Career Accomplishments:

Institute of Supply Management Affiliate


Procurement and Logistics Addiction Society

Professional Appointments

CEO and President of Expert's Firm


Many Applied Materials Awards for Excellence and Cost Savings

Publications and Patents Summary

F Pin Surge Protection Patent co-developed through Monster Cable

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted for a wide array of companies. He has worked for Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as start ups, Pre and Post IPO. Expert has been responsible for over a Billion dollars in spend. His understanding of a company's direction can help steer towards the "right fit" for supply chain efficiencies and cost reductions. Client list is always kept confidential. Expert is a consolidations specialist and cost cutter.
  • Expert has consulted a start up as VP of Purchasing for 6 months. Expert came in to existing pricing and w'as able to source the same product for millions of dollars less. Expert oversaw the development of a complete consumer electronics product line. Expert traveled to Asia multiple times to source, qualify and contract suppliers.
  • Expert was responsible for a traditional Cost Reduction. Expert managed to have machined parts purchased from off shore, rather than be made domestically at a higher cost. Expert generated all the necessary documentation.. Expert qualified 3 factory's in Northern China during the bid process. The outcome was: Contract awarded, goal accomplished. Money Saved.
  • Expert consulted an investment company that wanted to understand how to restructure one of its businesses by installing efficiencies. Expert evaluated the curren t flow and provided guidance and suggestions for improvement to the portfolio manager. Centralized Purchasing and Logistics was the advised end result. Cost Savings potential over 1MM.
  • Expert has recently consulted an online-industry visionary, a CTO of a new startup; communicating the necessary features needed from a buyer perspective. Expert helped on the naming of the company, the look and feel of the website as well as both alpha and beta testing. Expert provided sales support for an investor meeting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Purchasing expert for outsourcing engagement plan.
  • Expert in supplier contracts to consult on contract development and negotiation.
  • Expert in reverse engineering for consulting on industry standard video connector.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert can be your expert witness for any purchasing, supply chain, logistics or materials management, questions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness for consulting on assessment of "power/fuel" surcharges in a bulk carbon dioxide requirements contract.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 2009   Asia   Expert has been sourcing Internationally his entire career. His relationship building skills have enabled a full supply chain to be developed within his outsourcing company. Expert has a vast knowledge of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Thailand.

Market Research:
Roberts understanding of retail electronics merchandising and accessories fabrication is deep.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert attends asia trade shows regularly. He will attend this April 09' HKG and TPE tradeshows as well as visit over a dozen factories to ensure quality requirements are met and improved upon.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is a sourcing library. Expert has current, direct, qualified, factory relationships. Expert knows fabrication very well, his experience in this area is unparalleled.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is addicted to Purchasing. It is his life.


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