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Expert in Automotive Hydraulics, Strategic Procurement, Sourcing in Asia, Engineered Components, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nova Scotia
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He has had several years experience working in Asia developing supply chain operations for North American manufactures. He has established numerous agreements with Chinese manufacturers to supply custom engineered components to North America - some examples include hydraulics, electronics, castings, and metal fabrications.

Far East sourcing


automotive hydraulics

He led an International Sourcing Department for a large U.S. based manufacturing enterprise. The focus was on sourcing engineered components in Low Cost Countries (Asia, South America, India, Eastern Europe), including hydraulics, metal fabrications, PCBs, Castings etc. He established a procurement organization in Shanghai, China to support numerous supply agreements with Chinese suppliers.

international sourcing



He managed numerous out-sourcing project for large North American manufacturers which included the following components: Core Competancy analysis, Make versus Buy analysis, Strategic Procurement Project management to support outsourcing.


He is an experienced Procurement Project manager who utilizes a highly focused, goal driven methodology aimed at achieving lowest "Total Cost of Ownership." He is skilled at leading cross-functional procurement teams, including engineering, operations, finance, purchasing, and quality.

product sourcing



He had held several Supply Chain leadership positions with large, multi-site manufacturing enterprises, and is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of supply chain, including Procurement, materials Management, and logistics.

supply chain management


strategic procurement

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   BA   Business   University of Alberta  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to 2007


Federal Signal Corp.


Corporate Procurement


Director of Emerging Market Sourcing


Responsible for all Global Procurement activities and Corporate Purchasing initiatives

2001 to 2003


Wittke Inc.




VP of Procurement


Corporate Procurement Lead responsible for four N. American manufacturing sites - products included Refuse Trucks and Tier 1 components for the industrial mobile industry

1997 to 2001


Educo International



Director of Operations


Overall Operations responsibility for diversified manufacturer (consumer products, industrial products/services)

1986 to 1996


Award Window Manufacturing Ltd.



General Manager


Full GM, P&L responsibility for an integrated manufacture of windows/door systems.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was assigned to work with a Western Manufacturer to establish a Supply Chain organization for a JV in China. In a six month period, a Procurement Organization was established, and a Local (Chinese) supply base was identified and qualified in order to support manufacturing operations in Shanghai
  • LCC Opportunity AnalysisHe worked with a U.S. - Based hydraulic components manufacturer to develop a strategic plan to establish a manufacturing footprint in China. Components of this plan included:* Local market analysis* Sourcing activities to support both N. American production and production in China
  • LCC Opportunity AnalysisHe worked with a N. American manufacturer to determine opportunity to outsource machined components and Castings. He prepared a project plan for the Client to move forward into the Sourcing Stage
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2007   China   Based in China - developed and implemented a Sourcing Program for Federal Signal Corporation. Established a JV manufacturing operation for Federal Signal
2001 to 2007   North America   He worked on numerous Enterprise-Wide Strategic Sourcing Projects, encompassing 30+ Federal Signal Business Units, with the goal of leveraging overall spend in specific commodity categories within a de-centralized culture

Market Research:
Strong knowledge and skill sets in the global procurement of highly engineered components. Strong Global focus with several years experience in China.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Senior level commodity management experience in Hydraulics, Electronics, Metals, Metal Fabrications, Castings. Skilled in Managing cross-functional, cross-organizational project teams. Strong background in China - successful background in Business Development and Supplier development - three years in-country.

Other Skills and Services

Strong procurement project management skills High level negotiations skills


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