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Vice President at The SearchWorks Group
My thoughts on ... EMS companies I have worked with
I started my Career with Solectron Corporation.
I have worked as a partner and a resource for dozens of EMS companies across North America. My clients range from Tier 1 to Micro-Tier EMS companies.
The skills I often see lacking in the EMS industry today
More soft skills than hard skills. EMS demands thick skin, absolute urgency, a willingness to work hard (and long) and I often see great people leave great companies because they were no longer treated like a human being. I'd like to see more humanity in the EMS space. I think a company's greatest asset is it's people. They should be treated like it.
What I think about some of the emerging EMS markets or regions
I like that the US EMS market appears to be doing quite well. The regional, niched services in Medical Devices, Military, Energy, Industrial, Etc appear to be appreciated by the domestic OEMs. These companies are doing well and are growing.
What I think about low-cost manufacturing
Necessary Evil I suppose...
My thoughts on what makes a good program manager
Relationship Building, Communication, and Customer Interface
Organization and Prioritization
Confidence and Influencing
Thorough understanding of Manufacturing Processes, Schedules, Materials, Financials, Etc.
Relationship Building, Communication, and Customer Interface :-)
A book I recommend to others or am currently reading
The Magic of Thinking Big
Prior to entering the Technical and Management Recruiting Industry, I held positions of increasing responsibility in large global organizations, and privately held start-ups. My hard working, entrepreneurial work ethic is what has enabled me to rapidly advance my career in the corporate world in both sales and business operations capacities. Today I enjoy providing human solutions for our clients and defining the future of The SearchWorks
Specialties: Management Recruiting, Technical Recruiting, EMS Recruiting
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