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Expert in Engineering, Software Engineering, Product Development, Finite Element Analysis, Asia-Pacific Market

Expert ID: 724467 California, USA

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Expert has an extensive background in starting, growing and managing successful global high tech companies over a thirty-year period for IBM, Gould, Silicon Graphics, and others. He has had direct P&L responsibilities with both public and private companies and is best known for his analytical and creative management strategies. He has founded four high tech companies and turned around three. Expert has bought and/or sold 20 companies and has raised over $250 million in capital for his companies in the U.S., Asia and the EU. Has been active in China and Asia for over 30 years and has an extensive network of high-level government and industry contacts in the region. He is a global dealmaker with significant operating experience in a variety of high tech industries including life sciences, military, software, high performance computing, Internet security and control systems. He was recently a management consultant for Saronyx Inc., a life sciences company which provides software and services to manage the drug development process from pre-clinical animal studies through phases I, II and III human clinical trials. Expert has developed a management team for Saronyx, raised a financing round and established software quality standards necessary for the company to become a leader in the drug development workflow market. Most recently he was Chairman of Greater China for Silicon Graphics based in China. He reorganized SGI’s operations across Greater China, India and the Asia Pacific. SGI’s China operation was a troubled business unit when he arrived. He left an organization that was profitable and growing by 50% a year and received the SGI Asia Pacific Hero award. He was COO of a public company, MSC Software (NYSE: MNS), that attained revenue of $300 million, with 1500 employees and 14% profit after tax. Expert grew MSC from a starting run rate of $60 million with the successful acquisition of four companies including a $40 million public company. He also turned around a 500 employee heavy manufacturing division of Gould growing the business by over 200% and selling the company after winning a $50 million contract for the MX missile and a $60 million contract for the Trident program. Expert has extensive manufacturing experience and is a founder and member of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. His manufacturing experience encompasses both discreet and process manufacturing industries. A chemical engineer, expert has a strong background in control systems beginning with IBM where he worked for several years in various technical, sales and marketing roles in IBM’s real time control systems and main frame IT systems market. He has run substantial manufacturing companies and has founded several companies that provided advanced manufacturing technology to the global manufacturing market. One of his start-ups, Maxitron won the $10 million General Motors Factory of the Future contract before the Maxitron had released it’s first product. As CEO of his company, a leader in military systems engineering technology with a declining defense market, expert created a totally new market for the company through exclusive contracts with Marsh and McLennan and AIG to use the companies' systems engineering technology to quantify the risks of a business interruption of Global 1000 companies.

Secured an exclusive contract for Ascent Logic with Marsh to qualify all of their clients for Y2K insuranceSecured a $50 million contract for the MX project and a $60 million contract for a classified submarine project for Gould Established a network of distribution partners in North America, China, India and Korea for a Linux certification companyRaised $2 million strategic investment in Japan and $5 million in the EU. for clientWon General Motors "Factor of the Future" contract for start up company and won a $50 million NIST grant for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences while he was a 16 year board member, founder and consultant.

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 - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: B.S. Subject: School of Pulp and Paper Science and Technology. Institution: Western Michigan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO and Owner Department: Responsibilities: CEO strategy consulting company with primary focus on China
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Sino-American Business Solutions Title: CEO and Managing Partner Department: Responsibilities: CEO of strategy consulting LLC focused on China. Sold the company in early 2007.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Linux Professional Institute Title: Operations Manager Asia/Pacific &NA Department: Responsibilities: Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Field Operations in Asia/Pacific and NA
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: SGI Title: Chairman Greater China and Global Manufacturing Department: Responsibilities: Ran Greater China while living in Beijing and ran SGI's global manufacturing practice and Asia/Pacific strategic partnering from Beijing.
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: Trust Data Corp Title: CEO/Founder Department: Responsibilities: Founded e-commerce Digital Rights Management company focused on HIPPA mandated security and energy industry security.
Years: 1985 to 2000 Employer: MSC Software/Aries Technology Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: CEO/Founder Aries Technology, leading MCAE company. Merged Aries into MSC Software and ran both up to a $300 million NYSE listed company.
Years: 1978 to 1985 Employer: Gould Title: President Mesurement Systems Div. Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for P&L of $50 million division manufacturing thin film sensors for the mill/aero market. Top Secret Cl.
Years: 1967 to 1978 Employer: IBM Title: Marketing Rep Department: Responsibilities: Sales, Marketing, Business Development for the pulp, paper, printing, energy and chemical process industries world wide

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Chairman of Greater China for SGI and later founded and ran Sino-American Business Solutions while living in Beijing. Also ran strategic initiatives in Asia/Pacific for SGI from Beijing
Years: 2003 to 2006 Country / Region: India Summary: Ran strategic partnering activities for SGI in India from his head quarters in Beijing while traveling extensively to India.
Years: 1967 to 2007 Country / Region: EU Summary: Established sales, marketing, distribution, and customer support for 15 US high tech companies in every major country in the EU. Ran a mill/aero sensor manufacturing facility in the NV and ran a $100 million division of MSC Software in Germany and a $10 million division of Aries in the NV. Ran a $12 million division of a software company in Singapore.
Years: 1973 to 1985 Country / Region: Middle East Summary: Developed market (sold and installed multi-million dollar projects) for energy extraction and pipeline control systems in every major oil producing country in the Middle East
Years: 1973 to 1978 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Founded an energy extraction and pipeline control systems company based on digital telemetry in Calgary, Alberta. Sold the company to Alberta Energy Company

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He has been a member of AMA, IEEE, ASME, SME,TAPPI
Professional Appointments
He has been board chairman for Aries Technolegy, Scino-American Business Solutions, Maxitron, Ascent Logic,

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Has sourced manufacturing and distribution partners for US companies involved in software, computer hardware, professional certification, biotech, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and others in China, India, Korea, Japan, and various countries in the middle east and the EU
Marketing Experience
His expertise is in business development and marketing. He has also started four computer software companies and turned arround another three. Expert presently helps US companies build successful business/partnerships in China.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Mandrin polite social greating and conversation
Spanish polite social greatings and conversation

Fields of Expertise

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