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Expert in Footwear and Apparel

Expert ID: 733810 California, USA

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Expert has significant executive experience and a suite of professional accomplishments in global product development, sales and marketing, and supply chain for the footwear and apparel industries.

Expert's key skills include relationship development. He has accrued meaningful experience developing key alliances with industry partners to meet production and supply demands in markets subject to constant flux.

Expert is highly skilled in strategic planning and in solutions designed to reduce costs, increase productivity, ensure quality, and maximize profitability. His core competencies include operations for the footwear and apparel industries; environmental initiatives; supply chain and production; team building, leadership and motivation; demand analysis; purchasing analysis; metrics for success; QA; R&D; marketing analysis; competitor analysis; warehouse and inventory management; and timeline management and establishment.

Expert's specific footwear experience includes basketball, cross-training, golf, tennis, hiking and skateboarding shoes; and sandals, snowboard boots, women's dress footwear, men's casual footwear, and kids' shoes.

Expert is familiar with vulcanized, cold process, and injection molding footwear manufacturing processes.

Areas of expertise include:
- Footwear & Apparel Operations
- Global Product Development
- Cost & Margin Optimization
- Diverse Footwear Experience
- Environmental Initiatives
- Production & Supply Chain
- Purchasing & Demand Analysis
- Strategic Planning
- Team Building and Leadership
- Success Tracking & Metrics
- Quality Assurance
- Research & Development
- Marketing & Competitor Analysis
- Warehouse & Inventory Managment
- Timeline Establishment & Management

Types of Footwear Experience:
Skate Shoes, Basketball, Cross Training, Running, Tennis, Hiking, Sandals, Womens dress footwear, Mens
Casual footwear, Golf, Kids shoes down to crib sizes, Snowboard Boots, Vulcanized, Cold Process, Injection
molding.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Offer development and sourcing consulting services for apparel and footwear merchandising and provide expert witness services for litigation. PLM Sales and Installation - Oversee all operations, including sales, marketing, product research and development, merchandising, and quality assurance. Assisted in the design and development of software that manages the development, merchandising, product line management, production, material library, pricing, and quality processes.
Consulting:
 Instrumental in the successful launch of Quiksilver/Roxy’s apparel management software.
 Installed PLM with a men’s suit manufacturer and wholesaler in the United States
 Consulted with a large manufacturer and wholesaler to set-up a testing lab in China.
 Advised a client regarding injection moulding sourcing for a surf bootie company.
 Developed, introduced, and launched successful new products for international markets, including Equestrian products resourced in Mexico, Taiwan, and Korea.
 Worked with several tech companies to develop prototypes for concept sales.
Selected Contributions:
 Resolved fitting and technical issues for a Canadian shoe company.
 Expert vulcanized footwear witness for a high-profile case, testifying before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, DC.
 Maximized efficiency and profitability by identifying areas of deficiency and implementing solutions to optimize processes.
Years: 2001 to 2011 Employer: SOLE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Expert ran all footwear operations. His responsibilities therein included establishing an R&D department, as well as sourcing production in China and Vietnam. He also established and managed a Logistics Team during this time. Expert also managed inventory demand, warehousing, and inbound products.
Years: 1980 to 2000 Employer: Various Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: Expert has held high-level executive positions with Converse, Inc.; Pony USA Inc.; LA Gear, Inc.; and AirWalk, Inc.
Years: 2011 to 2018 Employer: LMH FOOTWEAR CONSULTING, INC. Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: - Instrumental in the successful launch of Quiksilver/Roxy’s apparel management software.
- Installed PLM with a men’s suit manufacturer and wholesaler in the United States
- Consulted with a large manufacturer and wholesaler to set-up a testing lab in China.
- Advised a client regarding injection moulding sourcing for a surf bootie company.
- Developed, introduced, and launched successful new products for international markets, including
Equestrian products resourced in Mexico, Taiwan, and Korea.
- Worked with several tech companies to develop prototypes for concept sales.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: Converse, Inc. Title: General Manager Department: Footwear R&D Asian Operations Responsibilities: - Increased revenue by developing a technology used in 40% of footwear sales.
- Member of the three-person development team that launched the All-Star 2000.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: CONVERSE, INC. Title: Director of Footwear SMU Development & Sales Department: Responsibilities: Selected Contributions:
 Increased revenue by developing a technology used in 40% of footwear sales.
 Member of the three-person development team that launched the All-Star 2000.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: LA Gear, Inc. Title: Director of Footwear Department: SMU Development & Sales Responsibilities: Ran a $100M SMU program and designed software to streamline the development process.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: AIRWALK, INC. Title: Director of Footwear Operations Department: Responsibilities: Original member of the Airwalk brand who developed the first Airwalk prototypes, set up an Asian office, designed the first cold process skate shoe, and developed the first snowboots made in Asia.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Macao, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and the Philippines Summary: Experienced in production.

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