Continuing its mission to empower, inform and connect professionals within the underserved global electronics purchasing and supply chain community, Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS) has engaged five consultants and strategists to contribute perspectives, share best practices and discuss the latest industry developments via monthly blogs.
Beginning in February, EPS will feature blogs by the following contributors:
Ford Kanzler: Marketing and Communications Consultant
Kanzler helps companies differentiate themselves from their competitors and clearly define market positioning. He brings EPS readers more than 30 years of experience in marketing electronics, software and communications technology products, concepts and people. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate Lee: Marketing and Research Strategist, Fronetics Strategic Advisors
Management consultant Lee works with clients in supply chain, logistics, electronics distribution, electronic asset disposal, and related after-market industries. Over a 20-year career she has amassed international experience working with Fortune 100 executives, academics and even refugees. Her areas of expertise include content development, business intelligence, demand generation, qualitative and quantitative research, social media, and forging strategic partnerships. She can be reached at email@example.com and on Twitter.
Ken Stanvick: Senior Consultant, Environmental Compliance Management, SGS
Stanvick is considered a subject matter expert for global RoHS, WEEE and REACH and their derivatives. Prior to joining SGS Ken spent 12 years providing expert guidance, training, analysis of business and engineering processes and sharing industry best practices as a consultant to suppliers and manufacturers of electronic products. Stanvick’s career includes posts at Raytheon, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Hewlett-Packard. He can be reached at Kenneth.Stanvick@SGS.com .
Todd Traylor: Vice President for Global Trading at Smith & Associates
Traylor began at Smith in 1997 in North American Sales, where he developed front-line experience in customer support and electronic component trading. He subsequently served as general manager of Smith's Amsterdam office and later as managing director of Europe. Daily interaction with major computer manufacturers built his expertise in CPUs and allowed him to transition to the role of Smith’s first CPU commodity manager, where he supported the company’s global team and its customers with CPU market data and insight. He can be reached at SmithEPSblog@nfsmith.com and on Twitter.
Lisa Ann Cairns, Ph.D: Senior Market Analyst, Smith & Associates
The senior contributor for Smith's MarketWatch publications, Cairns joined Smith in 2001 as a technology strategist and became the chief strategy officer for a Smith subsidiary the following year. Since 2007, she has been involved with strategic marketing projects for the Smith network, providing synthesized understanding of macro- and micro-level events in the global electronics supply chain and in the global economy. She can be reached at SmithEPSblog@nfsmith.com and on Twitter.
About Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS)
Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS) is a unique online resource focused on the needs of component buyers, sellers and suppliers. EPS provides extensive coverage of all segments of the industry including the economy, government/industry rules and regulations, purchasing and manufacturing strategies, contract manufacturing, distribution, logistics, software development and component manufacturing and trends.
EPS aims to empower, inform and connect professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community by providing critical resources and tools – and an avenue for sharing best practices and discussing the latest developments of significance to their jobs.