Global Supplier Quality Engineer in San Francisco CA Resume John Gardner

					                                            JOHN GARDNER
                                               Windsor, CA 95492
707 480 8178                                                                               chinajawn@yahoo.com

                     ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT LEADER
                             Manufacturing • Supplier Quality • Commodities

                                                    PROFILE
Experienced Manufacturing, Quality, and Commodity/Procurement Engineer with a record of success improving the
operational performance of growing and Fortune 20 companies in the United States and China including Hewlett
Packard, Agilent and Calix. An expert in the effective auditing of supplier’s quality and processes.19 years of
diverse experience in Manufacturing Operations and Supplier Commodity management.
Recent service as Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Verigy, delivering outstanding results in less than a
year. Drove more than 90% on time delivery, improved customer quality 15%, reduced field inventory levels
through shorter TAT on repairs, developed critical performance metrics for manufacturing, and enabled Verigy
Shanghai to pass its first external ISO Audit.

                                           CORE COMPETENCIES
           Product Management • Outsourcing • Market Analysis • Strategic Commodity Negotiations
    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) • Quality Assurance • Financial Analysis Cost/Benefit Analysis
          Project Management • Process Improvement • Procedure Development • Technical Support
                          International Business • Team Leadership & Development

                                                 EXPERIENCE

Verigy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China 2007-2008
An industry proven leader in Semi-Conductor Test Equipment Solutions and the first company to manufacture
complex automated test equipment in the region.

Manufacturing Engineer Manager
Guided the efforts of 11 professionals charged with supporting the technical and quality management of Verigy’s
manufacturing operations in Shanghai. Ensured the alignment of departmental goals and functions with the
corporation’s strategic goals and functions. Drove the professional development of entry level engineers by
personally mentoring them in analytical troubleshooting techniques. Served as a cultural and strategic liaison
actively bridging the communication gap between the Chinese Shanghai team and their American or German
counterparts when dealing with corrective action activities.
Achievements:
 Won a major test house’s customer satisfaction award by driving a 50% reduction in turn around times and
     inventory reductions; ramped and stabilized field replaceable unit repair processes.
 Reduced out-of-box defects 15% by improving CM’s commitment to quality through the development and
     implementation of performance metrics used to monitor quality.
 Garnered a favorable write up for the company in an industry newsletter by personally hosting a visit to the
     Verigy Shanghai manufacturing facility by the VP of Investor Relations and a Wall Street Analyst.
 Developed performance metrics and processes to monitor CM quality. Drove the Shanghai branch to pass first
     ever external 3rd party ISO audit.


Engineering Consulting, Shanghai, China 2006-2007
Commodity Engineering Consultant
Applied engineering principles to develop economical solutions for technical challenges in various commodities for
companies in the Shanghai area.
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Sonoma County Office of Education, Windsor, CA 2002-2006
A county agency promoting the education of high school students.
Substitute Teacher
Delivered Instruction to all levels of high school students in the areas of Chemistry, Biology, Math, English and U.S.
History. Provided students with a long term view of their education and its potential on their future endeavors based
on proven personal experience in business and in industry.

Calix, Petaluma, CA. 2000-2002
A startup telecommunications equipment supplier addressing the potential of Local Area Network Access.

Strategic Procurement Engineer
Played a key role in the transformation of the company from an R&D Design House to a Technology
Commercialization House. Provided highly strategic support to the development and launch of a network
transformation vehicle that integrates all functions required to transport and deliver voice, data, and video services
over both optical and metallic access networks. Developed and realized commodities strategies addressing the
procurement and utilization of mechanical hardware, resistors, memory, capacitors, and discrete semiconductors.
Worked in close collaboration with a variety of vendors to ensure the timely and accurate procurement of materials
essential to the development of the company’s core products.
Achievements:
 Dramatically improved product design and related procurement by establishing a one-stop shop resource
   providing all necessary information in an easy-to-use web based application.
 Cut costs on individual commodities as much as 18% by utilizing proven technical and engineering expertise.
 Drove the acceptance and adaptation of a Commodity Strategies and Preferred Parts Guide by personally
   creating many of its templates; provided internal departments and their directors with timely and valuable
   insights on material strategies.

Hewlett-Packard / Agilent, Santa Rosa, CA 1993-2000
A company that designs and manufactures Test and Measurement Instrumentation for a wide variety of industries.
Products include Microwave test instruments spectrum and network analyzers and other instruments
Commodity / Supplier Quality Engineer
Managed an annual commodities spend of as much as $5M/per commodity driving the procurement of materials
including resistors, capacitors, and microwave components essential to the manufacturing and marketing of the
company’s product line. Served as the company’s primary technical resource supporting all of US test and
measurement divisions while serving as a strategic advisor to the procurement department.
Achievements:
Cut commodity costs while dramatically accelerating sorting time by personally developing an automated sorting
program that cut sorting process time from several days to little over an hour while enabling the rapid discovery of
products with the most competitive prices.

                                                 EARLY CAREER
Early career success as lead commodity Engineer for 3Com providing material engineering support to R&D in the
development of game changing 3rd generation Ethernet card. Personally developed comprehensive commodity
strategies driving a 50% reduction in supplier base for crystal and transformers through the application of TQRDC.
Seminal career experience as design and NPI Engineer for Microsource, a start-up company designing and manufacturing
microwave YIG Oscillators and Drivers. Developed early Project Management skills by leading a successful $700K
oscillator/driver program for a major aerospace company.
USAF veteran employed as avionics systems specialist with Secret Clearance
                                                    EDUCATION
              BSEE Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electronics, Circuits and Signal Processing
                                        University of California, Davis

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: John Gardner is an experienced Manufacturing, Quality, and Commodity/Procurement Engineer with a record of success improving the operational performance of growing and Fortune 20 companies in the United States and China including Hewlett Packard, Agilent and Calix. He is an expert in the effective auditing of supplier’s quality and processes. John has 19 years of diverse experience in Manufacturing Operations and Supplier Commodity management.