Manufacturing operations consultants

David Strange

Professional Experience

Director, Strategic Procurement - $200M RF Power Amplifier Mfr.
Director, Operations - $50M Communications Hardware Mfr.
Manufacturing/Engineering Manager - $50M Communications Hardware Mfr.

Mr. Strange consults in the areas of Supply Chain Development and Material Sourcing; he specializes in assuring that companies are securing the absolute best price worldwide for each commodity family they purchase. Mr. Strange has extensive experience in the Pac Rim having traveled widely in this area and sourced such commodities as castings, batteries, electronics, and PC board material. His extensive knowledge of the electronics industry makes him ideally suited for bringing value to his clients.

Mr. Strange has held positions of responsibility in several companies in the communications industry. Most recently he was Director of Strategic Procurement at Spectrian, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA, a manufacturer of amplification devices for the wireless telecommunications industry. Prior to Spectrian he was with Gamma Microwave, Titan Gamma, Narda/Loral, and Acrian. In each of these companies Mr. Strange was responsible for manufacturing and operations organizations.

Mr. Strange has been instrumental in transforming ineffective operations into efficient manufacturers using Demand-Pull, Just-in-time, and flexible manufacturing techniques. He has been responsible for manufacturing of satellite communications small earth terminals, microwave frequency sources, solid state amplifiers, and semiconductor components.


Mr. Strange holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cornell University and a Masters Degree in Business from Santa Clara University.


Mr. Strange was born in Montana and resides in Northern California. He is married to Roxana.

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