Kurt is a cofounder and drives all manufacturing, supply, & delivery of all IPTL products & services as well as all front/back office operations.
Kurt has more than 25 years of experience in Corporate and Operations Management, with strong experience in electronics manufacturing and supply chain management. Prior to IpTL, Kurt was the Vice President of Global Operations and member of executive management team for mid-sized datacom manufacturer and managed a direct staff of 5-8 with total headcount responsibility for more than 50. Management responsibility for corporate supply chain; manufacturing; IT, network, voice and data resources; new product introduction; logistics and warehousing; inventory values, product cost, customer delivery performance; supplier selection, evaluation, cost and contract negotiations.
Kurt managed corporate relations with both domestic and international contract manufacturers, established supplier consignment and Kanban programs; supplier extranet; corporate sales and operations planning; lean supply chain initiatives; capacity planning tools; and lead Asian-Sourcing initiatives. Kurt implemented the corporate ERP system and continued as system Super-User and developer of ancillary reporting and productivity tools. He also developed process improvements including documentation of departmental procedures for ease of employee transition, process repeatability, and in support of ISO 9001-2000 certification.
Kurt holds several patents and patents-pending.