Intro

N. Charles Wussow - Partner

imageTwenty eight years executive management experience including engineering, sales, and general management, plus ten years in engineering design and technical management

  • Cycle time reduction and quality improvement for design and development
  • The "Customer Intimacy" project management model
  • Continuous product cost reduction processes

Experience:

  • Division President of a computer component company, with P & L, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, Customer Service, and Accounting responsibility
  • Served a Fortune 100 customer base with custom-designed components, using a "customer-intimacy" model for engineering and account management, resulting in market-share leadership
  • Implemented Sales and Operations Planning, dramatically improving sales forecasting and reducing inventory
  • Significantly reduced product development cycle times and improved design quality using TQM and DFM principles
  • Implemented design-to-cost methods resulting in significant product cost reduction
  • Managed design groups in a defense contract organization
  • Experience facilitating technology transfers
  • Experience managing integration of merging and acquired companies
  • Product Development Phase Review Process implementation

Positions:

  • The Boulder Group, Boulder, CO, Partner
  • Artesyn Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN, President, Enterprise Computing Group
  • Artesyn Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN, Vice President, Custom Product Engineering
  • Zytec Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN, Vice President, Engineering
  • Basler Electric, Highland, IL, Vice President & GM, Electronic Products Group
  • Summit Electronics, Richardson, TX, CEO, President, and Co-Founder
  • Texas Instruments, Richardson, TX, Sr. Technical Manager, Equipment Group
  • Texas Instruments, Richardson, TX, Design Engineer, Equipment Group, Airborne Radar and Missile Guidance Systems

Education/Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Tulane University
  • Oliver Wight Sales and Operations Planning (S & O P)
  • Miller-Heiman Strategic Selling, Large Account Management Process (LAMP)
  • Deming Quality Management training (by PMI)
  • TQM, DFM and statistical process control training