I have worked with Ian for over 15 years and have always found him to be professional, dedicated and approachable. Ian is well respected across a broad spectrum of industries and with a range of blue chip companies from OEM through to Tier 3 & 4 suppliers. His work within Obsolescence Management and notably COG is again well recognised and respected in the industry and in more recent times he has been at the forefront of raising awareness of Counterfeit Electronics in the Supply Chain. I would highly recommend Ian to any organisation that is looking to work with a business professional who can operate at all levels within a business hierarchy.
Jamie Knight MD PSE Strategic Consultants
In my rôles within the UK Electronics Alliance (UKEA) and more recently ESCO, I have worked with Ian for around the last 6 years. I have enjoyed working with him due to his enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge and reliability - if he says he will do something, he does. Ian has played a key rôle within these organisation both as a member and also as Deputy Chair for a number of years. Specifically, Ian has taken the lead for the work the UKEA / ESCO has been doing on Counterfeit Electronic Components creating a well-respected website / database and annual conference which now together play a valuable rôle in addressing this increasing risk area. Ian is very well recognised across a number of industries / sectors for his work in the Obsolescence Management area latterly with COG and now the IIOM and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any business which needs input from an external professional.
Peter Brooks CEO ESCO
I’m delighted to endorse Ian as both a personal friend and member of my business peer group for well over twenty five years… Over the last thirty years Ian has developed an exceptional knowledge across the electronic components market and of applying best practice to commercial procurement practice, whilst leading organisational change activities... His management style is quiet and considered, applying drive to complete tasks on time and to budget by consensus and with good humour… The three important personal traits Ian conveys are, integrity, honesty and intelligence... As a result subordinates and peer group partners enjoy working with him and go beyond their normal endeavours to deliver their actions to agreed objectives and thereby further enhancing Ian’s credibility…
Adam Fletcher – Chairman – International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)