Bruce Meister

Bruce Meister

Program Manager

Phoenix, Arizona
Profile:

Summary

Program Manager with experience in new product development, sourcing, technology transfer, process ramp in biotechnology, semiconductor and medical device industries.

Experience

Present
Program Manager
Medtronic Corporation / Tempe, Az
  • Led program for transfer of medical device capital equipment manufacturing to contract manufacturer achieving savings of $13 M annually
  • Led program to localize BOM with contract manufacturer to achieve $3M annual savings
2015 Jan - 2016 Jan
Sourcing Program Manager
DJO Global LLC / San Diego, CA
  • Developed process to identify, prioritize and manage portfolio of value engineering projects
  • Developed OEM supply chain strategy
  • Led sourcing team effort and value engineering projects resulting in product cost savings of $3M
2013 Jan - 2015 Jan
NPI Supply Chain Program Manager
CareFusion / San Diego, CA
  • Defined strategy for engagement and selection of contract manufacturers providing 20% savings
  • Implemented process for new product design firm selection resulting in reduced time-to-market
  • Led sourcing design to value teams to implement programs saving CareFusion over $3M
  • Led sourcing product development teams to identify parts and suppliers to realize savings during product design
  • Helped establish and mentor NPI sourcing project management team, growing the team to six engineers and engaging R&D on over 50% of new product development efforts.
2011 Jan - 2012 Jan
Senior Product Manager
Cymer Corporation / San Diego, CA
  • Managed laser product line to improve cycle time, yields, and performance growing revenue by $5M.
  • Led program teams to bring product enhancements to market, implement EOL component replacements, and upgrade embedded SW control systems
  • Monitored product P&L and implemented recovery actions due to customer requirements, yield requirements or cost improvements
2008 Jan - 2011 Jan
Sr. Program & Portfolio Manager
Life Technologies / Carlsbad, CA
  • Managed flow cytometry business portfolio team, driving key decisions on program prioritization, resource allocation, voice of customer, and program funding
  • Managed program team to develop and launch Life Technologies first flow cytometer. This instrument will serve as the platform for initiating a new business segment at Life Technologies. In the 6 months of sales the instrument generated more than $5M in revenue
  • Managed team responsible for designing, implementing, sustaining, and leading change management efforts for phase-gate process and systems for supporting new product development. Trained over 200 R&D professionals in the new phase-gate process
  • Led team to define plate-loader customer requirements using IDEO voice-of-customer methodology
2007 Jan - 2008 Jan
Sr. Program Manager
Link Corporation / Carlsbad, CA
  • Implemented product life cycle process for development of new products enabling schedule predictability
  • Managed silicon development program improving performance against schedule by > 80%
  • Managed foundry factories to deliver first silicon wafers to Pulse-Link
  • Completed market research for wireless and coax HDMI product including NPV and 3-yr ROI calculations
2005 Jan - 2007 Jan
Sr. Product Manager
Cymer Corporation / San Diego, CA
  • Managed P&L for argon fluoride laser products generating revenues in excess of $80 M
  • Increased gross margins 3% with product reliability improvements
  • Increased market share at Asian customers by 27% with new product introductions
  • Generated $2.6 M upgrade revenue by collecting and meeting customer requirements.
  • Developed and implemented process to identify, prioritize and implement product improvement projects
1993 May - 2004 Dec
Program Manager
Intel Corporation / Chandler

Program Manager (Chandler, AZ; 2002-2005)

  • Managed cross functional product development teams through the product life cycle resulting in launch of Intel’s first dual core embedded processor, 3GHz embedded processor, and first embedded graphics controller hub.
  • Gathered VOC requirements for development of strategic roadmap and messaging for Intel’s extended reliability embedded products.
  • Managed the business relationship with Intel’s Israel Design Center, Server Products Group, and Intel manufacturing for product development and delivery.

Partners Marketing Manager (Chandler, AZ; 2001-2002)

  • Performed market research and benchmarking activities of industry partner programs to identify gaps in Intel’s network processor partner program resulting in portfolio of services that enabled an increase of 15% in design wins and a 50% increase in partner program membership
  • Implemented network processor support center. Managed budget and schedule. Drove NPV based decision on contracted, internal and off-shore options for partner program technical support center.

Supplier Manager (Ocotillo, AZ; 1999-2001)

  • Managed strategy, activities, deliverables, growth and hiring for 6-person Lithography Capital Equipment Group.
  • Direct responsibility for optical equipment accounts across Intel factories - $600M in expenditures with international responsibility for Japanese, American, Irish, and Israeli accounts.
  • Fostered and drove relationship with optical equipment suppliers’ executives to align technical development and installation strategy with Intel 1.1 GHz ramp.
  • Drove supplier development program, including corporate restructuring effort. Tool installation time decreased 20%, availability improved 10% and escalation response improved by > 1 week.
  • Developed and negotiated supplier pricing strategy for equipment improvement to meet the 1.1 GHz ramp.

Environmental Engineering Group Leader & Program Manager (Santa Clara, CA; 1997–1999)

  • Developed environmental process engineering strategy and manager responsible for directing activities, defining deliverables and growth for 5-person process environmental group supporting virtual factory.
  • Managed $3M annual budget and projects for selection, installation, and qualification of environmental abatement equipment.
  • Drove environmental projects from conception through implementation, including negotiation of purchase price, alignment and management of project requirements, resources, and schedules.

Senior Photolithography Engineer (Santa Clara, CA; 1993-1997)

Education

2008
Villanova University
Master, Project Management

Master Certificate Project Management- Villanova University

10/08

2004
The Garvin School of International Management
MBA, International Management Thunderbird

MBA International Management Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management

4/04

1990
Imaging Science Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science degree

Bachelor of Science Degree: Imaging Science Rochester Institute of Technology

5/90

Skills