McCune Management Consulting, LLC

Consulting to Technology-based companies – 1997 to 2007

In ten years of management consulting, Garth has completed over twenty consulting engagements with 17 different technology-based companies. Projects in all areas of expertise are represented. For the ten years prior to attending Kellogg business school in 1995, Garth worked for various technology based companies in Silicon Valley in multiple manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain roles.

High Technology Industry Experience – 1985 to 1995

Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, CA

Materials Manager

  • Managed production and materials for OEM Division. Annual revenue: $36 M
  • Increased turns 56% and reduced inventory 10% in 3 months; $200 K carrying costs saved

Production Manager

  • Supervised 24 production operators and 3 materials staff
  • Expanded production capacity to increase revenue 214% in 1994 and 127% in 1995

Conner Peripherals, San Jose, CA

Product Manager

  • Responsible for cost reduction, customer qualifications, and application engineering support for two high performance disk drives (1992 revenue: $160 million)
  • Decreased material costs 10% in one quarter while maintaining volume – $2.5 million saved

Program Manager

  • Started-up product build at joint Conner/Olivetti manufacturing facility in Italy in 4 months
  • Increased cumulative yield from less than 10% to over 65% in 6 months (assembly and test)

Manufacturing Manager

  • Led interdisciplinary self-managing teams (Quality Circle) to double yields
  • Increased production from 40 to 200 units per day while growing team from 20 to 55 people

Seagate Technology Senior Industrial Engineer, Scotts Valley, CA

Watkins-Johnson Program Manager, Scotts Valley, CA

Intel Industrial Engineer Chandler, AZ