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Matthew Chanoff

Matthew Chanoff

Chief Economist. Mr. Chanoff has a Masters of Arts degree in International Economics and Politics. He has designed and implemented broad-scale market evaluations and market-entry strategies in the USA, China, and Southeast Asia for Fortune 500 companies in several industries, including electronic components, high-tech materials, software, automotive market and aftermarket, chemicals, investment, and professional services. Since 1997, Mr. Chanoff has managed projects for TFI in the areas of supply chain management, new market assessment, customer pre-qualification, acquisitions, and siting manufacturing facilities. Mr. Chanoff manages our custom research projects, delivers recommendations to clients, and conducts industry and economic forecasts. He is based in San Francisco.

Anne Gilmore-Feith

Anne Gilmore-Feith

Senior Market Analyst. For >20 years, Ms. Gilmore-Feith has managed business-process, finance, sales, and customer service. Her tenure prior to consulting was in the international transportation industry, including working at American President Lines (APL). For Tech Forecasters (since 1999), Ms. Gilmore-Feith conducts interviews with executives and engineers at electronics companies and analyzes manufacturing and outsourcing strategies. For example, she conducted a study and moderated a panel on International Logistics for Electronic Products, and Carriers’ Entrée into Contract Manufacturing Management. Ms. Gilmore-Feith earned her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Takako Kawakami

Takako Kawakami

Market Analyst. Ms. Kawakami has been conducting electronics industry market research for more than 20 years. Her specialty is serving Japanese electronics companies and other global companies wishing to better understand the Japanese business and consumer markets, and manufacturing / supply-chain practices. Starting in the mid-1990s, Ms. Kawakami started to conduct Japanese-language interviews for Tech Forecasters on a variety of outsourcing, supply-chain, and environmental topics. She interviewed Kyocera, NEC, and Sony for Pamela Gordon’s book research, resulting in the published book Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment. Ms. Kawakami is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Fanny Lee

Fanny Lee

China-based Analyst and Public Relations Consultant. Based in Shanghai, Ms. Lee interviews supply-chain partners for Tech Forecasters’ clients, showcases client abilities, supports sustainability training/reporting, and produces conferences and other events in Asia and abroad. From 1997 to 2001 as practice director at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Taipei, she orchestrated integrated marketing communications for semiconductor and EMS business groups, conducted EMS research, and organized a major EMS seminar in Taipei. She has a proven track record in business-to-business and business-to-government communications, strategic consulting, corporate affairs, issues management, branding and positioning, market analysis, industry research, customer loyalty, and media campaigns for EMS, ODM, OEM, and other companies. Ms. Lee was awarded a certificate of Advanced Management, Executive Education Program, at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Mariana Via

Ms. Via has 10 years experience in the research and consulting industry. For TFI, Ms. Via conducts interviews with executives and engineers at OEM and EMS electronic companies in Mexico. She analyzes industry trends, manufacturing and engineering outsourcing strategies. For example, she conducted a research study on Nearshore Design Centers in Mexico and another one on the Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry in Mexico. She worked as a Strategic Consultant at Accenture in Mexico City. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and holds a Master in Science Administration degree from Central Michigan University. Ms. Via was named one of Mexico’s “30 Most Promising in their 30’s” by CNN-Exapansion, a leading magazine in Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Environmental Management/Compliance

Graham Adams

Graham Adams

Eco-design Consultant. Leveraging 45 years in engineering, research, quality systems, management, and eco-design, Mr. Adams teaches Design-for-Environment to Tech Forecasters’ clients, is co-developer of DfE Online, and developed the EcoFly Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool, used by Tech Forecasters’ clients. Following his role as European Design Centre Manager for Motorola, Mr. Adam was Global Environmental Design Manager for Motorola IESS, during which time developed and integrated eco-design tools into product launch. He represented Motorola Corporation within the European trade association EICTA and led the Supply Chain Management Task Force within it, which resulted in the "Joint Industry Guide" for materials declarations. Mr. Adams who received an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sussex University, is based in the UK.

Kim Allen

Kimberly Allen, Ph.D.

Environment Consultant. Dr. Allen brings her professional experience in global strategy and quantitative analysis to sustainable business. She consults to Tech Forecasters’ clients on environmental leadership, roadmapping, carbon footprinting, and benchmarking. She has seven years experience in market analysis with iSuppli Corp., mainly in the areas of emerging electronic display technology and cost modeling. Her work included creating the first quantitative forecasts for new technologies, helping clients commercialize products, and speaking at international business conferences. Prior to iSuppli, she worked in business development for electro-optics research and development firm Reveo. She is the author of two book chapters on the display technology market, dozens of magazine and trade journal articles, and five academic papers. Dr. Allen holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the first business school dedicated solely to sustainable business. She received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BS in physics from Cornell University. She is based in San Jose, California.

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Tina Baylis

Sustainability Consultant. Ms. Baylis develops and implements change strategies to strengthen TFI clients’ and other organizations’ financial positions through industry-leading sustainability initiatives. She has 15 years experience aligning financial management, operations management, relationship development, and systems thinking. As the manager of a private investment partnership she successfully meets long-term capital preservation goals, by focusing particularly on strategic asset allocation and attitude to risk. Prior to this as co-founder and CEO of a windsurfing equipment company with a global supply chain, she acquired entrepreneurial and practical business management skills. Ms. Baylis is a Sustainable Management MBA graduate from the Presidio Graduate School (May 2015), and has a BA in Geology from Colorado College. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Galit Kenigsberg

Galit Kenigsberg

Sustainability Consultant. Ms. Kenigsberg works closely with R&D, engineering, and marketing teams within the tech industry in EMEA and internationally. She implements Design for Environment methods, identifying cost-effective green opportunities and green optimizations paths — enhancing corresponding inbound and outbound strategies. Until 2014, Ms. Kenigsberg worked as a business developer managing sustainability projects for Hewlett Packard (HP) and its strategic customers dealing with the growing demand for green products and the increasing environmental market-entry thresholds. Based on her accumulated experience, she established the consulting firm Plan G as well as supports TFI’s clients to address the cross-industry challenges of green product design, green packaging, and green marketing. Ms. Kenigsberg holds MBA from Tel Aviv University, and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Michael Kirschner

Product Environmental Compliance Consultant. Mr. Kirschner, founder of Design Chain Associates and also long-time Environmental Consultant for Technology Forecasters Inc., is an environmental compliance and performance expert providing advice and expertise to manufacturers in a variety of industries. Drawing on Component Engineering experience and product-regulations thought leadership, he provides TFI clients with process-focused, technical understanding of how technology, product development, manufacturing, and the supply chain work and interact for profitable and responsible products. Mr. Kirschner was a member of the California EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control’s original Green Ribbon Science Panel, which advised on development of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, and is currently serving on the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Governing Board and is co-moderator of the ANSI Chemicals Network. Mike authored one chapter and co-authored another in Wiley’s “Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook” and was featured in Mark Schapiro’s book “Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power.” Prior to consulting to TFI, Mr. Kirschner spent 20 years in engineering and engineering management roles in the electronics industry at manufacturers including Intel and Compaq. He is based in San Francisco.

Gary Wolf Lichtenstein

Gary (Wolf) Lichenstein

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Sustainability Management Consultant. Leveraging more than 25 years’ experience as an Environmental Scientist, Mr. Lichtenstein has focused the last decade on Climate Change issues. As a Technical Assessor with the American National Standards Institute for ANSI’s Greenhouse Gas Accreditation program, he has conducted GHG work under multiple reporting regimes throughout the Western Hemisphere. Focusing on both corporate inventories and a variety of GHG Offset Projects across multiple sectors, Mr. Lichtenstein provides expertise in international carbon markets, Corporate Social Responsibility and organizational development. He has developed and conducted workshops on Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Offset Project Development, and Carbon Markets. Mr. Lichtenstein is the Principal of Lightstone Consulting, LLC, and startup-company Evergreen Carbon, providing high-quality, good-value carbon offsets to mitigate unavoidable GHG emissions. Mr. Lichtenstein holds a B.S. in Chemistry, a Master’s of Arts in Environment and Community from Antioch University, and has certificates as both an ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. He is based in Seattle, Washington.

Nikki Pava

Nikki Pava

Environmental Consultant. Ms. Pava has contributed to numerous TFI sustainability consulting projects, including performing best-practice sustainability benchmarking and competitive analyses, designing and leading programs that engage clients’ employees in sustainability, and serving on High-ROI Sustainability Roadmap teams at TFI clients. In 2007, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city. In 2012, Renewable Energy News named Nikki one of the “Top 10 Women in Cleantech and Sustainability.” She is an Advisor for evox Television Networks on the company’s sustainability and communications strategy, in addition to serving as the spokesperson for its “Living” brand category and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area’s Conscious Capitalism chapter, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability, and Going Organic Magazine. A fluent Spanish speaker, Ms. Pava is based in Costa Rica.

Harvey Stone

Harvey Stone, PhD.

Environmental Consultant. Dr. Stone is an environmental entrepreneur, who has assisted Cray Computers, Bausch and Lomb, Tellabs, and other companies in complying with environmental Directives in the EU and Asia. He was the only American invited to speak at an EU stakeholder meeting on zero-waste systems and was one of six Americans participating on a USA-Japan Sustainability Task Force. As a specialist in the Triple Bottom Line approach to solving environmental, economic, and social problems, Dr. Stone co-developed DfE Online™, TFI’s online training program in Design-for-Environment principles for compliance and profitability. Previously, Dr. Stone was an executive speechwriter and coach for Apple, HP, Visa and others. He developed the Well-Spoken! Training program and delivered it to many hundreds of engineers and managers. Dr. Stone is the author of MELTING DOWN – an environmental thriller novel. He is based in Boulder, CO.

Supply Chain/Operations

Jonathan Gilbert

Jonathan Gilbert

Logistics Consultant. An expert in supply chain management, logistics, and planning, Jonathan Gilbert has more than 18 years of experience in improving service, reducing cost, increasing efficiency, and integrating new technologies in diverse industries. At Tech Forecasters, Mr. Gilbert conducts research and provides consulting services in transportation and logistics, supply chain management, and operations – including measuring environmental footprint of product movement toward reduction of both CO2 and costs. Mr. Gilbert earned a B.S. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has held significant leadership positions at NuCO2, a national carbon dioxide gas distributor; electronics component manufacturer MF Electronics; BOC Edwards, a major supplier of electronics process gases, chemicals, and equipment; BOC Group; and Pyle Corporation. Mr. Gilbert also has substantial experience in transportation operations planning, optimization, and capacity analysis. He is based in Florida.

Pamela Wiseman

Pamela Wiseman

Senior Operations/Supply Chain Consultant. Ms. Wiseman leverages more than 20 years in Global Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Management to help Tech Forecasters’ clients to define and implement strategies addressing complex operations and supply-chain issues. For her supply-chain successes, in 2015, she was selected as a STEP Award Honoree. Her executive positions include Sr. Director Supply Chain Planning at Medtronic – Covidien Group, Director at United Technologies (managing global supply-chain strategy and tactics for raw materials), VP of Worldwide Operations at LeCroy Corp., and Operations and Global Service Management at Universal Instruments. She has guest lectured on Operations and Supply Chain at both the Yale School of Management and Cornell University’s Johnson Schoool of Management. She is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Geology/Physics/Mathematics. She earned an MSEE from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (concentrations in Operations and Business Policy). She is based in Connecticut.

Asia

Takako Kawakami

Takako Kawakami

Market Analyst. Ms. Kawakami has been conducting electronics industry market research for more than 20 years. Her specialty is serving Japanese electronics companies and other global companies wishing to better understand the Japanese business and consumer markets, and manufacturing / supply-chain practices. Starting in the mid-1990s, Ms. Kawakami started to conduct Japanese-language interviews for Tech Forecasters on a variety of outsourcing, supply-chain, and environmental topics. She interviewed Kyocera, NEC, and Sony for Pamela Gordon’s book research, resulting in the published book Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment. Ms. Kawakami is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Fanny Lee

Fanny Lee

China-based Analyst and Public Relations Consultant. Based in Shanghai, Ms. Lee interviews supply-chain partners for Tech Forecasters’ clients, showcases client abilities, and produces conferences and other events in Asia and abroad. From 1997 to 2001 as practice director at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Taipei, she orchestrated integrated marketing communications for semiconductor and EMS business groups, conducted EMS research, and organized a major EMS seminar in Taipei. She has a proven track record in business-to-business and business-to-government communications, strategic consulting, corporate affairs, issues management, branding and positioning, market analysis, industry research, customer loyalty, and media campaigns for EMS, ODM, OEM, and other companies. Ms. Lee was awarded a certificate of Advanced Management, Executive Education Program, at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Graham Adams

Graham Adams

Eco-design Consultant. Leveraging 45 years in engineering, research, quality systems, management, and eco-design, Mr. Adams co-leads Design-for-Environment training for TFI clients, co-developed DfE Online, and developed the EcoFly Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool used by Tech Forecasters’ clients. Following his role as European Design Centre Manager for Motorola, Mr. Adam was Global Environmental Design Manager for Motorola IESS, during which time developed and integrated eco-design tools into product launch. He represented Motorola Corporation within the European trade association EICTA and led the Supply Chain Management Task Force within it, which resulted in the "Joint Industry Guide" for materials declarations. Mr. Adams who received an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sussex University, is based in the UK.

Marketing/PR

Cathy Dalton

Cathy Dalton

TFI Marketing Strategist. Ms. Dalton is a marketing consultant with more than 20 years experience in branding, product and program launches, demand generation strategies and programs, marketing communications, partner acquisition strategies and programs, channel strategies, and marketing events. At Tech Forecasters, Ms. Dalton works with B2B clients to develop and implement appropriate marketing programs for their software, tech, and sustainability initiatives. An example of her design is the Consumer Electronics Association’s sustainability report, written by Tech Forecasters. Ms. Dalton attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her BA in education. She is based in North Carolina.

Andrea Roberts

Andrea Roberts

Marketing Analyst / Public Relations Consultant. Ms. Roberts provides PR services for TFI’s environmental services clients, contract manufacturers, and original design manufacturers. Ms. Roberts has 33 years of experience in high tech business-to-business marketing where she established extensive contacts with publishers, editors, industry consultants, trade associations, and industry organizations. In addition, she also has national and international marketing experience. Prior to joining TFI, Ms. Roberts served as EVP. at The Oddo Group and Marketing Communications Manager at Four Pi Systems. Ms. Roberts earned a BS from Cornell University, an MA from New York University. She is based in San Diego, California.