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Christopher Leader

President & CEO

Successful former CEO of PE Owned Paradigm Electronics, MartinLogan & PML Sound Intl, with successful PE investor exit.

Bradenton, Florida

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Christopher Leader's Work Experience

MartinLogan Ltd

President & CEO

February 2014 to Present

Lawrence, Kansas Area

Paradigm Electronics Inc.

President & CEO

February 2014 to Present

Toronto, Canada Area

Hi-Beam Consulting LLC

Managing Partner

August 2012 to Present

Greater Atlanta Area

Christopher Leader's Education

University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

MBA with High Distinction General Management

1989 to 1991

University of Notre Dame

BSME Mechanical Engineering

1977 to 1981

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MartinLogan Ltd

MartinLogan is a renowned Consumer Electronics company which helped invent the modern Electrostatic loudspeaker over 30 years ago. It is an iconic American company which is an internationally recognized leader in curvilinear line-source panel loudspeakers. It is headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas. MartinLogan along with Paradigm are two of the last high resolution audio manufacturers still producing products...

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About Christopher Leader

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Multi-industry multi-plant manufacturing company leader in consumer products. Ability to grow sales and profits while also decreasing the cost structure. Global sales strategist with an expert Lean, 6 Sigma, Continuous Improvement, and Toyota Production System background. Hands-on executive change agent with a long history of success implementing improvements throughout organizations and driving product development in diverse industries, with both public and private companies. Strong product development process background Specialties: Company Leadership, Strategic Planning and sales growth, Lean Manufacturing, Product Development, Operations Management, Sales and Marketing Strategies and Leadership, IT Strategies & ERP Implementation, Sarbanes-Oxley controls, Financial reporting and forecasts, Budgeting, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Master Black Belt, Total Quality, Statistical Process Control, Customer Satisfaction, Distribution, International Business (Asia, Europe, South America), Multi-Plant Manufacturing, Multi-Cultural Experience, TPS, TPM, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ASQ Certified Quality EngineerPresident & CEO @ MartinLogan is a renowned Consumer Electronics company which helped invent the modern Electrostatic loudspeaker over 30 years ago. It is an iconic American company which is an internationally recognized leader in curvilinear line-source panel loudspeakers. It is headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas. MartinLogan along with Paradigm are two of the last high resolution audio manufacturers still producing products in North America. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Lawrence, Kansas AreaPresident & CEO @ Paradigm Electronics is a 32 year old Canadian Consumer Electronics company. It is an international award winning industry leader designing and manufacturing high fidelity stereo speakers, surround systems and headphones, and is Canada鈥檚 largest speaker manufacturer. Its 275,000 square foot state of the art production facility is located in Mississauga, Ontario. Paradigm鈥檚 33,000 cubic foot anechoic chamber, combined with its Advanced Research Center in Ottawa, provides the company with unique resources for developing world renowned audio products and the industry鈥檚 most advanced room correction software. As a part of Paradigm, for more than two decades Anthem has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Its products are used at all levels of music reproduction and sold internationally. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Toronto, Canada AreaManaging Partner @ Hi-Beam Consulting LLC specializes in Business Strategy, Lean and Operational Improvements, and IT based business research support. It can generate strategic alignment between a company鈥檚 market and operational strategy. Possessing Lean and Continuous Improvement expertise with classical Six Sigma training and Toyota Production System experience, Hi-Beam can boost a company鈥檚 bottom line by increasing speed to market, achieving cost reductions and quality improvements, and overall efficiency improvements in both the factory and front office functions. Hi-Beam has access to the wide ranging talent pool necessary to tackle the toughest business challenges. From August 2012 to Present (3 years 4 months) Greater Atlanta AreaPresident & COO @ Hoshizaki America, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality commerical ice machines and reach-in refrigerators in its two USA based manufacturing facilities. Distributed through both a company owned and an independent distribution network. Subsidary of a $2.1B multi-national corporation and the world鈥檚 largest producer of commercial ice machines. As President and COO of Hoshizaki America was responsible for all sales, product development, manufacturing, distribution and service in the Western Hemisphere. Under my leadership I built a World Class management team which reversed a sales decline and achieved record market share, sales and profits. Achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality re-certification, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Certification, OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety certification, and the EPA Energy Star Partner Award for Excellence. From January 2010 to July 2012 (2 years 7 months) Greater Atlanta AreaCorp VP - Operations @ Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle Company. $665M, 26 factories, 3500 employees. Corporate Officer, P&L responsibility, appointed Deputy CEO 9/08, absorbed most COO duties 8/05, assumed CIO duties 2001. Responsible for sales, manufacturing, service, quality, IT, materials & manufacturing engineering and operations support. Awarded 2009 MHI Manufacturer of the Year Award From January 1997 to December 2009 (13 years) Elkhart, Indiana AreaVP - Operations @ Corporate Officer of privately held world's largest bicycle manufacturer. Reported to the President, responsible for Design, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Distribution for the bicycle and helmet lines, including four domestic operating divisions and one Asian subsidiary for over 1,000 employees. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Production Manager, Quality Manager @ Ohio Assembly Plant, Body & Assembly Division From 1991 to 1994 (3 years) Senior Quality Engineer, Strategic Business Planner @ Saginaw Division, Engine Drive Business Unit. Awarded full GM Graduate Fellowship Scholarship. From 1985 to 1991 (6 years) Saginaw, Michigan AreaLieutenant - Surface Warfare Officer @ USS England (CG-22), USS Merrill (DD-976), Homeported in San Diego, CA. Surface Warfare Officer, Navigator, Gunnery, Administrative and Engineering Officer. From 1981 to 1985 (4 years) Greater San Diego AreaMBA with High Distinction, General Management @ University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business From 1989 to 1991 BSME, Mechanical Engineering @ University of Notre Dame From 1977 to 1981 Christopher Leader is skilled in: Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Kaizen, Product Development, Team Building, Business Process Improvement, Forecasting, SPC, Manufacturing Operations Management, Management, Operational Excellence

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), Perceiving (P)

Average Tenure

4 year(s), 2 month(s)

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Christopher Leader's Achievements

Henry Ford II Scholar

Issued by - 路 1990

General Motors Fellow

Issued by - 路 1989

Certified Quality Engineer

Issued by American Society for Quality 路 1986

Senior Member, ASQ

Issued by American Society for Quality 路 1989

EPA Energy Star Partner Award

Issued by United States Department of Environmental Protection 路 March 2012

Manufacturer of the Year

Issued by Manufactured Housing Institute 路 January 2009

Naval ROTC Scholar

Issued by United States Navy 路 April 1977

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