Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer @ WhiteStar Solar
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Gordon Whyte is an entrepreneurial senior operations executive with a proven track record utilising his broad experience in General, Operational and Change Management of which more than 20 years at senior international level, Gordon has managed multi-disciplined manufacturing teams delivering complex projects worldwide in high technology based businesses, including Multinational and start up businesses. Gordon has advised
Gordon Whyte is an entrepreneurial senior operations executive with a proven track record utilising his broad experience in General, Operational and Change Management of which more than 20 years at senior international level, Gordon has managed multi-disciplined manufacturing teams delivering complex projects worldwide in high technology based businesses, including Multinational and start up businesses. Gordon has advised organizations on business strategy, high volume manufacturing, operational strategy. Gordon has managed sub-contract manufacturing businesses, utilizing best practice,has been involved in new product introduction from market analysis through to commercialization with supporting cost reduction and product reliability programs, these have been within an aggressive time to market and budgetary framework. He has set up and managed multi-site operations and where necessary rationalized operations to meet the businesses strategic short term and long term objectives. He has raised investment through Venture Capital, Government funding. Areas of technology worked in, Semiconductors, Cleantech / Solar, Display, Electronic manufacturing, Telecom, Photonics.
KEY STRENGTHS & EXPERIENCE
•Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral / written
•Has a good understanding of how to utilize lean tools to optimize manufacturing operations
•Possess excellent project management skills and experience in phase gate product introduction
•Has experience of managing mixed discipline operations teams
•Proactive with the ability to identify , initiate and implement effective systemic business improvements, to drive continuous improvement.
•Has first class problem solving and analytical skills, and is able to take these to the shop floor
•He is able to achieve team performance through effective coaching and mentoring of team members
•Strong P&L management
Email: gordonw63 @ yahoo. com
Specialties:C-Level,Operations Management, Project Management,Outsourcing, Entrepreneur, Venture capital, mentoring and development, investment negotiation, pitching for growth capital, strategic business development and planning.Funding, Technology sectors: Photonics, Biotechnology,Semiconductors,Display technology, Photovoltaics,
Europe, North America, and Apac experience, Facilites set up and management.
Operations Manager @ From December 2010 to Present (4 years 11 months) LivingstonFounder / Senior Consultant @ From June 2003 to July 2014 (11 years 2 months) Edinburgh, United KingdomCo-Founder / Chief Operating Officer @ From August 2007 to June 2010 (2 years 11 months) Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomDirector of Operations @ From October 2004 to July 2007 (2 years 10 months) United KingdomVice President of Operations @ From February 2002 to October 2004 (2 years 9 months) Annapolis junction, MarylandDirector of Operations @ From February 2000 to February 2002 (2 years 1 month) Phoenix, Arizona AreaSenior Manufacturing Manager @ From 1994 to 2000 (6 years) Witham , EssexShift Supervisor Manufacturing @ From 1992 to 1994 (2 years) ScotlandShift leader manufacturing @ From 1981 to 1992 (11 years) Livingston , Scotland
Gordon Whyte is skilled in: Start-ups, Semiconductors, Manufacturing, Program Management, Electronics, Business Strategy, Change Management, Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Business Planning, Outsourcing, Six Sigma, New Business Development, Engineering Management, Operations Management, Venture Capital, Cross-functional Team..., Product Management, SPC, International Business, Photovoltaics, Team Management, Fundraising, Renewable Energy, International Project..., Cleantech, FMEA, Alternative Energy, New Ventures, Nanotechnology, Funding, Strategy Development, Entrepreneur, Executive Reporting, Photonics, Display Technology, Technology Development, Technology Transfer, Senior Executive, Solar Cells, Semiconductor..., Semiconductor Equipment, Facility Operations, Microelectronics, Launching Of New..., DFM, Solar, NPI, Buisness Development, R&D Operations