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Ryan South, P. Eng.
President
Geoff Zimmerman, P. Eng.
Vice President
Ryan South, a co-founder, has over 20 years of experience in business development, product design, manufacturing operations, and supply chain management with Fortune 500 multi-national corporations including Sanmina-SCI, Harris, and IBM. Beginning with a NovAtel Communications, a pioneer in the design and manufacture of wireless communications equipment and cell phones and, provider of equipment for the 1st cellular network in North America, Ryan acquired valuable exposure to Product Development Process (PDP), New Product Introduction (NPI), and High Volume Manufacturing. With the divestiture of the Cellular Base Station, Global Positioning System, and Consumer Products business units from NovAtel Communications, Mr. South transitioned manufacturing to a new green-field facility where he was responsible for providing Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), managing key multi-million dollar OEM accounts, and maintaining rapid business growth for Harris. Mr. South was a key participant in the acquisition of the Harris RF Communications Division, and Nortel Global Design and Product Integrity & Regulatory Testing Centers by Sanmina-SCI, a Tier 1 EMS supplier. As a member of the senior management team at Sanmina-SCI, Mr. South was responsible for developing business plans, establishing supply chains, and implementing cost reduction proposals for Global Wireless Integration Operations. With facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, the portfolio managed was in excess of $400 million.

At 4th Quadrant Solutions, Mr. South is primarily responsible for developing strategic sourcing plans and cost models that achieve the company's and customers' objectives with respect to revenue, profitability and growth. He oversees operations to mitigate risk and insure the high-quality, efficient management, and cost-effective delivery of product development services.

Mr. South is a Professional Engineer and graduated from the University of Regina with a B.A.Sc. in Industrial Systems Engineering.
Geoff Zimmerman, a co-founder, is a Senior Operations Executive with over 18 years of experience in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry. Geoff is a seasoned business professional with an extensive background in manufacturing engineering. Mr. Zimmerman has a proven success in customer, supplier and operations management roles with large and mid sized, multi-million dollar companies including Sanmina-SCI, Continuum Technologies, and BW Technologies.

Mr. Zimmerman provides strong leadership and a high degree of expertize. He has a demonstrated excellence in directing integrators and suppliers to achieve higher levels of manufacturing readiness capability, scalable capacity, on-time delivery, zero defect quality, reduced operations cost, and responsive customer service.

At 4th Quadrant Solutions, Mr. Zimmerman develops and executes project plans / schedules for customer projects.
He coordinates and monitors activities for assessment, auditing, and evaluation of suppliers. He implements continuous improvement of manufacturing production, test, quality, and operations processes by utilizing Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Lean Manufacturing programs. Geoff improves logistics and transport to reduce component lead times and to support "Just-In-Time" and Kanban manufacturing principles. All critical to yield positive results and the ultimate success of the strategic plan for the customer.

Mr. Zimmerman is a Professional Engineer and graduated from the University of Regina with a B.A.Sc. in Industrial Systems Engineering.
Geoff Zimmerman - Product Development Services
Ryan South - Product Commercialization
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