Matthew Martin is the Managing Director of Emporium Partners in Asia, and is based in Shenzhen, China. Matthew Martin started his career in the Purchasing Department of Bowers & Wilkins, England in 1990. This introduced him to the audio industry and specifically electronics sourcing. Following that valuable experience, he opened his own component sourcing company, which he ran for 22 years before exiting. In 2018, Matthew opened the Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices for Emporium Partners. Today, the company supplies components and inventor management services to a wide range of sectors, including medical, automotive, industrial, telecoms and of course, audio.
Supply Chain and Sourcing
Dealing with Component Shortages and Supply Disruptions
September 29, 2021
9:00 AM Pacific (12:00 PM Eastern)
Mike Klasco is the president of Menlo Scientific, an audio consulting firm for the loudspeaker industry, located in Richmond, CA. He is a graduate from New York University, with post graduate work in signal processing, and he holds multiple patents licensed or assigned. For the past 35 years, since founding Menlo Scientific, he has worked on product development, design and technical support, liaison between suppliers and manufacturing facilities, sourcing guidance, and certification for a large number of companies. Mike specializes in materials and fabrication techniques to enhance audio performance, has over 500 articles published in audio magazines and technical journals, and to this day continues to be a regular contributor for audioXpress and Voice Coil magazines. He presented papers at the Acoustical Society of America, held positions as Session Organizer for the Audio Engineering Society, Chairman of the Committee on Acoustics, and is an AES Life Member.
Dave Lindberg is the CEO of DB Enterprises based in Hong Kong, and an experienced professional in business and project management, focused on linking brands to innovative technologies and suppliers in Asia. Dave is a factory savvy marketing professional with strengths in selling early stage innovative technologies for consumer electronic devices, medical, industrial and textiles. Based in Asia since 2008, Dave holds a unique perspective on supply chain, having sold technologies and solutions to factories in China and across Asia, connecting brands with suppliers, sourcing key suppliers for manufacturers, or coordinating entire product development projects for select customers.