A self-described American-based in China with extensive product sourcing and engineering experience for the A/V industry, Steve Howell has over 40 years of experience in the Electronics Industry with a strong focus on audio. Holding a BSEE in Electronic Engineering from the University of Washington, he has worked with audio manufacturers Sonance and Carver plus many other brands under his independent consulting firm NM Tech, founded in 2002. Steve Howell is versed in almost every aspect of product support and design. The last 17 years have been based in South China performing all aspects of production development and control, as well as Factory Audits and Inspections for various brands and product types.
Supply Chain and Sourcing
Eyes On the Supply Chain. Quality Assurance and Procurement in Asia.
December 8, 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.