Sandeep Duggal, Chief Executive Officer
Sandeep Duggal is the CEO of Extron and the Founder of LastMileManufacturing.org. As the CEO of Extron, he is responsible for setting and executing company strategy, business development and overall company performance.
Prior to joining Extron, Sandeep held various operations and materials management positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc. He also worked in marketing at Intel Corp in Hillsboro, OR and as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, MA.
Mr. Duggal is an accomplished public speaker, frequently speaking on topics associated with various aspects of Last Mile Manufacturing, including recent appearances on the CEO Show and the Democratic Governors’ Association Policy Conference on job creation and various conferences, including Design2Part and The Biomed Show.He is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University.
Sandeep holds a BSE (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an MSE in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management from Stanford University and an MBA (with distinction) from The Harvard Business School, Harvard University.
Kien Nguyen, Vice President of Customer Integration
Kien Nguyen is the Vice President of Customer Integration at Extron and is responsible for integrating new customers into the operations of the company.
Mr. Nguyen has an extensive background in printed circuit board assembly and ERP software. He has been with Extron since 1983, first as an electronics technician, then as production manager, warehouse manager and PCB Assembly Manager. Prior to Extron, Mr. Nguyen worked as an electronics technician at Larse Corp in Santa Clara, CA for five years.
Rudolph Oosterling, CEO, Extron Europe
Rudolph Oosterling is CEO of Extron's European operation in Almere/Amsterdam. His focus is on managing the European arm of Extron's global operations network, providing Extron's full line of Last Mile Manufacturing solutions for customers wishing to configure and distribute products to European customers. His Amsterdam team provides integration, configuration, returns-management, reverse logistics, retail fulfillment, and demo-unit / field asset management services.
An analytical, execution-oriented leader, Mr. Oosterling has 22 years of retail product operations, VAL service, supply chain services, tailor-made logistics solutions, project management, and custom manufacturing solutions experience.
Dinesh Chatkara, Vice President of Operations & Quality
Dinesh Chatkara is the Extron Executive responsible for Operations and Quality. He is an experienced executive with a proven track record in high-tech businesses. During the last 15 years, he has held executive positions in both Fortune 500 companies, as well as Venture Funded start-ups. His previous companies include Tandem/Compaq, MarketFusion, The Booton Group, STEP Communications and TS3 Technology. While with these companies his focus has been on Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Quality and Test.
Mr. Chatkara's continued success is the result of a unique mixture of experience in global outsourcing and supplier management of CM's and diverse commodities including PCBA's, machined parts, sheet metal stamping and injection molding.
Dinesh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration on Electronics and Computer Technology from California State University, Chico.