Paul Bedder - Senior Partner

Mr. Bedder has worked in the Wire & Cable and Portable Energy industries during his 30+ years career. He has led organizations in general management, sales & operations, product engineering, and quality systems. These teams have created value through new product and systems development coupled with exceptional customer service.

Product improvements have ranged from feature-enhancing patents to implementation of new product platforms for stimulating revenue growth. Systems development has included Lean manufacturing, key process indices, new product development, Crosby Quality, Six-Sigma implementations, and material-recycling initiatives.

His international sales experience, along with an ability to understand customer needs and formulate solution ideas, has resulted in direct and effective communication to his operations & engineering teams. These ideas have been transformed into rapid speed-to-market and profitable products. His clear visioning has created highly-effective teams that have a sense of urgency, drive for value, and record of exceptional performance.

Professional Highlights:

VP & VP/GM BiMetals, CommScope, Inc.: WW Cable maker for CATV & Cellular

Started up and then led $130+ million business, managed P&L, 2 North American operations with production & distribution activities. Grew wire sales by ~54% CAGR over 5 years by developing global sales force, exceptional service model, new products, and restructuring operations. Directed cable in conduit operation serving the Cable TV & Energy industries with increasing sales of ~27% CAGR over 5 years.

GM, Gold Peak Batteries: producer of Li-Ion portable energy products.

Led the production, engineering, supply chain, quality, and sales support functions. He created and met annual operating plans, achieved financial objectives, developed new products, earned ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 registrations, and achieved best safety record in facility’s history.

Operations Manager, Duracell Batteries, Inc.

Responsible for production, engineering, and quality he led the start-up producing new portable Li-Ion cells, managed successful launch of first new product platform in ~10 years, developed qualified talent and provided training & environment for a team-based organization. Directed production ramp-up that met customer orders 98% on-time and developed key indices used to measure and improve operational performance.