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Oct. 18: Gaining that Competitive Edge — Global Sourcing


Lecture by Bob Parrin, Director, International Leverage LLC

When: Tuesday 18 October, 11:30 AM—1:15 PM

Where: Omni Severin Hotel Downtown Jennings Ballroom 40 W. Jackson Pl. Indianapolis

A World Trade Club event

Robin Parrin's career has included over 25 years in senior management positions with Sterling Fluid Systems, a multi-national corporation, in its rotating equipment and engineered systems businesses under the trade names Peerless Pump, LaBour, SIHI Pump, Hayward Tyler and Berkefeld. Assignments have included division management in the USA, Canada, and Mexico as well as group management of Latin America and corporate Business Development. He is currently a director of International Leverage LLC, a consultancy specializing in commercialization of new technology and international market and sourcing development.
Highlights of his career include market-driven strategic alliance development; acquisitions in the USA and Europe; distribution channel assessment and development; start-up of a wholly owned subsidiary in Mexico, corporate-wide global procurement negotiations; offshore sourcing initiatives in China, Korea, India, Brazil and Mexico; design and implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives; and development of E-commerce process improvements. He has broad market experience having covered the industrial, power, commercial, municipal, agricultural, and food and beverage sectors.
Mr. Parrin serves as an officer and board member of the Hydraulic Institute, the North American pump industry’s standards writing trade organization, and is immediate past President and current Chairman of the Board. In addition he serves at Purdue University as a board member for Herrick labs, Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering and on the Industry Advisory Council for the University’s Technical Assistance Program. He is a member of the Indiana Venture Club.

Registration and social time from 11:30am to Noon.
Event Cost:

  • $30 for members
  • $40 for non-members
  • $25 for full-time students

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