Summit Associates of Bedford
is a Materials and Manufacturing
firm offering growth strategy, operations improvement, and international sourcing to commercial clients ranging in size from $3 to $150 million.
Summit Associates has a record of fixing troubled organizations and driving growth in complex technology based operations. Skilled at positioning small and middle market companies for sustained growth, they have commercial experience in ten countries, including creation and oversight of global partnerships in Europe and India and acquisition, sale, and licensing of fifteen technologies in seven countries.
Principal, Thomas W. Caldwell, PE
- Turnaround Leadership
- Organizational Change and Alignment
- Accelerated New Product / Market Development
- Product Launch
|Lean ManufacturingTechnology Acquisition Sale and LicensingInternational PartnershipsTechnology Valuation|
, has over 40 years of experience in Materials
Research and Development, Process and Product Development, and Manufacturing Operations in the Precision Cast
and Machined Products
Mr. Caldwell has designed and manufactured components for consumer and industrial products, including safety-critical applications such as aircraft landing gear brakes, seat belt lockup devices, windshield wiper, and window lift motor systems. He has experience creating and guiding technology development and manufacturing partnerships in Europe and Asia, licensing and selling intellectual property and creating supply chains in China.
Mr. Caldwell has lectured in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products and manufacturing processes, and was a technical paper peer reviewer for 20 years for the Society of Automotive Engineers. A United States patent holder, he has published peer reviewed research in electrochemistry and materials processing, and has written and spoken numerous times on the subject of Materials Selection
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