Ken Bradley, Founder and Chairman
Ken Bradley is well recognized as an industry-leading expert in supply management, operations and procurement. Ken participates in sharing his knowledge and experience through regular contributions to popular blogs including EBN, Electronic Purchasing Strategies, Canadian Electronics and Fast Track – the Lytica blog. Ken also contributes articles and devotes time to supply chain & product development speaking engagements.
He has considerable experience and expertise in supply management, operations management, technology development and international negotiations. In addition, his experience with multinational corporations, joint ventures and start ups provides him with a broad spectrum of supply management perspectives which help achieve high value and practical results for his customers.
Ken has held several executive positions in a number of industry-leading telecommunications and semiconductor companies including Nortel Networks (CPO), Guangdong Nortel Telecommunications Joint Venture (President), Nortel Semiconductor Components (VP &GM) (Canada and USA), CoreSim Inc (CEO), Bell Northern Research (Director of Technology) and American Microsystems (Engineer).
Ken is a member of the Board of Directors SynQor Inc of Boston, MA. Ken also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Radisys Corporation of Portland, OR from 2003 until 2011.
Ken has spent considerable time working and living in Canada, the USA and China.
Mark Tayles, President and CEO
Mark has extensive experience across the ‘supply side’ of the electronics supply chain: Semiconductor Supplier, Distributor; and Representative. As an Electrical Engineer, Mark joined Intel Ottawa in business development. He later moved to component distribution as Avnet Ottawa’s branch manager. His tenure at Avnet included a posting to corporate headquarters and 12 years as Canadian geographic vice president.
In 2005, Mark founded EnablerTech – a Canadian Representative company specializing in niche & custom component solutions and supply chain tools.
Mark joined Lytica in 2013 as VP of Sales & Marketing, before becoming President and CEO in early 2015.
Mark has been an active participant of a Toronto based manufacturing consortium, including 2 years as their ‘Vision Chair’. With a process orientation, he enjoys bringing operational rigor to service functions and is a practitioner of ‘total customer success’.
Mark is an advisor and regular contributor to a Canadian industry trade publication.
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