The program strives to help member companies improve business operations to function more effectively. It is comprised of industry veterans who regularly meet for one-on-one mentoring sessions at CEA events throughout the year. Francis will be participating during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presented by the CEA, Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.
The CEA Small Business Council supports the growth and success of small companies in its membership by providing programs that encourage entrepreneurialism and serve their business needs.
“It is an honor to participate in this program to share ATCLE’s experience and insights gained from working with some of the world’s best known consumer electronics brands,” said Francis. “Fostering the talents and business acumen of the leadership at emerging companies is incredibly significant for inspiring innovation and achieving operational excellence—a goal which is wholly consistent with ATCLE’s business philosophy.”
Francis possesses nearly three decades of global supply chain and logistics services experience. In his capacity as president of ATCLE, he is responsible for leading strategy development and overseeing overall operations. His experience includes serving as vice president/general manager of the Logistics and Electronic Commerce Division for Federal Express’ European, Middle Eastern and African headquarters, as well as work with Ernst & Young in Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.
Francis is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Fellow of the Institute of Transport and Logistics. In addition, he is a Member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and sits on the Board of Trustees of The Dallas Opera and on the Board of the North Texas Commission.
About ATC Technology Corporation
ATC Technology Corporation is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Company provides comprehensive engineered solutions for logistics and refurbishment services to the consumer electronics industries and the light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle service parts markets. For more visit: www.goATC.com.
About ATC Logistics & Electronics
ATC Logistics & Electronics (ATCLE), is a premier provider of third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain services. The company also operates a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) at its facility in Fort Worth, Texas. ATCLE specializes in forward logistics, reverse logistics, asset recovery, test & repair, kitting & packaging, transportation management and value-added services for high velocity, high-tech devices, in addition to other equipment and components. Industry focus includes wireless, broadband, electronics, medical, industrial and automotive. ATCLE’s knowledge, expertise, IT capabilities and 99.5 percent service and quality levels enable its customers to streamline supply chain efficiency and enhance growth and profit. With a customer roster including AT&T, GM, LG, Pantech and TomTom, ATCLE raises the standard for quality, service and performance. For more visit: www.atcle.com.
About Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry, CEA, promoting and advancing member needs and interests. For more visit: www.ce.org.