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GordonWhyte Resume Public

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Published by Gordon Whyte
Resume for Gordon Whyte an entrepreneurial senior operations executive,Main business focus has been Semiconductor, Electronics, Photonics, Solar / Cleantech and Display technology.· Hands on experience off managing six company start ups / SME’S with P&L responsibility
· Strategic business development, with hands on face to face customer experience
· Extensive senior operations experience, setting up new manufacturing operations, or developing outsourced manufacturing operations
· Developing business plans and financial modelling
· Leading fund raising both in Europe, North America and Middle East.
· Leading technology transfer and IP / Patent development
· Establishing and expanding businesses ensuring high profitability.
Resume for Gordon Whyte an entrepreneurial senior operations executive,Main business focus has been Semiconductor, Electronics, Photonics, Solar / Cleantech and Display technology.· Hands on experience off managing six company start ups / SME’S with P&L responsibility
· Strategic business development, with hands on face to face customer experience
· Extensive senior operations experience, setting up new manufacturing operations, or developing outsourced manufacturing operations
· Developing business plans and financial modelling
· Leading fund raising both in Europe, North America and Middle East.
· Leading technology transfer and IP / Patent development
· Establishing and expanding businesses ensuring high profitability.

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G
ORDON
W
HYTE
E-mail: gordonw63@yahoo.com  Location: Livingston-West Lothian-ScotlandD.O.B 19-04-63
E
XECUTIVE
P
ROFILE
Operations Management
Business Development
Supply Chain Development
I am a technically aware, dynamic, results-driven executive with a provenrecord of successfully developing and leading operations in cleantech andhigh-technology environments. Demonstrated accomplishments in earlystage business development and new product introduction across a varietyof markets. Change manager adept in startup, reengineering, and high-growth technology environments, Visionary planner and analytical problemsolver with a “big picture” mentality. Strong leader adept at managing andmotivating cross-functional teams. Excellent communication and relationshipbuilding skills. Extensive experience with developing outsourcedmanufacturing partners and strategic suppliers. I have over 15 yearsexperience working with venture capital supported companies, both inEurope and North America, I have helped raise private equity funding for fiveearly stage companies and previous to that 12 years experience in thesemiconductor industry.
Core Competencies include
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P
ROFESSIONAL
E
XPERIENCE
W
HITESTAR 
S
OLAR 
L
TD
(
NAREC
)
 – 
Blyth, UK 09/07 to 06/10
Chief Operating Officer / General Manager
Responsible for the management of photovoltaic research center, manufacturing, research anddevelopment projects, product engineering and development, P&L responsibility. Continuallyevaluating solar manufacturing technologies and analyzing there impact on the market incomparison to other cleantech technologies. Leading the commercialization of the researchcenters photovoltaic solar cell technology through technology spin out, technology transfer andlicensing. Led acquisition of BP Solar’s LGBC solar cell manufacturing line and associatedintellectual property.
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Operations Management
Quality Control
Continuous Improvement
Process Reengineering
Lean Manufacturing
Systems Implementation
Project Management
Project Outsourcing
Business Development
 
G
ORDON
W
HYTE
 
P
ROFESSIONAL
E
XPERIENCE
C
ONTINUED
Successfully led ISO 9001 certification project.
Wrote business plan and financial model for WSS, and presented toinvestors.
Establishing supply chain, negotiating key supply agreements.
Leading sales and marketing function, developing customer base from4 to 20 customers.
Evaluation and selection of production technologies for large scalemanufacturing sites.
Developed technology road map for next generation siliconconcentrator solar cell manufacturing.
Improved production efficiencies by 25% and reduced product cost by35%.
Established capabilities to model full system costs and performance forsolar technologies. 
F
ORTH
D
IMENSION
 
DISPLAYS
 
 – 
Dunfermline, UK 10/2004
 – 
08/2007 www.forthdd.com
Director of Micro display operations
Responsible for manufacturing operations of micro-displays and sub-systemsfor helmet mounted and projection television applications. Re-started“mothballed” micro-display fabrication manufacturing foundry, ahead of schedule and on budget. Recruited management team. Developed a fablesssemiconductor model to launch a new world class WXGA display to schedule.Reduced customer returns by 40% and improved delivery performance by50%. This role had extensive travel in China and Taiwan.
Key Achievements:
Restarted the manufacturing line significantly ahead of schedule.
Established high volume manufacturing partners for the microdisplayand drive electronics.
Implemented ISO 9001 and NPI strategy.
Negotiated supply agreements with major suppliers.
Implemented SAP 1 for financial modeling and supply chainmanagement.
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G
ORDON
W
HYTE
 
P
ROFESSIONAL
E
XPERIENCE
C
ONTINUED
Restructured the operations to focus on core business.
Secured funding of £3M to support restructuring of business.
Responsible for continuous increased revenue for 15 months.
Implement internal training program to “skill uporganization inconjunction with the Leader ship for Growth program funded byScottish Enterprise.
ROSEBANK 
 
TECHNOLOGIES
– 
Edinburgh, UK 06/2003
 – 
10/2004
Chief Operation Officer
 This was a short-term project to set up an advanced semiconductor processdevelopment organization, using spin-on-glass based thick films. Responsiblefor operations, engineering and development functions.
Key Achievements:
Developed business plan for organization and executed.
Set up project with AMT for process development.
Secured £75k SMART funding from Scottish Executive.
Co-Authored a Patent on SOG for DTI / STI next generationsemiconductors.
LITTLE OPTICS, INC
. – Annapolis, MD, 2002 –2004 www.littleoptics.com
Vice President of Operations
Led day-to-day operations for this manufacturer of integrated optical ASIC’s which supplied to adiverse market covering biotechnology, communications, and the military. Define, develop, andexecute manufacturing and outsourcing strategies leading towards a fabless manufacturingmodel. Oversee administration, human resources, facilities, and quality management. Developand administer budgets, P&L . Monitor company wide projects. Managed wafer fabricationengineering and process development teams and device packaging team. Implemented ISO 9001quality programs and gained certification. Led senior operations management team. Reported toBoard and investors. Helped to raise $7 million in funding this allowed the organization to position it’s self to be acquired by Nomadics Plc and secured the future for the employees andreturned shared holders’ value. I could see my role disappearing as part off the acquisition, so I planned my return to the Scotland to take up the project with Rosebank Technologies.
 Key Achievements:
Implemented process improvements to reduce operating costs 35%.
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