Colin was born and educated in the UK but has spent most of his professional career in Asia. He is currently based in Baltimore where he leads Under Armour Global Sourcing and Product Development. He is a member of Under Armours Executive Team.
Colin began his career in the UK but in 1988 he left the UK and joined Reebok in South Korea. During the 1990’s Colin moved in quick succession from Korea to Thailand and then onto China, Philippines and Thailand where he pioneered Reeboks Footwear and Apparel sourcing. In 1997 joined a Thai manufacturing group as COO where he focused on restructuring the group following the Asian crises. In 2002 Colin was appointed as CEO of Pentland Asia with a specific focus on establishing both sourcing and sales/distribution for Lacoste, Speedo, Berghaus and Ellesse. In 2007 Colin was promoted to the Pentland Executive Board.
In early 2010 Colin left Pentland and spent a year with the Li and Fung Group. He subsequently joined VF where he led the Asia sourcing activity for VF's stable of brands including Vans; TNF, Nautica and Timberland etc. In 2016 Colin left VF and joined under Armour
M.B.A. from University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A, in 2003;
Joined American Express from 2002 starting from Managerial Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined Kohler Company in 2005 as Supply Chain Manager in Wisconsin, U.S.
Joined StanleyBlack&Decker in 2007 starting from Global Program Manager in Maryland, U.S.; returned to China in 2013 leading StanleyBlack&Decker Asia Supply Chain. Currently holding Vice President, Supply Chain Asia role.
· Established and fine-tuning S&OP process in Asia regions, Asia WCT improved by almost 2 turns in 3.5 year tenure in Asia, DSI reduced 37D in last 2 years.
· Building Asia supply chain infrastructure including DC network and talent supply chain team to better support growth and E-Commerce.
Backed by 15+ years of Purchasing experience with joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 2010, after managing the category of facility and R&D setting up for pharmaceutical manufacturing & production equipment, now Yang Bing leads the sourcing category of General Goods & Services including Capex and infrastructure, real estate, IT & External Services in TCM China covering China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, supporting the business growth for the Boehringer Ingelheim business units of Human pharma, Bio pharma and Animal Health.
Tom’s background is in both retail and supply chain organizations, where he has built up a proven track record in fast moving, high demand environments. Tom has experience in retail stores, working with regional teams as well as with suppliers and third-party logistics operators in multiple countries.
The operations team support SPAR Partners in the areas of logistics, information and communication technology as well as equipment purchasing support. A number of events are organized by the operations department to support the sharing of best practice and knowledge sharing within SPAR. Tom’s expertise in the field of supply chain management and his customer driven supports cost effective solutions that enhance the customer experience and maximize service, key to a winning business formula.
Prior to joining SPAR International, Tom held the position of programme manager, distribution, within Tesco UK where he was responsible for the end-to-end supply chain transformation programme. He also gained experience with Asda/Wal-Mart over a ten year period, whereas the supply chain development manager he had responsibility for four functions within the business covering inbound logistics, supplier development programme, supply chain strategy and supply chain transformation programme.
Tom is passionate about what can be achieved for the customer, if manufacturers, suppliers, distribution and retail functions work collaboratively across the end to end supply chain. His favourite saying is ‘the sum of the parts is worth more than they are individually’.