Director, Supply Chain & Manufacturing
With over 25 years experience in the electronics industry, Karen brings experience in providing value and cost analysis, contract negotiations of existing products, new product introduction and manages the acquisitions of goods and services including PCB assemblies and Turnkey builds manufactured in Asia, Mexico and the U.S.
Prior to joining NexTek, Karen was the Supply Chain Manager for 3.5 years at Radianse, Inc. a company that provides solutions for healthcare by processing real -time location data, for equipment, patients and staff. Prior to Radianse, Karen was in audio industry with Lexicon, Inc. a subsidiary of Harman International for 29 years as the Commodities and Contract Manufacturing Manager. Harman designs, manufactures and markets audio and infotainment products for the car, home, theatres and venues, as well as electronics for audio professionals. Harman International’s consumer group makes loudspeakers, CD and DVD players, CD recorders, and amplifiers under several brand names such as Harman Kardon, JBL, and Infinity.
Karen holds a BS from Northeastern University and is a member of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston.