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file:///C:\\Users\\fred\\OneDrive\\document\\aboutauthorAbout the Author
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorFrederick Parker was born in Hungary and escaped from the communist rule in 1949.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorHe immigrated to Australia and received his degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorAfter coming to America he specialized in manufacturing management and turn-around situations for several hi-tech companies, including corporate strategies for international companies.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorParker was general manager of a large international telecommunication company in Silicon Valley, in charge of 1,200 employees, shipping $500 million of hi-tech equipment from a 300,000-square-foot factory. He achieved 55% gross margins. When he was promoted to corporate vice president of operations, he was asked to research and formulate the manufacturing strategy for this international corporation. At that time the company had factories all over the world. In that strategic role Parker studied the latest trends in world-class manufacturing before implementing his plans for the corporation.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorParker also built and managed factories in Mexico and later as Vice President of Operations took part of taking a company public. The year after that public offering, the company’s stock was the largest percentage gainer on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorBefore retiring and writing this book, Parker consulted for several companies that relied on his expertise of New Product Introduction and Cost Reduction.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorStrategy +Teamwork is based on his 40 years of experience in manufacturing management and his strong desire to pass on the wisdom he gained in confronting difficult problems in the competitive global environment.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorParker is consulting part-time and lives in San Diego with his wife and has two children and three grandchildren.
file:///C:\Users\fred\OneDrive\document\aboutauthorHe also wrote a book on bridge, Win at Duplicate Bridge, and he enjoys playing bridge, golf, chess, and writing articles.