Ron Tarter is Chief Operations Officer where he leads product manufacturing, integration, and global supply chain and distribution initiatives. Mr. Tarter is a seasoned Supply Chain Executive, and has worked in various senior management capacities, collaborating with a number of Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes both domestic and international assignments. He has been part of numerous product development and manufacturing ramps, and is a recognized expert in what it takes to scale an organization and its corresponding supply chain.
In one of his most recent roles as Senior Vice President/General Manager at Flex, Mr. Tarter managed a global footprint of over $5B in revenue, with operations in Europe, Asia, and North America. His 20-year tenure allowed him to partner with various companies, to engineer and implement comprehensive supply chains on behalf of their markets and customers.
Prior to Flex, Mr. Tarter was employed by Apple for almost 15 years where he worked in various manufacturing engineering and production management roles. He spent nine of his Apple years in the Macintosh Division and developed his early supply chain skills in the original Macintosh factory.
Mr. Tarter attended San Diego State University and San Jose State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a Minor in Business Management.