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Vincent ANDRE

Date of Birth : 1 September 1981
Nationality : French
Work Permit : Hong-Kong
Mobile Phone : +852 54883711 (GMT+0800)

Technical Director

Professionnal experience

January 2014
to
Today

Technical Director

ARCTIC (HK) Ltd.
Tsuen Wan, Hong-Kong
https://www.arctic.ac

Products

PC thermal solutions, PC accessories, Headphones, USB Chargers.

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240
ARCTIC Freezer 33
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid II-120
ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme IV
ARCTIC F14
ARCTIC MX-4
ARCTIC Z3 Pro
ARCTIC P614 BT
ARCTIC Home Charger 4500

Job description

Following a restructuring in ARCTIC, the whole R&D team has been combined in one unique team which has been placed under my supervision. My responsabilities are now covering the entire company portfolio and range from the initial product concept, through all the development, including sourcing, design, prototyping and evaluation, NPI stage, quality control all the way to mass production and marketing of the product through our website.

Additionally, I am following up the company website : development of new functionalities with third parties or internally, bugfixes, content management, SEO and other marketing targeted actions… The overall company IT infrastructure is as well under my supervision.

As a member of the direction, I as well take part in the company strategic decisions and roadmap definition.

Achievements

  • Launch of the company new website and webshop, development and implementation of new features.
  • Act as consultant for ERP development to enhance company productivity.
  • Successful launch of several products (Bluetooth Headphones, Monitor Arms, CPU Coolers, Graphics Card Coolers, USB Charger)
August 2011
to
January 2014

Consumer Electronics Director

ARCTIC (HK) Ltd.
Tsuen Wan, Hong-Kong
https://www.arctic.ac

Products

PC thermal solutions, PC accessories, Digital entertainement products, Earphones, Headphones, PC and Hi-Fi Speakers.

ARCTIC MC101
ARCTIC P402
ARCTIC MC001
ARCTIC remoteAR
ARCTIC Audio Relay
ARCTIC E461

Job description

  • Responsibility for ARCTIC’s consumer electronics strategy and product direction. ARCTIC’s consumer electronics is divided in 3 sub-brands : ARCTIC Living, ARCTIC Sound and ARCTIC Power.
  • Lead the product development starting from market analysis, feasibility study, design, testing, sourcing, scheduling, negotiations until series production.
  • Responsibility for all HR related issues in the Consumer electronics department such as replacement, hiring, termination, annual performance reviews, additional training and educational matters. Management of 6 engineers in different fields (Industrial Designers, Mechanical and Electronics Engineers, Purchasers).
  • Inform the company management about the product schedule and status.
  • Additional responsibility: Supervise the IT infrastructure of ARCTIC : Server maintenance plans, workstation policies,…

Achievements

  • Successful launch of several products (Multi-media PC, Smartphone Remote App, Wireless Audio Extender, Headphones)
  • Development and implementation of a web-based project management tool to follow the different milestones of the project development.
  • Consultant for the new company website implementation regarding the technical aspect of the page layout.
June 2010
to
August 2011

Manager Consumer Electronics

Arctic Cooling (HK) Ltd.
Tsuen Wan, Hong-Kong
https://www.arctic.ac

Products

PC thermal solutions, PC accessories, Digital entertainement products, Earphones, Headphones, PC and Hi-Fi Speakers, Remote controlled toys.

ARCTIC Earphones
ARCTIC P311
ARCTIC P531
ARCTIC S111
ARCTIC AquaRider703
ARCTIC CPU cooler
ARCTIC Graphics Card Cooler

Job description

  • Responsibility for ARCTIC’s consumer electronics and ARCTIC Hobby strategy and product direction.
  • Lead the product development starting from market analysis, feasibility study, design, testing, sourcing, scheduling, negotiations until series production.
  • Responsibility for all HR related issues in the Consumer electronics and Hobby department such as replacement, hiring, termination, additional training and educational matters and annual performance reviews. Management of 5 engineers.
  • Inform the company management of the product schedule and status.

Achievements

  • Successful launch of several products (earphones, headphones, RC toys)
September 2006
to
June 2010

NPI Manager

Parrot Trading (ShenZhen) Ltd.
ShenZhen, China
http://www.parrot.com

Products

Bluetooth electronics devices (Car Kits, Plug’n Play, Photo Frames, Speakers).

Parrot MKi9200
Parrot Minikit Slim
Parrot by Szekely
Parrot by Starck - Zikmu
Parrot ARdrone
Parrot CK5050

Job description

  • Management of the EMS suppliers: set-up the line in partnership with EMS team, schedule the different production, solve the quality issues during production start.
  • Following of the tooling development in supplier side for plastic and metal parts.
  • Management of suppliers for other custom parts (cables, standard parts…)
  • Synchronization of the different departments (tests, logistics, purchasing…) to ensure a smooth production beginning.
  • Management of 5 Chinese engineers.

Achievements

  • Creation of the ShenZhen office: from 5 french expatriates to about 50 peoples.
  • Development of the team working quality: progressive transfer of the responsibilities from French team.
  • Creation and Implementation of procedures to be compliant to TS16949 requirements.
  • Before SZ logistics department creation, I was in charge of the whole logistics, planning, project management on one PCBA module for Japanese OEM customer.
  • Local leader for the implementation of a PLM (Product Life Management) system based on SAP.
  • Creation and implementation of a project following tool : web-based tool aimed to track the open issues as well as the planning of the projects
December 2005
to
September 2006

NPI Engineer

Parrot SA
Paris, France
http://www.parrot.com

Products

Bluetooth electronics devices (Car Kits, Plug’n Play, Photo Frames, Speakers).

Parrot Minikit
Parrot Conference
Parrot Photo Frame
Parrot Sound System

Job description

  • Following of the Chinese suppliers to ensure a smooth start of production.
  • Several trip to factory to follow the different production runs.

Achievements

  • Creation of an automated BOM treatment tool.(manual treatment = 4 hours, with the tool = less than 5 minutes)
  • Successful start of 5 projects.
March 2005
to
December 2005

Account Manager

Lear Automotive
Garches, France
http://www.lear.com

Products

Car harnesses

Car Harness
Renault Laguna 2
Car Fuse Box
Renault Velsatis
Electric Cables

Job Description

  • Follow-up of the project modification and the price impact. Discussion with customer.
  • Management of the investment and in charge of claiming back to customer.

Achievements

  • Decrease the amount of the open issues (conflicts between customer and us) from more than 700000 euros to less than 100000 euros
  • Implementation of an existing tool to track the commercial margin and estimate their annual impact.

Education

ENSAM ParisTech
September 2001
to
June 2004

Master in Engineering

Ecole Nationale d’Arts et Metiers (ENSAM) – ParisTech
Angers, France / Paris, France
http://www.ensam.eu

September 1999
to
June 2001

Undergraduate Course

Lycee Vauban
Brest, France
http://www.lycee-vauban-brest.ac-rennes.fr/
Two years of preparation for the Engineer Schools entry exam. Specialization Physics and Technology.

June 1999

Baccalaureate with Honors, Science Major

Lycee Vauban
Brest, France
http://www.lycee-vauban-brest.ac-rennes.fr/
French secondary school diploma obtained with an average grade of 14.13/20.

Personnal skills and interest

Personnal skills :

  • Hard-worker,
  • Fast learner,
  • Proposition strength,
  • Good technical knowledge in various fields (mechanical, project management, PCBA, ),
  • Rational,
  • Able to “roll over the sleeves”,
  • Very good interpersonal skills.

Computer skills

LinuxWindows 10
SAPMicrosoft Office
  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (develop macros)
  • Knowledge of SAP and ERP system.
  • Programmation skills (VB, PHP, MySQL),
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows,
  • ISO9001 and TS16949 experience.

Interests

  • Photography
  • Hiking
  • Home Entertainment and Home Automation
  • Aquarium
  • Like sport of all kind

Spoken Languages

  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (Fluent – Working language since 2006)
  • Mandarin (beginner)

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