Companies Mark Lipp has Founded or Co-founded in the

BroadBand Telcomm Industry 

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Main Line Equipment Inc

Manufacturer of RF and Fiber Optic Equipment for the Broaband/Telcomm Industry 

1986 until sale in 2013 President/C.E.O.
after sale consultant 2013-2016

Main Line is the  premier manufacturer of accessory items for the broadband market place: equalizers forward and reverse, compensators, attenuators, diplex and plug-ins for all major manufacturer’s. We manufacture legacy replacement  RF modules and Fiber Optic modules with increased gain and bandwidth to support your existing networks and also can expand your network up to 1.2 GHz and beyond even in an HFC  environment.  Mainline developed, Engineered, Manufactured,  and designed Broadband Amplifiers to 1.2 GHz for  legacy upgrade and new deployment. The company built products domestically and grew to over 120 full-time employees.

 

Selected Results:

  • Reinvented the company’s products and focus four different times reinvigorating  growth profitability & market share. Grew to be the world leader in the RF accessory niche products.

 

  • Developed strategic alliances to manufacture for major  OEM  industry suppliers for accessories and Fiber Optic nodes for Philips, C-Cor, ADC in Torrance Factory/Facility and in our Mexico Factory/Facility

 

  • Worked with Marketing, Sales and Key customers and developed “Standard Platforms” that were future forward

 

  • Worked with Engineering and Manufacturing to develop products from inception through the manufacturing cycle and reduced new product introduction from 24 months to 6 months

 

 

  • Developed Cellular, Lean and Six Sigma processes controls to lower the cost of manufacturing, to be competitive and less costly than offshore manufacturing

 

  • Developed all factory layouts and  lean manufacturing techniques to insure less than .01% scrap and rework.
  • Developed a nationwide “Repair” business and developed strategic alliances to perform warranty and authorized non-warranty repairs

 

  • Lowered inventory by 30 % with no increase in customer lead time

 

  • Reduced factory scrap to under 1%, factory rework to under 1%, returns to under .4% and on-time customer delivery at 99.5%

 

  • Developed a worldwide sourcing program that reduced material costs over 11%

 

  • Developed market position of products and branding

 

  • Developed marketing plan, sales plan, effective web presence, and trade shows increasing sale 16%

 

  • Developed global presence through distribution in major international markets adding 12% in sales growth

 

  • Developed in-house C/S, field sales people, Distributors and Field Engineers to support products

 

  • Developed and performed presentations of company products and capabilities thereby closing many multi-million dollar accounts (over $100 m) with some of the largest companies in America and abroad

 

  • Involved in all three patents company developed

 

 

 

 

President (Founder)

2001- to Sale in 2013  Maquilladora Tijuana B.C. Mexico

Consolidated Repair group was a multi-national repair facility  For Broadband RF and Fiber Optic Equipment.We maintained one of the lowest BER’s in the industry and maintain a 99 plus % Quality and on tome delivery standard.

2001 thru 2013  (sold)

Selected Results:

  • Developed OEM and strategic agreements as nationwide third party warranty and non-warranty facility adding $3 million per year in contracts
  • Introduced automated and sub assembly replacement over component level trouble shooting
  • Developed “Online Portal” concept, for customers to track their warranty and non-warranty repairs. In 2006 this was A first in our industry! Reducing customer service expenses by 39%
  • Developed “Stock Swap Program” eliminating repair lead time on many standard items. Allowing reallocation of labor seasonally, thereby eliminating peak demand overtime and reducing costs by 22%
  • Closed major OEM and Key customer accounts with corporate offices
  • Developed a Maquiladora to produce repairs and refurbishment at a lower total cost

 

 

 

 Factory Automation LLC.

Partner and Co-founder

2006 thru 2009 (sold)

Factory automation Refurbished and re-manufactured  Factory Equipment for electronic assembly.

Equipment re-manufactured and sold were”

  • Pick n place-insertion equipment
  • Reflow ovens
  • Wave solder machines
  • Test equipment
  • Thru-hole assembly equipment
  • AOI equipment
  • Glue and paste machines
  • Board cleaner equipment

 

 

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