Prior to joining IntraOp, Derek was the Global Account Manager for 3M, where he led and launched 3 innovative technologies into the solar market, negotiated multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts with key accounts and was responsible for sales in excess of $100M annually in his business unit. Derek has a broad background in sales, business development, supply-chain management and engineering. He was previously the VP of Supply Chain at Soliant Energy, a start-up company funded with $35M in private venture capital and DOE grants. A seasoned international sales and operations executive, Derek started his career as the Senior Operations and Logistics Manager for Transistor Devices, Inc. (TDI) in Shenzhen, China, a provider of power equipment for telecommunications and data storage to Tier 1 customers such as Cisco, Ericsson, Emerson, etc. Under Derek’s leadership the Shenzhen plant was the fastest growing unit in the company. Derek earned his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, publishing his thesis on Differentiating the Hospital Supply Chain for Enhanced Performance. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.