Mr. Barris is a Founding Partner in Barris Lotterer Management Consulting specializing in High Technology Operations and Strategy, with a focus on the Product Development and Product Fulfillment Processes.
He was the Managing Partner of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ Global Semiconductor Industry Practice, and more recently, the Strategist and SVP of Service for Cadence Design Systems. He also spent a significant portion of his earlier career with General Electric’s Power Generation Business in marketing, sales and corporate strategy.
Mr. Barris has held functional and executive management positions in General Management, Operations (manufacturing and engineering), Marketing, Strategic Planning, Sales Engineering, Services, Manufacturing and Project Management. He has spent half of his career involved in International Projects and the development of multinational business relationships. He is considered a thought leader in the design and implementation of Collaborative Product Commerce; the doing of business between global teams and across enterprise boundaries, and in the development of the design chain, the supply chain and the management of those relationships over the product life cycle.
Mr. Barris has a broad Industrial background including Power Generation, Construction Equipment, Integrated Material Handling systems, Electronic Design Automation, Factory Automation Systems, and High Density Disk Drives. Over the years, he has been involved in developing over 180 Factory Automation and Integrated Material Handling Systems. He has consulted as a Trusted Advisor with senior management to improve operations, strategy and functional direction in the Distribution, Computer, Electronics, Disk Drive, Office Equipment, Appliance, Clean Room, Semiconductor Fabrication, Semiconductor Equipment, Pharmaceutical, Construction Equipment, Service, Aerospace, Munitions and Automotive Industries.
He has deep experience in developing business and operational strategy that results in significantly reducing the amount of lead time and investment required to bring new products and service offerings to market and establishing the delivery of products/offerings as a strong strategic element of the Enterprise.
Mr. Barris was a founding member of the Material Handling Research Center at Georgia Tech University and a founding member of the Assembly Automation Manufacturer’s Association. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Union College.