TFI hires Bruce Rayner as Director of Research and Consulting
May 23, 2006
Firm expands practice areas and deepens consulting capabilities
Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) is pleased to announce that Bruce Rayner, formerly editorial director of Electronics Supply & Manufacturing magazine and EBN , has joined the firm as head of research and consulting. Eric Miscoll, formerly in this role for the firm, has announced he will join TFI client TXP - Texas Prototypes as Vice President of Strategy.
"TFI's research and consulting capabilities have expanded considerably under Eric's leadership over the past nine years," noted Pamela Gordon, TFI President and CEO. "We are grateful for Eric's creativity in developing and growing the Quarterly Forum for Outsourced Electronics Manufacturing and Supply Chain, which is the industry's only member-directed research and consultancy community for electronics manufacturers, their OEM customers and suppliers. We wish him all the best as he switches roles and joins the ranks of TFI clients."
TFI's current roster of seasoned and experienced analysts is arguably the best in the industry, and they have conducted hundreds of studies on behalf of the firm's clients. "TFI's strength is its solid relationships with OEMs of all sizes in all market segments who engage with the TFI community while making outsourcing decisions," Rayner commented.
"Together with Pam, I will concentrate on growing and enhancing TFI's consulting services and expanding our Quarterly Forum community of industry executives," said Rayner. "A good example is the 'True Cost of Outsourcing' program developed by TFI consultant Charlie Barnhart. The program has helped OEMs and their EMS providers reduce cost and bring new levels of efficiency to the manufacturing services pricing process. We want to offer more programs like this."
Rayner brings to TFI 20 years of experience shaping and leading print and online publications and developing new editorial communities such as GreenSupplyLine.com. He's also developed and managed conferences, Webcasts and championed a variety of collaborative business partnerships. In addition to Electronics Supply & Manufacturing and EBN, Rayner was editor-in-chief of Electronic Business magazine and an associate editor at the Harvard Business Review.
"I have worked with Bruce in the industry for many years, as I'm sure many of our Quarterly Forum members have too," said Gordon. "His high-energy personal style, his insight into the trends and issues shaping the electronics industry, and his award-winning writing and editing will add a new dimension to TFI's consulting services and research studies. I'm looking forward to introducing Bruce to our members at the June Quarterly Forum," she said.