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BIOGRAPHY: Marcy Alstott is Principal and Founder of OpsTrak Consulting. She is an Operations and Supply Chain executive with diverse product and technology expertise, multinational management credentials and extensive transformation know-how. She has consulted for multiple companies, large and small, in various industries including server, storage, networking, industrial products, medical devices and consumer electronics. She leads teams in the development of manufacturing strategy and supply chain design. She leads outsourcing teams and guides companies through major negotiations with key suppliers. Her product experience gives her exceptional skills as a cross-functional NPI team leader and guide. She is an executive coach at heart having mentored others throughout her career. That perspective gives her clients lasting value as she teaches, coaches and contributes as she engages.
Previously, Marcy was the VP of Operations for the LaserJet Business at Hewlett Packard. This global $13B business called for exceptional supply chain flexibility and competitiveness. Marcy turned around the performance through process, technology and organizational reengineering coupled with executional prowess.
Marcy is known as an excellent cross-functional, multi-level communicator which is the basis for her consistent leadership success. Formerly Marcy was Vice President of Operations at Sun Microsystems, a provider of mission critical computer systems. She had operations responsibility for Sun’s high end server line and consistently delivered to cost, quality and delivery goals. Over her career, Marcy has had the following functions reporting in to her: Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Management, Supply Execution, Planning, New Product Program Management, Facilities, IT and Quality.
Prior to Sun Marcy led the Operations team at Adept Technology, a factory automation company producing precision vision and motion sensing robotics systems. At Adept, as the GM for their nascent semiconductor wafer handling business unit, she oversaw growth to 5% of the company’s revenue within a year.
Always passionate about launching high tech products into the market, Marcy moved through positions of increasing responsibility early in her career at Hewlett Packard, Chipcom and 3Com. Her varied positions included Fabrication Shop Manager, Process Engineering Manager and Director of Manufacturing Engineering.
Marcy graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a co-op program education at General Motors. She went on to Stanford University for an MSME with a design concentration and then added an MBA from Santa Clara University. Marcy is a frequent speaker at professional venues. She participates on University Advisory Boards. Marcy and her husband Ted live in California’s Bay Area.