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Manufacturing and Supply Chain veteran David Boulanger joins Frost & Sullivan – Analyst Ecosystem News

David Boulanger is focused on bringing Frost & Sullivan’s global Industry resources and T.E.A.M. approach to Industrial Automation and Process Division customers with growth-oriented challenges.

A 20-year veteran in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Mr. Boulanger was formerly an Industry Analyst with AMR Research.

Please join us in congratulating David and wishing him great success in his new position.

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Detail on Mr. Boulanger

Mr. David Boulanger is focused on bringing Frost & Sullivan’s global Industry resources and T.E.A.M. approach to Industrial Automation and Process Division customers with growth-oriented challenges.

A 20-year veteran in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Mr. Boulanger was formerly an Industry Analyst with AMR Research in Boston, MA, where he drove their Adaptive Manufacturing research agenda uniting Plant Floor and Enterprise systems for global 2000 manufacturing clients.

Mr. Boulanger has also spent several years at SAP America, Inc. where he was Customer Engagement Director and North American focal point for SAP’s High-Tech Manufacturing and CPG customers for their Perfect Plant initiative. A t SAP, he brought SAP’s Thought Leadership and Best Practices to global manufacturing Sourcing, Supply Chain Planning and Execution and Manufacturing client operations to address manufacturing metrics and visibility challenges uniting the shop floor, the enterprise and outsourced manufacturing partners.

Mr. Boulanger has also spent 15 years at PriceWaterhouse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Global Services as an Associate Partner delivering Manufacturing engagements for Fortune 2000 global manufacturing clients. He started his career at Dun & Bradstreet Software / McCormack and Dodge where he was Northeast Region Consulting Manager for manufacturing clients.

Mr. Boulanger is a graduate of Colby College in Maine and Northeastern University in Massachusetts. He is a member of MIT’s Entrepreneurial Forum, the Massachusetts High Tech Leadership Council (MTLC) and is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University’s High-Tech Graduate MBA Program.

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