Doug is a senior global operations and supply chain executive with more than 20 years of experience across major global organizations including Luxottica, Teespring, Sara Lee, Frito Lay, and Target. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for AeroFlexx, an Innventure portfolio company. Doug brings diverse industry experience having worked across retail, medical device, dental, eyewear, consumer goods, food and beverage, apparel manufacturing, and equipment manufacturing over the course of his career.
While serving as CEO of Operations Education, Doug participated in several startups as he thoroughly enjoys helping entrepreneurial organizations deploy disruptive technologies in a scalable way. He also helped Teespring, a $650 million valued startup transform their operational organization as Chief Supply Chain Officer. He delivered 15% gross margin improvement in his first 12 months, transformed production turnaround times from 5 days to 2 hours while adding 7 sales days to the critical holiday window and scaled over 2 million SKUs on Amazon. Prior to Teespring, Doug served as Vice President of Global Rx Manufacturing for Luxottica, the global leader in eyewear, where he had direct responsibility for manufacturing facilities around the globe. Doug also had simultaneous responsibilities for Luxottica North American Health, Safety, Lean, and Six Sigma supporting Global Rx Operations, NA Logistics & Distribution, and Retail Optical of Americas (4,500+ Locations – LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Ilori, Optical Shops of Aspen, and Sunglass Hut).
Doug received both his MBA and BS in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.