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"John Flanagan has had more direct involvement with supply chain management than any other senior executive in the world" — Van Ness Philip, Editor, Modern Distribution Magazine

"Through globalization and supply chain management, Flanagan brought American Optical's Purchasing Department into the 21st century" — Mo Cuniffe, Chairman and Owner, American Optical Corporation

"The turnaround you accomplished at Air Maze is amazing..." — Jerry Kohlberg, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.



    JOHN P. FLANAGAN • Practitioner – Educator – Speaker – Facilitator    

Seasoned Executive Offering Due Diligence
and Supply Chain Expertise for Manufacturing Companies

John Flanagan, as an operating partner for Stonebridge Partners, served as Chairman of CII Technologies, Bondcote, Alpha Cellulose, Thermatex/Wahl, and New Haven Manufacturing Company.

Prior to joining Stonebridge, John spent 6 years as President of American Optical's Safety Business before it was acquired by the Cabot Corp. He then became Chief Operating Officer of Cabot Safety Corp., a $250 million manufacturer of industrial safety equipment.

He spent 13 years at Incom International, the first management buyout led by Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. While under KKR, John served as President of three businesses including Heim Bearing, Air Maze and Boston Gear. Accomplishments at these companies. He was also Director of Materials Management for Rockwell International, the Bic Pen Company and the American Chain and Cable Company.

John started his business career at Barry Controls as a 17 year old factory worker, where he progressed rapidly through the materials management hierarchy to become a pioneer in the computerization of manufacturing control systems. While at Barry, he attended Boston College four nights a week for six years, earning a B.A. in English Literature.

Twenty years later, after serving as president of three companies, he would receive his first formal business education in the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.

He is co-author of Just-in-Time for the '90s, a book written after he visited Japan as a guest of the Japanese government. While in Japan he investigated the inner workings of many Japanese companies including Toyota, Sony, and Canon Camera. The book focuses on Japan's Total Quality and Just-In-Time movements.

He has been teaching courses at the university level in Purchasing and Production & Inventory Control for the past 23 years, most recently at Boston College. He has had

intensive and extensive dealings with companies and governments in Europe, the Far East, and the former Soviet Union.



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