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Business Advisory Council: Scott Hutchins

Scott Hutchins
Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Scott Hutchins has been actively involved in the electronic contract manufacturing industry for over 20 years, here in the Hudson Valley, and currently is a Business Unit Director for Jabil Circuit, Inc., one of the top 3 contract manufacturers worldwide.

Within Jabil he manages operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia with responsibility for all computing and storage engagements with IBM, one of the company's top 10 customers.

He began his career with PDQ Manufacturing Co., Inc. beginning his work there as a purchasing agent in 1985. Under his leadership PDQ changed from a small metal working company to a progressive manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures. Today, PDQ manufactures Electronic Enclosures for the high end server, data communication, and telecommunication industries. Prior to leaving PDQ his accomplishments included:

Implementation of or direct involvement with:

• Inclusive manufacturing system to include internet and intranet applications.
• Quality programs meeting government standards, corporate (customer standards) to ISO 9002 registration.
• Involved with all the different programs of the times, from quality circles and round tables to team building and alike.
• Managed growth from a single location metal fabricator to a multi location, multi national systems integrator.
• Developed an international customer base.

Mr. Hutchins has or is active in the following organizations:

• President of the Council of Industry
• Member of the DCDEC board of Directors
• Member of the Rhinebeck, NY Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
• American Society for Quality Control
• Society for Manufacturing Engineers
• Rotary International

Mr. Hutchins is a graduate of the University of Vermont and lives in Rhinebeck with his wife and four children.

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