With decades of cumulative experience, we’re confident we provide the know-how that you require to improve your cooperation with Chinese suppliers.
We have several teams. Meet some of the key members and learn about their backgrounds and experience here:
QA dept. Manager & Sofeast CEO
Our founder and CEO, Renaud Anjoran, is a globally-recognised expert in quality and supply chain issues.
He has worked in purchasing and quality for 13 years in greater China. His main experience has been in textiles, eyewear, furniture, oil & gas, electronics, plastic injection, die casting, and paint.
He is an expert in the architecture of quality management systems and keeps leading the development of SynControl (the IT platform that powers our Quality Assurance department’s activities and that has been installed in some progressive factories).
He is an ASQ-Certified ‘Quality Engineer’ and ‘Supplier Quality Professional’, and an ISTA-certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
He maintains our popular blog on these topics at QualityInspection.org. He was quoted in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Quality Progress, Quality Digest, and more.
Feel free to connect with Renaud via his LinkedIn page too if you’d like.
Eng. dept. Manager & Sofeast COO
Our COO, Fabien Gaussorgues, has 23 years of engineering and operations management experience in Fortune 500 groups (Safran, Thales, Nortel, and Airbus).
He developed subsystems that ended in cars, fighter jets, 3G base stations, and in mobile phones to be used in secured and private networks.
Fabien has been in China for 9 years and has managed key suppliers for the Airbus group. His main focus was on the launch of new products (new product introduction).
He launched a supply chain management & engineering company, SAOS, in 2011. From 2014 to 2018, Sofeast and SAOS gradually merged operations to offer an integrated solution for companies that work with China manufacturers.
At Sofeast, he works with new clients on setting the right strategy, from design to manufacturing, and coaches the team in providing the right level of assistance along the way.
Fabien welcomes you to connect via his LinkedIn profile.
Quality Assurance Team (30 members)
Head of technical
Textile engineer. 5 years in apparel manufacturing. Has been managing our technical team for more than 10 years.
Head of planning
6 years as school teacher and supervisor. 3 years of purchasing experience. Has been managing our planning team for more than 5 years.
Majored in pharmacy studies. More than 10 years of experience in electronics, electrical appliances, LED lights, and auto parts.
More than 12 years of experience in furniture, optical, machinery, sanitary products, and construction industries.
Worked in an Italian trading company before joining Sofeast. Experience in a variety of consumer goods.
Product Engineering Team (Product development - 7 members / Product improvement - 5 members)
Robin is an electronic engineer who started his career working at Huawei for 8 years. He then worked as a project manager for 8 years at Hytera, a telecommunications and contract manufacturing company, where he worked on the development and production of various mobile devices. +
Mechanical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in product development.
Worked in Gree Home Appliance, in German manufacturer WIK (Germany), and at Shark Ninja (American).
Expertise in NPI, production preparation, and mechanical design.
Works mostly on 2D and 3D designs andpackaging design. Products covered are consumer electronics, plastic casings, and metal parts.
Mechanical & production engineer
Works on complex product assemblies from start to production, including DFM. 9 years of experience with consumer electronics including the X-Box.
Worked for 2 years as structural engineer in a factory, then 2 years as project manager for mobile phones, then 6 years in a design firm as structural engineer. 1 year at Sofeast.
Tooling specialist for 6 years, including 4 years at Samsung. 3 years in an engineering company. 3 years in faucet factory as a process engineer. 3 years in Leviton Electronics as supervisor of the plastic injection molding workshop.
Trained in maintenance, 5S, ISO 9001. 2 years at Sofeast.
9 years of experience in quality control and engineering in factories making consumer electronics.
2 years in Sofeast as fulfilment quality manager
2 years at Galanz as a quality engineer, following microwave and air conditioner production processes. 8 years at an engineering firm working for Cisco, Honeywell, GE, etc., mostly for process audits, component inspections, and first article inspections. 1 year at Sofeast.
Supply Chain Management Team (15 members)
Head of business development
Kate has 9 years of supply chain management experience in both Asia and Europe. Prior to working at Sofeast, she worked as a logistics & overseas foreign trade expert for the Chinese market, assisting global clients.+
Head of supplier qualification
Strong negotiation skills and communication skills. Manages procurement & production projects. Experience in metals, jewelry, electronics, etc.
Senior project manager for hardware products
Specializes in sourcing and manufacturing of PCB component and metal parts.
5 years of experience in plastic injection factory. Manages projects related to prototyping and plastic products.
Senior project manager
Worked in the apparel industry before joining Sofeast. Works on new electronics goods and on private label consumer goods.
Senior project manager for OEM products
Coordinates development & production of very precise metal parts (e.g. welding, stamping, CNC), and sources electronic components.
Logistics & customs specialist
Manages shipments and related documentation. Expert in FBA labelling & packing requirements, as well asEU & USA compliance.
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