Aero Global’s team in focused on bringing the best solution to every project. No two solutions are identical and we believe listening to the unique technical, quality, cost, and fulfillment needs of our customer and applying our engineering, supply-chain, and international trade experience helps solve each problem uniquely. We strive to become an extension of our customer’s procurement and engineering team and bring forward individualized solutions.
Brian P. Hanson, EE & MBA
President and Founder
Brian founded Aero Global Sourcing Solutions, Inc. in 2007 to support small to mid-sized manufacturing firms in establishing robust global component supply chains. Brian has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Arizona State University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Minnesota.
Brian’s career began with a mid-sized semiconductor manufacturer where he eventually ran the offshore integrated circuit assembly and test department. This position required extensive travel throughout Asia and focused heavily on supplier development. Brian then moved into global commodity management of integrated circuits for a large disk drive manufacturer. Here Brian developed strategic supplier relationships to ensure design and development had the best supplier partners in their portfolio. Brian then became Executive Director of Global Commodity Management for a mid-sized contract manufacturing firm. Here, Brian built a world-wide commodity management team and developed the strategies to ensure the lowest cost manufacturing solutions would be brought forward to benefit the broad customer base his team supported.
Brian witnessed numerous companies coming to this contract manufacturer with little or no experience sourcing product overseas. He saw a need for these firms to get a more direct path to the lower cost overseas manufacturing available to many larger companies. This enabled the creation of the business plan that eventually became Aero Global Sourcing Solutions, Inc.
Today, AGSS services dozens of customers through a large network of overseas factories and service partners. The breadth of products offered grows continuously as the needs of our customers leads us into new and exciting markets.
As time permits from his family’s hectic and fun schedule with school and youth sports he also enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey, racing cars, hunting, and fishing.
Bruce R. Funk
Regional Sourcing Director Asia. Thailand Office
Bruce was born and raised in Wisconsin and has resided in Asia for the past twenty-five years. He currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bruce joined Aero Global Sourcing Solutions in 2007.
Bruce’s professional experience includes serving thirteen years as Vice President of Asian Operations for Innovex, Inc., a multinational manufacturer with worldwide sales. Under Bruce’s direction, Innovex was successful in opening manufacturing operations in Bangkok, Korat, Thailand and Shenzhen, China. These Asian operations helped the company achieve a 600% growth in revenue and 1000% growth in earnings over a five-year period.
Prior to that, Bruce’s experiences include ten years of sales management for a domestic (USA) mechanical parts manufacturer, and ten years as procurement manager for a domestic machine tool company. Bruce began his career as a senior mechanical parts buyer for Lockheed Aircraft.
Product Solutions Consultant
Pat joined the Aero Global team in 2019 and brings over 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management roles as well as 10 years in the Technology Services Industry. Pat has worked in Supply Chain roles at small and large sized contract manufacturing companies and has experience in global sourcing. Pat has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration as well as a Master of Business Administration Degree.
Pat’s responsibilities include working with Aero Globals’s sales team to better understand the customer’s needs so we can deliver a tailored solution whether it be resourcing products, providing quality & inspection processes, or developing fulfillment & warehousing solutions.
Global Materials Project Manager
Angela joined Aero Global Sourcing Solutions in 2012, her expertise covers a wide range of functions including all aspects of operations, materials management, purchasing, production planning, inventory management, and logistics. Angela has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Business Management. She is responsible for managing the company’s production projects across multiple geographies and industries with the goal of meeting all of our customer’s varying needs.