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.