Velocity Electronics' senior management team brings together industry veterans with a deep knowledge of electronic components and professionals from a wide variety of highly successful businesses.
Frank Bruno co-founded Velocity Electronics in February 1999. He brings over 20 years of experience in managing all aspect of material distribution, including appraising, buying, selling, handling, inspecting and storing board level electronic components, peripherals and networking equipment in both the franchise and independent distributor markets. Frank is an expert in material management, quality assurance, global sales and world-wide operational logistics. He is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of Velocity and leads all aspects of Velocity's global expansion and growth.
Prior to founding Velocity, Frank held sales, operational and management level positions at one of the largest global independent distributors. He also has experience in franchise distribution, working for Marshall Industries.
Frank is a board member of the Busby Foundation, an Austin based non-profit providing support for families affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Kris joined Velocity in May 2003 as a Business Development Manager responsible for developing the company's vendor relationships with large EMS providers. Today, as Director of Sales and Business Development, Kris spearheads the company's sales, business development and marketing efforts worldwide. Kris has been a key member of Velocity's domestic growth as well as international expansion efforts, opening offices and leading business development efforts in Mexico, Asia and Europe.
Kris has over 15 years of experience in independent distribution and has held several leadership roles throughout his career.
He holds a BBA in Marketing and International Business from Baylor University.
Hal Juergens joined Velocity in April 2002 and currently leads the company's Supply Chain Management group. Hal is an expert in excess material procurement and disposition strategies, and structuring and executing third-party material management programs such as Velocity's Partner Purchasing program, Vendor Managed Inventory, End-of-Life and last time buy management, and other Lean Supply Chain programs. Hal led the company's Product Management group from 2005 to 2008.
Prior to joining the Velocity team, Hal was a liaison and technology manager responsible for program planning and testing on numerous military and commercial programs at Honeywell International (formerly Allied-Signal). At Honeywell, Hal served as a single point of contact for all customer requirements including program budgets, schedules, specification for procurement and facility and technical resources. Hal is also a lean manufacturing and enterprise expert and extensively trained in Six Sigma Lean principles, tools and processes. Prior to joining Honeywell in 1995, Hal was a senior program manager for Wyle Laboratories.
Hal holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine.
Since joining Velocity in February 2001, Jason has led Velocity's global operations and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives. He is responsible for Velocity's quality inspection program, AS9120 and ISO 9001:2000 certified quality management system, ANSI/ESD S20.20 certified ESD program, export compliance program, warehousing, logistics, and support. In addition, Jason has developed Velocity's quality inspection program, utilizing advanced techniques designed to effectively combat the threat of refurbished and counterfeit components. He is an expert in quality inspections (earning an IDEA-ICE-3000 certificate), ESD protection (serving as the VP of the Texas ESD Association since 2002), material warehousing, and world-wide operational logistics. Jason has also been honored to serve on the IDEA board of directors since 2009.
Prior to joining the Velocity team, Jason served eight years in the United States Army as an Armor officer. While in the Army, he held a number of diverse and challenging leadership, supervisory and operational positions; including commanding two tank companies. Jason also served as a tank platoon leader, an executive officer of a tank company, a tank battalion operations officer, and a tank battalion personnel officer.
Jason holds a B.S. in management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business.
Kevin Tolbert joined Velocity in December 2006 and is responsible for managing all of Velocity's global finance and accounting functions. Kevin brings over 15 years of specialized experience in accounting, finance, corporate development, strategic planning, third-party outsource services and operational productivity initiatives.
Prior to joining the Velocity team, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer of Hospital Housekeeping Systems, a large hospital services outsource company. Kevin began his career working in public accounting and later moved into industry with McLane Company, Inc. where he served as Vice President and Controller of McLane/Southern California. Kevin also served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Sulzer Vascutek. Kevin has extensive experience covering a broad range of business functions from accounting, finance and human resources to operations, productivity/cost improvement initiatives and business outsourcing services.
Kevin holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.
Mark leads Velocity's Global Trading Division; he is responsible for driving the company's strategic sales, procurement and business development initiatives.
During his tenure with Velocity, Mark has held several management roles including Team Leader, Global Account Manager, Global Sales Manager and Global Business Development Manager. Mark has established himself as a leader in developing, implementing and executing global sales and procurement strategies.
Mark holds a B.S. in Communications Studies and a Business Minor from the University of Texas at Austin.