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Connecting the Dots: Leveraging the Linkages between Design and Manufacturing

In the current era of dynamic digital transformation, the kernel of creativity that lies behind the industry’s drive for genuine innovation – or better yet, disruption - can determine the success or failure of a company or brand initiative. Innovation is how value is created and added for the customer. It is how a company like Molex captures trends and ideas and implements them early in design to ensure they support customers’ need for innovation that ignites advantage.   

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Christophe Vinsonneau is Director of New Project Development Sourcing for the Commercial & Consumer Solutions (CCS) Division and Director of Supply Base Management at Molex, with teams located in multiple design centers across Asia. He is based in Japan with responsibility for the Japan Supply Base Management Sourcing teams.

Christophe Vinsonneau joined Molex in March 2019 as NPD Sourcing Senior Manager.

Christophe is a procurement leader and expert, with career success holding progressive leadership roles. He is leveraging cross-cultural strengths and strategic mindset to influence international procurement decisions across large projects, improving profitability and mitigating liability in complex contract negotiations. Christophe is bolstering development strategy for advanced engineering projects by managing partnerships and applying expert insights of trade regulations/policies.

Prior to Molex, Christophe was Procurement Director for Schneider-Electric in China.

He holds a Master of Engineering in Industrial Supply Chain Management from an Engineering school in France, and a M.S. in International Purchasing Management for ESSEC Business school in Paris. Apart from his education in France, Christophe spent most of his career in China, the U.S. and Japan. Christophe is also a sports fan and is team lead volunteer for the language services at the Tokyo Olympics Games.