Steve Anderson is
the 2009 founder and president of Global Development Solutions Corporation. Prior to
establishing GDS, Steve was Manager of Global Sourcing for a manufacturer of
high-performance valves and controls, where he developed and implemented a
sourcing strategy for high performance OEM product. He regularly visited and developed suppliers in Italy,
China, India, Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Before that, Steve
was Chief Engineer and was involved with a wide range of products, their
applications, field service, product liability, and offshore product
Steve has over 30
years' experience in private industry. He has held management positions in
Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Global Sourcing, Purchasing,
and Cost Reduction, and he was the Chairman of his firm's Quality Improvement
addition to his having extensive manufacturing experience, Steve has cultivated
extensive long-lasting relationships with offshore manufacturers. He first visited Asia 30+
years ago and continues to travel there frequently to maintain the extensive network of GDS suppliers.
has visited hundreds of manufacturers in Asia.
Steve earned his
BSME Tau Beta Pi with honors from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Management
from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.