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December 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month

Jan. 6, 2015
December 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month Maria Kirkeeng is the Owner and CEO of Concept 2 Market, Inc, a company that offers a full service mix technology solution for your electronic assembly requirements. From Prototype to Production C2M can accommodate a variety of technological levels.
Maria KirkeengOwner and CEO
How would you describe current business conditions in your industry?At this time we feel comfortable and are optimistic about the current conditions of our industry. What are your greatest concerns about the electronic components market?Our greatest concern is the ability of our suppliers to meet demand on time and with quality consistently. What are some of the supply chain issues that “keep you up at night?”We worry most about components not arriving on schedule. We pride ourselves on meeting the ship date we commit to our customers and therefore need our suppliers to supply on the dates they commit to.Do you think the overall economy is improving? Why or why not?We feel the economy has improved, but still has issues. For instance, the high cost of healthcare. Another issue is how some economic measurements have been changed to look better. Basing decisions on these economic figures could lead to poor decision making. In turn affecting the ability to purchase as predicted. How would you assess your business confidence over the next month?We are feeling confident and strong going into the first quarter of 2015.Other areas of the GPI you may be interested in:About the GPI | GPI Panelists | Apply to the GPI | Article Library | Contact Us

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