Jim Sacherman oversees corporate marketing and business development for Flextronics from its North American headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The Singapore-based electronics manufacturing services giant has annual sales exceeding $13 billion, and employs 95,000 people in 29 countries.
Sacherman was chief executive officer of Palo Alto Products International Pte. Ltd., a company he had founded in 1983, when Flextronics acquired it in April 2000. Palo Alto Products had grown into a leading design/development firm and manufacturer of mechanical enclosures with operations in Texas and Southeast Asia.
Prior to starting Palo Alto Products, Sacherman co?founded Matrix Product Design in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1982 and also held staff positions at I.D. Two in San Francisco and Moggridge Associates in London. He earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering design and economic evaluation from the University of Colorado and holds a master's degree in product design from Stanford University.