Ms. Gordon leads a strategic‑consulting firm serving some of the world’s best known electronics companies (Cisco, HP, Flextronics, etc.) in best-practice outsourcing, supply‑chain, and profitable environmental steps. Technology Forecasters’ Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain is the world’s most strategic and prestigious quarterly research-discussion and networking group, with more than 200 electronics manufacturer and supplier executive members. In 2001 she wrote the book Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment, published by Berrett‑Koehler Publishers.
TFI Environment has conducted ten environmental benchmarking studies chronicling the most profitable approaches to meeting environmental requirements and—beyond that—proactively becoming environmental leaders. TFI Environment trains engineers in designing their products for leading-edge “design-for-environment” rules, and coaches executives in setting strategic goals for environmental leadership with products and facilities worldwide.
Before founding Technology Forecasters, Inc., in 1987, Ms. Gordon was a senior analyst at Gnostic Concepts, Inc., an electronics industry market‑research firm. Ms. Gordon is a Certified Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants, and was Chair of the IMC’s Northern California chapter. A prolific author, Ms. Gordon has written nearly 200 articles for trade and business journals. Ms. Gordon is also quoted in more than 50 journals and newspapers, is a popular guest lecturer at universities, and is regularly interviewed on radio and television regarding outsourcing and profitable, environmental business practices. She is a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society graduate from San Jose State University.