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Mark F. Bender, Principal Partner

Mr. Mark Bender has over 30 years of industrial manufacturing experience holding senior level positions in sales, marketing, and operations at DuPont, Eaton Corp., Berg Electronics, and Viasystems, Inc. In the late 1990’s, he was the Vice President and General Manager at Berg Electronics where he had P&L and operations responsibility for the company’s largest division. More recently, at Viasystems, he was the Vice President and General Manager of the Americas EMS division that included nine global sites in the US, Mexico, China, and Europe with over $400M in sales revenue. During this time, he helped lead the due diligence teams in acquiring over a half-dozen private and public electronics contract manufacturing companies in five states, Europe and Asia with over $1B in revenues.

Mr. Bender has a BS degree from the University of Richmond, VA and an MBA from Loyola University.

Sandesh D. Gowda, Principal Partner

Mr. Sandesh Gowda brings 15 years of operational experience in technology development, factory automation, and manufacturing. His experience includes cradle-grave product management, supply-chain management and startup/development of technology companies.

Mr. Gowda is a graduate of University of Connecticut where he obtained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and Candidate for Ph.D (ABD). Mr. Gowda’s prior industry experience includes the Optroelectronics (Corvis Corp.) and Data Storage (Digital Equipment Corp., Quantum Corp., and Matsushita Electronics) industries. He has worked in both development and manufacturing organizations, including deployments in Japan, China and Southeast Asia.


William (Bill) Nailor III, Sales Manager, SANDMARK USA

Bill Nailor’s 35 years of experience is in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. While at Dupont, Bill was responsible for the largest account at IBM Corporation. Bill’s approach to each of his accounts is holistic, spanning across sales, customer support, and after-sales services, helping SANDMARK to become a part of our customer’s supply chain and operational infrastructure.

Bill supports our industrial customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Shireen Renu, Sourcing Manager – India

Mr. Shireen Renu oversees sourcing operations in India. He previously worked as Operations Manager at Blueridge Manufacturing Services, Ltd., SMG’s wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary. Shireen’s mechanical engineering background allows him to manage technical aspects, while his operational skills helps him manage our large and diverse set of sources.