Analyst Profile

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner,  30 years industry experience

Location:  Spain  | Language(s):  English, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

David Gonzalez is a Research Vice President in the Logistics, Customer Fulfillment and Network Design Team. Based in the EMEA region, he has more than 25 years of experience working with regional and international supply chains and logistics functions. Over that period, he has worked in the service, manufacturing and retail sectors, with organizations ranging from a leading global logistics service provider and a chemical and engineering manufacturer, to a number of leading global retailers. Mr Gonzalez is a regular contributor to trade and main stream press and is a thought leader on the 3PL services and logistics outsourcing sectors.

Background

Previous Experience

In previous roles, Mr. Gonzalez managed the global logistics function for the delivery of physical reward marketing programs to Tesco PLC in the U.K. and Ireland. He went on to take over similar global logistics responsibilities for the Tesco subsidiaries in CE territories of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. At the Linde Group, Mr. Gonzalez headed up the Global Logistics function for the Electronic Gases Business Area. This included creating, implementing and managing a center of excellence function for logistics, as well as engaging in the regional execution of logistics policies and operations through a network of logistics control towers. He also took on responsibility for global trade compliance and led the establishment of a center-led compliance and governance model. Mr. Gonzalez's consulting experience resulted in the successful delivery of high-profile logistics transformation projects for leading global retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, Burberry, New Look, and Fat Face. He was also engaged in the solution design and implementation of new and innovative logistics operating models for Arysta Life Sciences, Intel and TSMC.

Professional Background

  • Gist, Senior Consultant, 11 years
  • TCC Global, Senior International Logistics Manager, 4 years
  • The Linde Group, Head of Global Logistics - Business Area Electronics, 8 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Linde Electronics Supply Chain Excellence Award, 2008

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