Herman’s keen insights into factory operations and high volume manufacturing were earned at the very heart of it; the factory. Leading an automobile supply factory, Herman worked to obtain QS 9000 verification - a new quality standard for the automobile industry and the only one in China and Hong Kong at that time.
After serving as the Far East Project Leader for Hasbro’s first generation FurReal Friends, Herman built the Far East iRobot office with Scott. As the Managing Director, Herman oversaw Operation (Supply Chain Management, Costing & Sourcing); Engineering (New Product Development, Design for Manufacturing) and China Quality (Quality, Sustaining, Business Relationships). Herman was instrumental in launching Roomba, Scooba, Looj and ConnectR.
In 2009, Herman and Scott rejoined forces to launch Dragon Innovation. As the Far East in-country liaison, Herman leverages his strong network of vendors to lower costs, improve quality and accelerate time-to-market.
Herman holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (currently Daltech, Dalhousie University). A fitness buff, Herman meets up with his high school friends for a pick-up game of soccer or tennis.