Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 20, 2003

David Hale – International Smart Sourcing Inc (issg)

DAVID R. E. HALE assumed the position of President of International Smart Sourcing, Inc. in 2002, after having been the Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2001. He has over 20 years of senior level experience in optimizing and synchronizing a broad spectrum of financial and operational programs. A dynamic leader of change and growth, he developed a plan that transformed a major subsidiary in ISSI from a manufacturer to a distributor-manufacturer and increased the gross profit of domestic operations by 50%. Additionally, he assumed responsibility for the operations of an international outsourcing subsidiary and led ISSI in turning the corner into profitability. Mr. Hale previously worked as an independent management consultant after having served and been promoted early to every rank in military service before retiring as a Major General. His military positions include: Commanding General of the US Army forces in Southeastern Europe, Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff of US Army Forces in the Pacific, Assistant Division Commander, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm, and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Hale graduated on the dean's list from the United States Military Academy, West Point. Later he was number one in his class while achieving a Master of Science degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis. He was an assistant professor at West Point, teaching business management, engineering, and systems analysis, and was the first recipient of the Department of Defense Excellence in Education Award for outstanding achievement as a teacher. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief overview of International Smart


Mr. Hale: It's a company that has two active subsidiaries. One,

Electronic Hardware Corporation, is both a