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ABOUT US

 

The consortium group was formed with the idea to have qualified, complimentary suppliers pulling together to support each other and their customers. We cover all upper and soling material groups. Lead by industry veterans with decades of experience from both the brands and the manufacturing side of the industry, we provide a unique opportunity for customer’s material, design, and development teams to have an advocate on the “inside” advancing all material needs and initiatives

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Jack Sommers

Jack Sommers

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Jack is a footwear materials sourcing and development expert with over 30 years of experience.  Dedicated to customer service and problem solving, he’ll do whatever it takes to make designer dreams become reality. Jack is based in Arizona.

Jim Mann

Jim Mann

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With over 42 years experience in footwear, Jim is well versed in all aspects of the business. He has worked in production, commercialization, development, costing, and QC. Having worked both on the brand side as well as the factory side, materials is a natural progression for him. He currently lives and works in China.

Mike Chao

Mike Chao

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Mike has worked with many footwear brands over his 21 years in the business. He's developed great connections with brands and shoe factories alike. Mike finds ways to work with developers to achieve their goals. Mike lives and works in China.

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