AdvanTech guiding project management principles are accountability and simplicity. We assign team members based on their experience, knowledge of relevant issues, and ability to report findings accurately and succinctly to meet project requirements.

Our projects are structured to ensure goals are achieved  with timely reporting, quality assurance and control programs. Senior corporate oversight of each project ensures high-level integrity and provision of viable, cost effective recommendations for all systems and process enhancements to produce tangible results.

 

Key Personnel

Richard A. Perrin, President  

Mr. Perrin, the President and founder, has more than 30 years of operations management and consulting experience in all aspects of information systems design, development and implementation for logistics and supply chain management. As President, he oversees the business planning, development and implementation of the firm’s proprietary information systems including the company’s state-of-the-art logistics system, Quality Logistics Management (QLM®) used to support government and commercial clients. In addition, he provides management direction to the company’s consulting and services division while marketing new products and services to clients and business partners. Mr. Perrin continues to build and maintain clientele through innovative solutions for the commercial and government sectors.

Mr. Perrin currently serves as a member of the Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee for the Healthcare Management Information Systems Society, Co-Chair of the Supply Chain Management Special Interest Group, and is a board member of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council and the Bellwether League (recognizing excellence in leadership and contributions to healthcare supply chain management).  Prior to forming AdvanTech, he was President and founder of Healthcare Concepts, Inc., Director of Materials Management for the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a faculty member at Northeastern University in Business Administration for Management Information Systems. 

Robert E. Bona, Vice President    

Mr. Bona has over twenty-five years of progressive experience in operations management, consulting, systems development and integration. His projects have included organizational design, information systems, performance management and business planning/development. Presently, Mr. Bona provides project management direction for government systems (including the DoD Apparel Research Network for systems and process re-engineering) and oversees the design, development, and enhancement of AdvanTech’s proprietary systems including Quality Logistics Management (QLM®) and our Internet based solution QLM/Central. 

Prior to joining AdvanTech, Mr. Bona was the Director of Materials Management for the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland, where he managed inventories and distribution of more than $100,000,000 annually in supplies and equipment. Mr. Bona coordinated review efforts of user areas evaluating non-labor expenses, designed a supply replenishment system using handheld computers increasing restocking productivity by 25% and implemented "Just-in-Time" inventory support for the Hospital's main storeroom reducing inventory value by 35%.