Carl Greppin

Managing Partner

Carl Greppin is the Managing Partner of Transpac Access, which he co-founded in 2003. Mr. Greppin is an international operations executive with 20 years of experience in manufacturing, sourcing and high-tech startups. During his supply chain career, Mr. Greppin has led the sourcing of more than $1 billion in direct materials, indirect materials and services.

In his current position with Transpac Access, Mr. Greppin is responsible for business development, managing client engagements and ensuring project teams meet client expectations. He conducts global sourcing and e-sourcing (Ariba-based) programs for small, mid-size and Fortune 500 clients in the U.S. and overseas, including China, Singapore, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Pakistan and India. Recent client engagements include:

  • Launching sourcing operations in China for a European wind turbine company
  • Evaluating global sourcing options for a Canadian luggage manufacturer
  • Saving more than $1.5 million and restructuring the facilities department for a U.S. hospital; and
  • Helping a U.S. medical device manufacturer solve delivery and quality issues with a China supplier

Prior to co-founding Transpac Access, Inc., from 1998-2002, Mr. Greppin served in domestic and overseas management roles for FreeMarkets, a supply chain management services firm that was acquired by Ariba in 2004. During his time with FreeMarkets, Mr. Greppin led the company’s New Delhi and Taipei operations from startup to fully staffed, full-service offices. He also helped launch the company’s aerospace practice, and managed accounts for American Airlines, Raytheon, AlliedSignal and Bombardier. Before joining FreeMarkets, Mr. Greppin served as general manager of FDC Forging of Cleveland, and as a finance manager with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati.

Mr. Greppin has a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has traveled to more than 50 countries, and lived and worked in Asia (India, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and East Asia) for three years.

Areas of Expertise
Startup operations
P&L responsibility
Global business development
International Sourcing
Project management