David Bishop

David Bishop

Product Development
Currently: President at Planet Import, Inc.
Location: Lake Forest CA
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I have spent the last 15 years designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling consumer products to distributors and large retailers such as Costco, Lowes, TJX companies, etc. and whereas I have enjoyed the creative, fast paced, speed-to-market nature of having my own business, I am looking for new mountains to climb, where I can collaboratively focus my creative and business acumen in a much larger company with opportunities for even greater achievement. The most compelling reason to consider me for this position would be my broad range of skills. A great example of this is a sales presentation I had with the Costco garden buyer. After making our introduction and working through our PowerPoint, it became clear that the buyer was curious about my product development sketchbook. We looked through a dozen or more illustrations, concepts, and models and landed on the Cascadia Fountain, an urban decor accessory for big and small spaces, which reduced the carbon footprint by utilizing the basin as the master carton. This fountain can be assembled in minutes not hours, which for those who’ve had the pleasure to set up know is a key selling feature. He was immediately hooked and said he would buy the program right away. Within weeks we were set-up as a Costco vendor, simultaneously I created the 3D Model for factory replication, secured financing for the program, worked with our Chinese factory to implement QC protocols, testing and delivery requirements, designed the packaging, produced a set-up video, developed collateral, and ultimately sold 40,000 units at 2.4 million in retail dollars. Considering Costco works two years out, this was a significant accomplishment in less than 6 months. More than strategic sales or simply product development, I have an array of skills that complement each other in successfully bringing products to market.

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  • Design
  • Product Development and Outdoors
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