The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) - Don Baker (CTrends)

Vice President (2018-Present)

Executive Board Member (M) (2016-2021)
Years of Continuous Board Service: 2016-2021

27142 Burbank
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Joined IDEA:  2015
Committee Participation: 

Activities and Notable Contributions:  
• Attended San Diego Membership Meeting – April 2015

A well-known visionary and 30 year veteran to the electronics industry, Don Baker is the CEO and Founder of CTrends, a Hybrid Supply Chain organization. CTrends was founded in 2003 with the vision that “we could do better.” Since then the company has grown to be a Trusted Supplier in a vast, dynamic and competitive industry. Don enjoys the challenge of transforming vision into reality. He is known for assembling successful teams and resources to maximize market opportunities.

Don is passionate about establishing quality standards to protect everyone in the supply chain. Don has successfully grown the organization to be an innovative, system driven, quality-based company operating in 13 vertical markets. At CTrends, Don leads the team, sets strategy and drives results by practicing what he preaches – quality must come first.

Don believes there has never been a greater need for the deployment of clear and effective counterfeit mitigation procurement standard. We have a unique opportunity to make an impact.  Don has an innate understanding of the production lifecycle and the factors that contribute to a successful project. Don is currently speaking and lecturing as a subject matter expert in counterfeit mitigation, proactive technology management, as well as quality assurance standards and processes.

Hailing from Michigan, where he studied Computer Science at Central Michigan University, Don moved to California in his early years. Don is a husband, father and is an active volunteer to local schools, sponsoring and spearheading charity events. 

Don is Secretary of  IECQ and a Member of IDEA, ERAI, SMTA, GIDEP and sits on the SAE G19 D Committee – AS6081A for distribution.

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