Brian Bonar, A Mechanical Engineer Turned Businessman

Brian Bonar’s education and early career did not hint of a future career in business. Mr. Bonar graduated from James Watt Technical College in his native United Kingdom with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. Fresh out of college, Brian found a job at US technology company IBM and worked for their UK division, IBM UK Ltd. He worked as a procurement manger at IBM’s United Kingdom division for a period of 17 years. As procurement manager Brian Bonar was in charge of purchasing motherboards for IBM’s personal computers. While working for IBM UK Ltd. Brian also studied at Staffordshire University where he completed a masters of mechanical engineering program.

After his long stint with IBM UK Ltd. Mr. Bonar went on to work for QMS Inc. as the director of engineering. Bonar used his mechanical engineering education and extensive experience at technology and software company IBM to manage and oversee the work of more than a hundred software and development engineers and programmers at QMS Inc. After serving as engineering director for over four years Bonar went on to work for Rastek Corporation. It was here he started his first real business experience. At Rastek he was VP of sales and marketing who oversaw global sales of printing technologies developed by Rastek. After serving as VP at Rastek Brian Bonar would part ways and come to Adeptec and work as a sales manager. At Adeptec Mr. Bonar used his great knowledge on both the design, procurement and sales of laser printers to foster company relationships with major laser printer manufacturers in Asia.

At Restek and Adeptec Mr. Bonar gained vital business experience that he used to create his own company called Bezier Systems in 1994. At Bezier Brian Bonar used his experience in developing laser printers to launch his very own printer that was the first to be SCSI based. After only a year Brain left the company that he had founded and went back to work as a VP of sales and marketing at Itec Imaging Technologies. At Itec, Brain was responsible for developing sales and marketing strategies for the company’s laser printers.

Brian would eventually leave Itec to start his second company called AMS Outsourcing. Building on his experience as a procurement manger, sales and marketing VP and engineer Mr. Bonar founded a company that would not only outsource products, but also services and provide staffing to small and medium sized businesses. After founding AMS Outsourcing Brain also went on to work for Allegiant where he became president and guided the sales, marketing and insurance departments of the company. He would work for almost three years as president of Allegient Professional Services before going to Trucept and Dalrada Financial Services where is CEO of both companies now.

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