Leadership Team

Bret Barnes
Founder & CEO, Purchasing & Materials Management

Bret, a twenty year supply chain veteran, founded Third Party International in 2002 as a professional service that provided third party professionals to corporations that required the services of high caliber and experienced professionals able to resolve short-term supply chain and engineering issues as well as support strategic objectives without increasing headcount. He saw a need for reliable and professional personnel to augment tactical department personnel and eliminate additional problems caused by locating staff personnel to suppliers facilities. Prior to forming the company, Bret had worked in Supply Chain and Project Management roles for world-class companies such as Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft Company, Raytheon Engineers, International Specialty Products, Grimes Aerospace, Allied Signal and Linvatec.

  • 31 Years Aerospace, Medical Device & EPC
  • (352) 207-3965
  • bbarnes@thirdparty.biz

John Barney VP Operations & Supply Chain Consulting

John has 34 years managing all functions related to advanced manufacturing-order to delivery with a 100% success rate on 9 product lines in 7 different facilities for 6 Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace & Semi-conductor industry. This includes responsibility for procurement (domestic & foreign), inventory / supplier management, facilities maintenance, manufacturing engineering, CNC programming, precision machining (details / assembly), composites manufacturing, minor & major assembly, final assembly and test & delivery. John has experience with the most modern technology /advanced quality systems / six sigma and effective lean manufacturing principles. This includes being part of (4) startup operations and developing / implementing MRP / MES / Procurement / Supplier management software solutions.

  • 34 Years Aerospace Manufacturing
  • (562) 208-7606
  • jbarney@thirdparty.biz

Steve Orr VP Operations, Field Service Operations & Quality

Steve has 21 plus years of experience at Plant and Corporate levels. His diverse background includes the aerospace and automotive industries. His most recent positions include Director of Manufacturing, Business Unit Manager and Quality Assurance Manager for Allied Signal / Honeywell. He also held positions in continuous improvement and quality engineering which included on line quality engineering using design of experiments to solve complex process and product failures. Steves work experience includes managing operations, quality assurance and continuous improvement initiatives with multi site responsibilities. As the Director of Manufacturing and Business Unit Manager for Honeywell Steve was responsible for P&L and cross functional disciplines.

  • 25 Years Aerospace Manufacturing
  • (352) 361-7939
  • sorr@thirdparty.biz