Meet The Visionaries: TPI Leadership

Welcome to TPI Leadership, where innovation, expertise, and vision converge to drive our company forward. Our leadership team embodies the values of TPI, bringing a wealth of experience, insight, and passion to every aspect of our operations.

Led by a group of seasoned professionals, our leadership team sets the strategic direction for TPI, guiding our efforts to exceed client expectations and achieve sustainable growth. With diverse backgrounds and a shared commitment to excellence, each member of our leadership team plays a vital role in shaping the future of our company.

Get to know the individuals who lead TPI with dedication and distinction. From executive leadership to department heads, our team is united in our mission to deliver unparalleled service and value to our clients. Learn more about their backgrounds, accomplishments, and the vision they bring to TPI’s continued success.

TPI Leadership

Get to know the individuals driving our company forward.

Meet Our Team

Building a Better Future: Learn About the Individuals Guiding our Company to a Better Tomorrrow

Bret Barnes

C.P.M, CPIM, TPI President

Bret founded TPI in 2002 and has acted as the President & CEO since that time. Bret holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in Business Management with an emphasis on supply chain and materials management. Bret's professional career included Senior roles at Hughes Aircraft Company, Systems & Simulation, Raytheon, International Specialty Products, Allied Signal and Flair Corporation. Bret is certified in Production and Inventory Management and is a Certified Purchasing Manager. Bret Barnes, C.P.M, CPIM, TPI President

Carley Crowhurst

Director, Information systems, continuous improvement & marketing

Carley Crowhurst is a dynamic Supply Chain professional with over 20 years of experience, bringing her expertise to Third Party International since 2016. A proud graduate of the University of Phoenix with a BS Degree in Business, Carley boasts a stellar track record in implementing and enhancing lean strategies, driving supplier performance, and cultivating high-impact results. At the heart of her work lies a passion for uncovering and leveraging strengths within both individuals and processes to streamline efficiency and maximize potential. Carley's leadership shines as she leads and develops teams, navigating challenges with finesse and driving success in even the most demanding environments. Detail-oriented and equipped with strong communication skills, Carley thrives in challenging settings, embracing each opportunity to innovate and exceed expectations. With her dedication to excellence and proven track record, Carley is an invaluable asset to the TPI team, steering us toward continued growth and success.

Arlene Monreal

Leader, Recruiting & Consultant Contracting

Arlene is a distinguished professional with over 20 years of unwavering commitment and expertise in the Aerospace industry. Throughout her career, Arlene has excelled in administration, contract review/negotiation, program management, purchasing, and departmental management within multi-million-dollar enterprises. In her leadership roles, Arlene has demonstrated exceptional prowess in departmental management, fostering high-performance teams and instilling a culture of excellence. Her collaborative approach has enabled seamless integration between departments, resulting in streamlined operations. A hallmark of Arlene’s career is her excellent relationship management skills, which have been pivotal in nurturing strong partnerships with customers and suppliers. Her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, coupled with her proactive communication style, has earned her a reputation for reliability and integrity in the industry. As she continues to make significant contributions to the aerospace sector, Arlene remains dedicated to driving success and forging enduring connections. With a proven track record of delivering results in high-pressure environments, she continues to be a driving force in the TPI family by shaping the future trajectory of the TPI landscape.

Michael Sager

MBA, C.P.M. Operations Leader- Eastern US and Europe

Mike is a senior global procurement and supply chain leader with over 30 years of international and domestic Supply Chain experience in the Industrial, Aerospace, Naval, Space and Defense sectors while working at Parker Hannifin, Harris and LORAL / Lockheed Martin. His most recent position was as Site Supply Chain Leader at Parker Hannifin. He has also held positions in Program Management and Subcontracts. He has a proven track record of implementation and enhancement of lean strategies, improved supplier performance and leading High-Performance Teams to achieve results with high organizational impact. After retiring from Parker Hannifin Mike joined Third Party International as a Senior Project Consultant specializing in Supplier Recovery and Development with subject matter expertise in the areas of Castings, Machining, Electronics and Circuit Card Assemblies. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Brockport University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dowling College. He is certified by the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M) and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Total Quality Management from Dowling College.

Tony Venegas

ME Operations Leader, Western US

Tony Venegas has been with TPI for 4 years. During that period, Tony has lived a professional life of continuous improvement by constantly challenging himself with various assignments. Tony holds a Masters in Engineering Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University of Northridge. Tony is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the Aerospace and Consumer Electronics industries, demonstrating his versatile expertise across various roles such as Production Manager, Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, and Industrial Engineer. Tony extensive 15-year tenure in the Aerospace sector, complemented by 5 years in Consumer Electronics, has endowed him with a deep understanding of manufacturing complexities and product development. As a Certified Lean Six Sigma professional and a Project Manager, Tony's proficiency in driving operational efficiency and excellence in project execution is evident. His expertise is further augmented by his certification in Additive Manufacturing, showcasing his adaptability and forward-thinking approach in incorporating cutting-edge technologies into traditional manufacturing processes. Tony's impact extends to strategic capacity management, where his skills in resource optimization have significantly improved operational efficiencies. His leadership in numerous Kaizen events exemplifies his commitment to continuous improvement, leading to substantial cost savings and enhanced productivity. In the realm of supplier development, Tony has played a pivotal role in strengthening supply chain networks, ensuring stability and quality. Furthermore, Tony's exceptional skills in building and maintaining customer relationships have significantly contributed to enhancing client satisfaction and loyalty, further solidifying his reputation as a leader in his field.

Steve Orr

Consultant Emeritus

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.

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Leadership Excellence: Guilding TPI's Journey

At Third Party International (TPI), our commitment to excellence is at the core of everything we do. With a steadfast focus on innovation, integrity, and collaboration, we empower our team to lead the charge towards unparalleled solutions and exceptional outcomes.

Our leadership team embodies these values, steering TPI’s journey with vision and determination. With their guidance, we soar above the competition, ensuring that our clients’ dreams become reality. Join us on this extraordinary journey and discover the difference with TPI.

Empower Your Supply Chain with Third Party

Supplier Surveillance & Field Quality Services

With a international network of experienced consultants, TPI is never more than 24 hours away from your most pressing supply chain management need. While we’re helping your supplier deliver product to you, we will assess their order fulfillment capability , identify weaknesses and stay engaged until you see sustainable performance improvements. For product quality, we have hands-on personnel to identify root cause and corrective actions capable of working with the supplier or manufacturing engineering to re-design processes to eliminate defects.

Project Management

Our consultants are former senior executives who have years of experience in driving improvements in operations and supporting functions. They are hands-on experts who don’t just give you a list of suggestions….they execute and deliver improvements in customer service, working capital, and profitability.

Specialized Consulting Services

TPI specializes in sourcing and supply chain management processes. Whether you need support in bid/supplier selection or in managing a transition between suppliers. TPI has the tools, resources, and project management disciplines to complement your internal project resources.

Why Choose us

Program Management Excellence

Unlock the potential of your projects with our versatile program leads, adept at overcoming barriers and delivering results with precision.

Program Lead

Strong Program Management Skills

Program Lead

Ability to Adapt, Improvise and Overcome


Diversification of Skills

Leadership Skills with Strength in Manufacturing

Program Support

Program/Project Support


Ability to Recognize and Resolve Issues

highly Technical

Diversification of Skills

Leadership Skills

Minute Man

Program/Project Support

Require Some Supervision or Limited on Travel

Ability to Resolve Issues with Support from Field Lead

Focused Skills


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